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Vanuatu Ministers To Consider Controversial Income Tax Plan

 

Vanuatu's controversial plan to introduce income tax has been submitted to the Council of Ministers.

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20
Jul

Teenager Dies In Election-Related Violence In PNG

 

 A teenager has died in a Southern Highlands hospital in Papua New Guinea following election-related violence in the prime minister's electorate.

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20
Jul

Fifth Cohort Of European Union-Funded Sugarcane Industry Workers Graduate From Training

 

The fifth cohort of students graduated today under the European Union (EU)-funded Training Support to the Fijian Sugarcane Industry Project in Labasa today.

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Thu
20
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Container Of Medicine Left At Fiji Port For 253 Days

 

The Fiji government is being urged to explain why a container of medical supplies was left unclaimed for 253 days.

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20
Jul

Tongan Citizen Returns Home After Detention In American Samoa

 

The two year detention of a Tongan national by American Samoa Immigration has been described as unfair.

Toni Foketi was detained because his immigration ID had expired, and his sponsor, his wife, had moved to the mainland for work.

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20
Jul

New Zealand Announces New High Commissioner To Vanuatu

 

New Zealand’s (NZ) Diplomat, Jonathan Schwass, will become the new High Commissioner to Vanuatu. Schwass is the Unit Manager of the South East Asia Division at the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Thu
20
Jul

Sport: Fiji Swimmer Wins Bronze At Commonwealth Youth Games

 

Fiji swimmer Taichi Vakasama has won the Pacific's first medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

The 18 year old claimed bronze in the boys 200m breaststroke final, setting a new Fiji senior record as he touched home in 2:17:17. Vakasama had earlier broken the same record in winning his heat in a time of 2:18:85.

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Wed
19
Jul

New Caledonia March Amid Election Roll Dispute

 

According to police about 3000 people marched in New Caledonia's capital to push for the automatic enrolment of Kanaks for next year's independence referendum.

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19
Jul

Fijian Academic: Anxiety Could Remain Over Military Political Stance

 

A scholar of Fiji politics says the military's assurance that it will accept the results of next year's election could instead spread anxiety.

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Wed
19
Jul

PNG PM: Results Of The General Election So Far Prove Wrong Claims Of Election “Rigging” In Favor Of The People’s National Congress Party

 

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the results of the general election so far prove wrong what some have been claiming about it being “rigged” in favour of the People’s National Congress Party.

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