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04

Oct '18

4 Oct 2018

Pacific and General

IMT Asia 2018 explores trends, incentives, and de-risking schemes of the Money Transfer and Payment Industry

Executives from International Money Transfer and Cross-Border Payment institutions, Philippine banks, and other financial service providers gathered for the second International Money Transfer...

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27

Sep '18

27 Sep 2018

Solomon Islands

Pre-season cyclone forms near Solomon Islands

A tropical storm near Solomon Islands has intensified into a cyclone - the first of the season for the South Pacific. Cyclone season in this part of the world does not usually begin until...

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27

Sep '18

27 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Growth of Pacific economies likely to be less than forecast

The region's economy is expected to grow less than forecast this year with Papua New Guinea's February earthquake shouldering the blame. The Asian Development Bank is predicting just over one...

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26

Sep '18

26 Sep 2018

Samoa

Health outreaches underway in Samoa

Funding from the United Nations Population Fund is helping 16 districts in Samoa plan and receive medical treatment based on their particular community needs. Reproductive health, gender based...

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26

Sep '18

26 Sep 2018

Solomon Islands

RSIPF open day this week

  In a fulfillment of being “Polis Blo Iu” or “Your Police”, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is opening its doors at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara and...

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25

Sep '18

25 Sep 2018

Vanuatu

8000 Ni-Vanuatuans working in Australia and New Zealand

There are now 8,000 Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in Australia and New Zealand making the country one of the most successful participants of Pacific labour-mobility schemes. The labour department...

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25

Sep '18

25 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

PM announces increase in climate change funding for Pacific

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a boost in funding for Pacific countries to help them adapt to climate change. Ms Ardern is pledging $300 million in climate-related assistance over...

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24

Sep '18

24 Sep 2018

Pacific and General

Pre-colonial Pacific culture 'inspiration for feminism today'

Dominic Godfrey, RNZ Pacific Journalist   People of the Pacific need to decolonise their minds and reflect on the traditional role of women as men's equals. That call came from New...

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21

Sep '18

21 Sep 2018

Fiji

Fijian Exporters Impress in Australia

Without the support of the Fijian Government, a small social enterprise would not be able to participate at this trade show. These were the words of Bula Batiki’s Callum Drummond during the...

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21

Sep '18

21 Sep 2018

Samoa

World Bank to enhance climate resilience of Samoa’s road network

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.75 million grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network, and facilitate a rapid response in the event of...

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20

Sep '18

20 Sep 2018

Solomon Islands

More young children surviving in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is included among 10 countries with the most significant improvement in under five mortality rates between 2017 and 2018. UNICEF said six Pacific countries showed improvement in...

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18

Sep '18

18 Sep 2018

Sport: Pacific Rugby Players want World Rugby audience

The Pacific Rugby Players welfare group says the sport's governing body, World Rugby, will not engage with it over its Seats at the Table campaign. The campaign calls for greater representation...

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