Vanuatu prime minister visits Huawei, views policing technology

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai visited technology company Huawei in Shenzhen and viewed surveillance technology used to enhance policing and reduce criminal activity, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.

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ANZ says in talks with Australian govt about shoring up Pacific Islands business

ANZ bank is in talks with the Australian government about ways to make its business in the Pacific Islands more viable as an exodus of Western financial services fuels concern about rising Chinese influence, its CEO

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No one is above the law, says Fiji’s Attorney General

“No one, including the elected Government of the day, is above the law”, says Fiji’s Attorney General, Graham Leung. While delivering his maiden speech in Parliament this week, Leung said that the rule of law was

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Funding injection to help keep banks in Pacific

An extra $6.3 million (US$4.24 million) in Commonwealth funds will go toward bolstering banking infrastructure in the Pacific, the federal treasurer will announce at a forum in Brisbane. The talks are focused on banking

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Rugby sevens match schedule confirmed for Olympic Games Paris 2024

The Paris 2024 Olympic rugby sevens match schedule has been unveiled by World Rugby and Paris 2024 today, with just 16 days to go until the sport has the honour of kicking off the Games on 24 July, two days ahead of the

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Filomena Leonisa Iakopo to represent American Samoa in Paris Olympics

Filomena Leonisa Iakopo, who is from the CNMI and American Samoa, left Saipan on Saturday with Paris as her final destination.  She will compete in the 100 meters event of the Olympic Games in the French capital on 02

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Superannuation is sitting in Australia as PALM workers report barriers, delays in claiming their money

Tevita Kofutu’a has plans for the $10,000 in superannuation he earned over five years of seasonal work in Australia. He’ll use it to buy a vehicle and pay a deposit on some land in Tonga where he and his

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Tjibaou and Metzdorf win New Caledonia’s seats in French National Assembly

In New Caledonia, Emmanuel Tjibaou has won a seat in the French National Assembly – the first time in 38 years that a pro-independence Kanak leader will serve in the French legislature in Paris. Emmanuel is the son of

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Pacific journalists’ resilience shines through at historic conference

Despite the many challenges faced by Pacific journalists in recent years, the Pacific International Media Conference highlighted the incredible strength and courage of the region’s reporters. The three-day event

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Four-try hero Miller, Wallaroos blow away Fijiana in Sydney

Desiree Miller crossed for four tries in the weekend as the Wallaroos thumped Fijiana 64-5 at Allianz Stadium. It was a repeat of the Super Rugby Final as Miller proved unstoppable in space, scoring a hat-trick in just

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PNG minister steps down after woman’s alleged assault in Bondi

One of Papua New Guinea’s most senior ministers have stepped down from his post after being arrested for the alleged assault of a 31-year-old woman in Bondi. Jimmy Maladina, who was the country’s Minister for

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Samoa produce comeback upset victory over Italy

Samoa recovered from a 10-point deficit to beat Italy 33-25 in a sweltering Test in Apia on Friday. The home side scored four tries to three in a successful start to the tenure of new coach Mahonri Schwalger and newly

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