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Fiji ditches plan to replace the national flag

Fiji will not be getting a new flag after all, at least for now. In 2015, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced the country would ditch...

Australia and PNG confirm Manus centre to close

Australia and Papua New Guinea have confirmed the Manus Island detention centre will close, but the fate of detainees remains unclear. Australia’s Immigration Minister Peter...

Fiji gets extra public holiday after Olympic gold

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has announced a further day of public holiday after its rugby sevens team won the country’s first Olympic medal. Fiji...

Call to crackdown on PNG’s “terrifying” gun crisis

A former PNG Defence Force commander says guns remain the biggest threat to Papua New Guinean society and has called on the O’Neill government to...

South Pacific flag-bearers light up social media

Tonga’s flag-bearer almost stole the show at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games as his glistening body lit up social media. Pita Nikolas...

Diabetes crisis in Fiji leads to record amputations

Every eight hours in Fiji, somebody has a diabetes-related amputation. The shocking statistic has prompted calls from the Fijian Government for people to choose healthier...
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Tonga under pressure over illegal passport sales

New Zealand has warned Tonga it needs to do more to stop the illegal sale of passports. Tonga has conceded that passports, including diplomatic ones,...
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Solomons PM Pledges Continued Support For Taiwan

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei to assure her of continued support on the world stage. The two...

PNG Opposition Split Over New Push Against PM

A split has emerged within the PNG Opposition over plans for another motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. Despite failing to get the...

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