Sunday, August 20, 2017
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PACNEWS is the regional news agency of the Pacific Islands' News Association.

‘Missed opportunity’ for Pacific at recent Oceans conference

The first UN Oceans conference in June ‘continues to perpetuate the myth that we are weak and small and need to be treated differently’.

Fijian PM welcomes G20 statement on Paris Agreement

Bainimarama said national governments alone cannot achieve the transformation needed.

Education Minister resigns over corruption practises

The PM sais in accordance with the Constitution, he had accepted the resignation of Dr Mahendra Reddy as the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts.

‘Wake-up call’: US admiral warns of ISIS danger in Pacific

“Marawi is a wake-up call for every nation in the Indo-Asia Pacific,” Harris said at an Australian Strategic Policy Institute event in Brisbane, Queensland.

Vote suspended in PNG capital as three returning officers are detained

The one day of voting allocated to Port Moresby has now been deferred to Friday.

Travellers look for environmentally responsible experiences

The meeting heard that most regional eco-tourism projects are short term as they are project driven, with some focused more on conservation and neglecting profitability.

Flying Fijians named for Wallabies Test

Coach McKee said that the test against Australia will be a big challenge for the Flying Fijians.

Action demanded on war wrecks and nuclear contamination

SPREP’s Pollution Adviser says some of these wrecks have been identified as high risk due to the large quantities of oil in the vessels.

Coalition of countries demands shipping makes tough CO2 cuts

A coalition of Pacific Island and European countries will push to ensure the UN’s International Maritime Organisation delivers an ambitious climate deal.

Conspiracy case retrial adjourned to June

The re-trial of former Vanuatu MPs and one lawyer that are defendants of the controversial conspiracy case have been ordered to return to court on June 6.