French police kill alleged gunman amid continued unrest in New Caledonia

French police shot and killed an alleged gunman in New Caledonia on Wednesday, local prosecutors said, bringing the toll of almost two months of unrest in the French Pacific territory to 10. The suspect was killed

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Fiji’s golden dream: Can Jerry Tuwai lead them to Paris glory?

Fiji are pinning their hopes on the return of their influential star Jerry Tuwai to help secure a third consecutive Olympic rugby gold medal after experiencing a challenging period both on and off the field. The Fijian

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Queen of PNG weightlifting Dika Toua misses out on Paris Olympics

PNG weightlifting queen and veteran Olympian Dika Toua will not be able to represent PNG at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Toua told this paper Thursday that, unfortunately, she didn’t make the Olympic team because of one

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Tongan trailblazer Ofa Aki is off to the Olympics

Tonga’s first female athlete to compete in the Olympics boxing competition, Fe’ofa’aki ‘Epenisa, is excited to represent her Pacific heritage in Paris this month. “I just feel honored and proud. I know

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Repair ship on its way, but Tongan internet users still struggling to stay connected

With a cable repair ship still nine days away from Tonga, internet customers in Vava’u and Ha’apai are struggling to keep connected. And customers have been warned that satellites may not be the answer, even as Elon

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Air transport woes top agenda of Marianas lawmakers’ assembly

Issues and concerns regarding air transportation between the CNMI and Guam topped the agenda of the Mariana Islands Legislature Association’s 2nd General Assembly at the Guam Congress Building on Wednesday. Guam

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Air Vanuatu liquidation nears final stages with August deadline

Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited (Ltd) entered liquidation on 9 May 2024 and Ernst and Young (EY) were appointed as Liquidators. 09 June marked one month since the liquidation, and Tuesday, 9 July, marked two months.

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Papua New Guinea’s growing need for more residential land

A Papua New Guinea (PNG) think tank says the government must ensure that land is available for people to legitimately live on. It is a feature of life in PNG that tens of thousands of people live illegally as squatters

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PNG minister facing domestic assault charge steps down. Opposition demands resignation

Police in the Australian state of New South Wales said in a statement Saturday that a 58-year-old man was arrested and charged after a domestic dispute in Sydney after a 31-year-old woman known to him had injuries to

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Guam eyed as Micronesian hub for Nauru Airlines

Guam leaders have begun a dialogue with Nauru Airlines to explore air service expansion and consider a proposal to create a regional hub on island. The meeting between Guam officials and Nauru Airlines executives

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Exams in doubt after Solomon Islands Government cuts entire funding allocation

All examination classes face the possibility of not sitting their exams as the Solomon Islands Government has cut the entire budget allocation of more than $70 million (US$8.41 million) for this year’s national

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Medicinal cannabis now permitted in Cook Islands with prescription

Islanders and visitors can now bring in medicinal cannabis into the Cook Islands from New Zealand and Australia provided they meet certain requirements, says Te Marae Ora (TMO), Ministry for Health. Minister for Health

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