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Wednesday 9 December 2015
Nadi, Fiji
Development remains at the centre of a PACER Plus negotiation that is currently on the way in Nadi, Fiji this week, 7-9 December between trade officials from Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and their counterparts from Australia and New Zealand.
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Tuesday 8 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
The murder of neutral observers aboard fishing boats in the Pacific is one of the most under-reported issues in the $US6billion Pacific tuna fishing industry. Few people are aware that fisheries observers have died on the high seas while attempting to guarantee the sustainability of fish stocks, reports Netani Rika, at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting that concludes in Bali today.
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
The Cook Islands is challenging other Pacific nations to support the adoption of a meaningful harvest strategy for albacore tuna, following a commitment to reduce its own catches by up to 35 per cent within two years. By Helen Greig
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
Papua New Guinea has called on the Pacific Tuna Commission to take urgent action to control fishing on the high seas. By Yvette D’Unienville
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Paris, France
Before it has even been agreed upon, the world is already failing the current proposal for the new Climate Change agreement to reduce global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. While the Pacific islands call for the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees, the reality is the combination of all national pledges now on the table takes it to over 3 degrees Celsius. - SPREP
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Monday 7 December 2015
Paris, France
After a week of negotiations, negotiators from 195 countries have produced a Draft Paris Outcome that is likely to become the new global climate agreement on 11 December. By Makereta Komai.
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Monday 7 December 2015
Paris, France
Action Day at COP 21 in Paris, France has thrust the environmental leadership of the Pacific islands at the forefront of a Pacific Press Conference featuring the Heads of State from the Cook Islands, Palau and Tuvalu.
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Friday 4 December 2015
Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia’s fisheries minister has called on the Pacific Tuna Commission to ban transhipment at sea and end human rights abuses rife in the tuna fishing industry. By Helen Greig
Thursday 3 December 2015
Paris, France
US President Barack Obama in Paris on Tuesday met with leaders of Pacific Island states and other vulnerable island states that are facing significant risk because of climate change, to talk about the need to conclude COP21 with an “ambitious agreement.” He said the voices of the leaders "right here today" were vital in making sure that the agreement that emerges serves the interests of the most vulnerable not just those of the most powerful.
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Tuesday 1 December 2015

Bali, Indonesia
The United States is on a collision course with Pacific nations as it attempts to get itself off the hook on a fishing deal signed in September.
Monday 30 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As world leaders began to arrive in the French capital to finalise a global agreement on climate change, almost all the independent islands of the Pacific had submitted their new climate action plan – but not Tonga.
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Monday 30 November 2015
Paris, France
Ten Pacific leaders are on the official batting order to address the world when the final rounds of negotiations for a new agreement on climate change opens in Paris today. They are from Kiribati, Marshall islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Tuvalu, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea.
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Sunday 29 November 2015
Paris, France
This weekend, representatives and heads of government from around the world arrive in Paris to prepare for the two weeks marathon negotiations that is expected to come up with a legally binding global climate agreement. The new agreement on 11 December could be the most important and significant achievement of any climate summits since Kyoto in 1997. By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor at COP21
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Tuesday 24 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan products such as vanilla and Japanese taro have been successfully promoted in the Japanese market, facilitated by the Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) in Tokyo. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 12 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (74) has retired as Fiji’s President after six-years in office. His successor Jioji Konrote, of Rotuman descent, was sworn in today, 12 November at Government House in Suva.
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Thursday 5 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Bank South Pacific BSP officially took over the Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) operation in the Solomon Islands on 30 October, further expanding its operations in the Pacific Islands.
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Wednesday 28 October 2015

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tonga is the 7th country to commit to the Niue agreement that aims to stamp out illegal, unlicensed and unregulated fishing in the tuna-rich economic zones of the Pacific Islands.
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Tuesday 27 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A complex four-days Pacific regional meeting to discuss a theme of “Building Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as a Catalyst for economic growth”, began in Avarua, Cook islands today, 27 October. It aims to increase the engagement of the Private Sector in the Pacific Island economies, and to identify regional approaches for Private Sector to address its economic concerns.
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Tuesday 27 October 2015
Geneva, Switzerland
A three-year funding commitment of $3 million has been made by Australia to support intellectual property (IP) programs in needy countries, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Friday 23 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan scholarship student, Pipiena Faupula, received a high achiever award while completing her Masters in Commerce at the University of the South Pacific.
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