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Multi-million dollar Fiji airport upgrade

Nadi International Airport will receive a massive $102 million facelift to give it an attractive and modern look as ...

We Say

Fiji has made rapid progress to elections

Fiji’s possible return to the fold of the Pacific Islands Forum, the region’s preeminent inter-governmental organisation of independent nations ...

Cover story

Palau – where size doesn’t matter

Not counting the 400 or so volcano-uplifted little limestone islands that make up the spectacular Rock Islands, Palau is ...

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Letters

Greenpeace’s ‘remote control’

I would like to express condolences on behalf of Greenpeace for the passing of Laisa Taga. Our deepest thoughts ...

Whispers

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Switzerland

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage

Wed 23 Jul

GENEVA, Switzerland --- New data released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ...

Australia

HIV breakthrough reveals virus hidden in immune system cells

Wed 23 Jul

Cancer-fighting drug romidepsin has been shown to expose hibernating HIV, making it susceptible to ...

Australia

Cancer-fighting drug romidepsin has been shown to expose hibernating HIV, making it susceptible to attack

Wed 23 Jul

MELBOURNE, Australia ---- Danish researchers have used an anti-cancer medicine to to activate HIV ...

Papua New Guinea

Telikom PNG acquires Datec

Wed 23 Jul

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Telikom PNG has acquired a good PNG company in Datec ...

Australia

Global study finds major decline of death, infections from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

Wed 23 Jul

MELBOURNE, Australia ---- Researchers are hailing a significant drop in the number of deaths ...

United Kingdom

Queen helps celebrate Prince George's birthday

Wed 23 Jul

LONDON, England ---- Queen Elizabeth II has joined her great-grandson Prince George at his ...

American Samoa

American Samoa warns about illness outbreak

Wed 23 Jul

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa --- American Samoa is issuing a health alert after about ...

Indonesia

Joko Widodo elected Indonesian president

Wed 23 Jul

JAKARTA, Indonesia ---- A man raised in a squat built on a river bank ...

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Fiji

Old politicians promoted racial disunity: PM Bainimarama

Wed 23 Jul

SUVA, Fiji ---The FijiFirst Party came out strong Tuesday on the issue of race ...

Right to contest poll

Wed 23 Jul

SUVA, Fiji --- National Federation Party candidate and former Magistrate Makereta Waqavonovono has made ...

We will restore workers’ rights, says Singh

Tue 22 Jul

SUVA, Fiji --- In government, we will restore workers’ fundamental rights in accordance with ...

Digicel Fiji invests FJ$70m in a major expansion of its high speed data network

Tue 22 Jul

SUVA, Fiji --- Digicel Fiji confirmed today an investment of FJ$70 million (US$38 million) ...

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We Say

Fiji has made rapid progress to elections

Wed 16 Jul

Fiji’s possible return to the fold of the Pacific Islands Forum, the region’s preeminent ...

Step down: Opposition demands

Wed 16 Jul

“If there is one factor that is holding back this most resource rich sub ...

China only too keen to fill the gaps

Wed 16 Jul

“It must be asked if New Zealand’s leaders would have indulged in such frivolous ...

Politics

PNG lobbies for its SG nominee

Wed 16 Jul

It is not new. Nor is it unknown. As a matter of fact, the ...

Three Opposition MPs suspended in Nauru

Fri 20 Jun

Police intervention was required twice in Nauru’s parliament as government and opposition MPs clashed ...

New Caledonia elections reaffirm divisions

Fri 20 Jun

Philippe Gomes is a happy man. His anti-independence party Calédonie Ensemble has done well ...