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13

Jul '17

13 Jul 2017

Fiji

Fiji plastic bag surcharge welcomed

An environmentalist has commended the Fuel Retailers Association in Fiji for implementing a nationwide surcharge on plastic bags at all convenience stores and service stations. The Ministry of...

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13

Jul '17

13 Jul 2017

Samoa

Samoa to build new high commission in Wellington

The Samoa Government is to build a new high commission in the New Zealand capital, Wellington. A release from the Minister of the Prime Minister and Cabinet says the current commission does not...

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13

Jul '17

13 Jul 2017

Vanuatu

Vanuatu road crash victims flown home today

In Vanuatu, the Employment Services Unit of the Labour Department says the bodies of the three ni-Vanuatu who died in a road accident in Cairns, Australia, are being repatriated to Port Vila on...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

Young Pacific leaders receive prestigious awards

Four Pacific women have been recognised for their leadership work in the community. As Sela Jane Aholelei the Queen's Young Leaders awards acknowledges young people in Commonwealth nations who...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Basketball added to Pacific Mini Games

Three on three basketball has been added to the sporting program for this years Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Van2017 CEO Clint Flood said there was some time in the second week of competition...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Fiji

Fiji qualify for Rugby World Cup

Fiji have become the second nation to emerge from Rugby World Cup qualifying after a 14-10 victory over Tonga in Nuku'alofa on Saturday saw them confirmed as the Oceania 1 qualifier. That narrow...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

Vanuatu

RSE NZ wok i helpim gut ol Pacific pipal

Palaman memba blong Port Vila Constituency long Vanuatu itok emi hamamas olsem  ol Pacific Island kantri na New Zealand nau makim tenpla yia blong Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme or RSE....

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Pacific and General

RSE scheme set to expand despite oversight concerns

A seasonal worker scheme providing employment for people from the Pacific has received a $10 million boost from the Government, which says it could be expanded to cover new industries like...

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Tonga

Counterfeit money found in Tonga

The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is warning that there are counterfeit 50 pa'anga notes in circulation in the Kingdom. The Bank said the notes were in the new King Tupou VI design. It said it...

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Fiji

Remittances increase by 3.7 per cent

FIJI recorded a steady growth in inward remittances over the first quarter of this year, notably with personal remittances increasing by 3.7 per cent at $123.6 million. This was highlighted in...

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

Vanuatu

Tallis Obed Moses named as new Vanuatu president

There was applause and a sense of relief in Vanuatu's parliament today as Tallis Obed Moses was voted in as Vanuatu's new President. Mr Moses, who had been a Presbyterian pastor, was sworn in...

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30

Jun '17

30 Jun 2017

Samoa

Nation mourns Seiuli’s passing

Samoa has a lost a national character. Today, families, friends and everyone whose lives were touched by Seiuli Alan Alo Vaai are mourning his passing away. On social media last night, mourners...

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