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Over 2000 Dengue Cases In Fiji In First Half Of 2017

 

The ministry of health in Fiji says more than 2200 people have been infected with dengue fever in the country during the first six months of this year.

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Mon
14
Aug

Confusion Over Pharmacy Strike In New Caledonia

 

 There is confusion in New Caledonia over which pharmacies are closed by a strike.

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Mon
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Aug

Palau Leader Has Faith In US Protection

 

The president of Palau Tommy Remengesau has expressed faith in the United States' protection of the region amid North Korea's renewed threats to attack Guam.

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Sun
13
Aug

Australia: We’ll Help US If North Korea Attacks

 

Malcolm Turnbull says Australia would enact the ANZUS Treaty and “come to the aid of the United States” if North Korea launched an attack against the western superpower.

The prime minister’s declaration of support follows escalating threats from North Korea, which earlier last week threatened to launch a multi-missile strike in the waters off the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

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Sun
13
Aug

In Phone Call, Trump Assures Guam Of Safety - And Fame

 

Guam's governor was assured of his island's safety on Saturday, with United States president Donald Trump giving the territory "1000 percent" backing. North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles into the sea near the island, a US territory and key military base in the Western Pacific.

Earlier, President Trump said the US military was "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea, should the need arise, as the countries' leaders increased bellicose rhetoric this week.

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Sun
13
Aug

PNG PM And Police Commissioner Have Refused To Step Down Regarding Paul Paraka Lawyers Saga

 

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Police Commissioner Gari Baki have refused to step down amid mounting pressure in light of the Paul Paraka Lawyers saga.

Mr O’Neill is refusing to make further comments while the matter was before the courts while Mr Baki said he would not delegate his duties. The Alliance leaders – National Alliance Party leader Patrick Pruaitch, PNG Party leader Belden Namah, National Party leader Kerenga Kua and former prime minister and Moresby Northwest MP Sir Mekere Morauta – made the call in a joint media conference last Friday.

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Sun
13
Aug

Aus Provides 19 New Patrol Boats To Pacific Region To Help Combat Transnational Crimes

 

The Australian Government is providing 19 new patrol boats to Pacific island nations to combat increasing rates of transnational crimes in the region. Australia has also pledged to train law enforcement personnel.

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Sun
13
Aug

New PNG Gov Must Address Problematic Land Leases

 

An advocacy group in Papua New Guinea says the new government needs to finally address problematic land leases.

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Sun
13
Aug

Construction Of Multi-Million Popua National Park In Tonga Conservation Area Has No Master Plan

 

The construction of a multi-million project, the Popua National Park in a swampy area at the Nuku’alofa waterfront continues to be an irritating issue in the Tongan Parliament, and also in the public arena. Despite the rhetoric in Parliament, it all boiled down to “hot-air” when the environmental report of MEIDECC was passed 19-0.

The Popua Park issue became an issue again in Parliament on Thursday, 3 August when the 2015-16 Annual Report of the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communication (MEIDECC) was tabled into the House.

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13
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Fiji Economist Questions Gov's Latest Employment Data

 

A prominent Fiji economist says the latest employment data released by the government paints a picture that's far rosier than the reality.

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