Pacific aid surges as China, U.S vie for influence

Regional powers poured record amounts of cash into the Pacific Islands during the coronavirus pandemic to help them weather the economic fallout as competition for influence heats up between China and the West. An

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PACIFICi Portal to assist investigative anti-corruption efforts

With the Pacific Island region increasingly impacted by organised transnational crime, international drug and people smuggling, money laundering and corruption, a new web-based investigative tool, PACIFICi, is set to

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1.5C climate target ‘more fragile’ than ever, says COP27 chair

The goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C is “more fragile” than ever, as world leaders prepare to meet for crucial climate talks, the president-designate of the negotiations has warned. Sameh Shoukry, the foreign

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Kiribati: Moaniba becomes acting Chief Justice

The separation of powers crisis in Kiribati escalated on Friday, with the Pacific country’s attorney general, Tetiro Semilota Moaniba, appointed acting chief justice. Semilota was sworn in on Friday afternoon at a

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Fiji and New Caledonia win gold at FIBA Melanesia Cup

Fiji and New Caledonia each took home gold in the 2022 FIBA Melanesian Cup. New Caledonia was crowned winner in the men’s category after defeating Papua New Guinea at Vodafone Arena, Suva. New Caledonia flew out

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Be angry, be strategic, Pacific climate negotiators urged

“I just wanted to say that sometimes a united voice means that you can also genuinely, assertively be angry.” These were strong words from Fijian activist and political adviser for Diverse Voices and Action

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