‘Stop the violence and killing against Kanaky people’: Vanuatu MPs from Tafea Province

Eight Members of Vanuatu Parliament from Tafea Province have made a bold and powerful call to the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to stop the violence and killing being committed against the Kanaky

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Rufino Varea appointed PICAN Regional Director

Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) has appointed Rufino Varea as its new Regional Director. Hailing from Oinafa Village in Rotuma, Rufino Varea brings extensive experience in marine ecotoxicology and

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Yap to begin canvassing votes for 31 May political status referendum

The Yap Election Commission in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) on Friday will begin tabulating the ballots cast during the 31 May referendum related to the island state’s political status. Yap voters were

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Vanuatu causes huge upset over New Zealand

Vanuatu has caused a huge upset in beating New Zealand 4-2 in the final match of round three at Hindmarsh Stadium  Vanuatu led 1-0 at the break courtesy of a brilliant goal from midfield general Seimata Chillia. 

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NRL wants me to stay out of PNG discussions: Olam

Justin Olam feels rugby league powerbrokers have not consulted him about the Papua New Guinea expansion bid for fear he will warn against fast-tracking the team’s entry into the NRL.  The premiership-winning PNG

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Palau considers expanding fishing zone in marine sanctuary 

The Palau government, led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (MAFE), is proposing changes to the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) that would significantly increase the area allowed for

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Palau’s second submarine cable faces delay 

The activation of Palau’s second submarine cable connection, linking the island nation to the Echo Submarine Cable Project between Singapore and the United States, has been delayed.  The cable, originally slated for

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Vanuatu’s Citizenship Commission defends granting citizenship to convicted Australian entrepreneur

Vanuatu’s Citizenship Commission says convicted Australian entrepreneur cleared the necessary checks before he was granted citizenship and given a Vanuatu passport.  Andrew Spira was granted citizenship

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Tonga Government appeals to public to rent out homes for PIF visitors

On the streets of Nuku’alofa, the rush is on to complete two hundred container houses to provide much needed accommodation for this year’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting, to be held in August.  Prime

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OFC: Fiji continues unbeaten run in scintillating form

The action continued in the second round of the OFC Men’s Nations Cup in Suva yesterday. PNG and Tahiti took to the field yesterday afternoon in what was expected to be a fair and hard- fought contest. Tahiti’s

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Slow start to PNG Census

Despite a slow start and the expected initial hiccups to contend with, national statistician John Igitoi is confident that National Census 2024 will be completed successfully.  “It’s just the start, so we expect to

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200 bodies yet to be recovered PNG landslide

About 200 persons are still to be recovered with 11 bodies retrieved and buried from the 24 May Landslide in Enga’s Mulitaka, according to Enga administrator Sandis Tsaka.  Tsaka, who is also the disaster committee

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