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North Korean missiles no threat to Guam – advisor

The Homeland Security advisor for the Governor of Guam says he's more worried about the US territory being struck by a typhoon than a missile from North Korea. The secretive...

Tahiti resort to host British celebrities

French Polynesia's Tetiaroa island is awaiting the newly-wed sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, and her husband James Matthews for their honeymoon. Tahiti-infos said the couple is expected...

Sport: Tongan sport federation still wants to host Pacific Games

National sporting federations in Tonga still want the country to host the 2019 Pacific Games. More than 40 delegates, representing 17 sports, attended a Special General Meeting of the Tonga...

Fiji government trying to legalise MP suspensions – NGO

A Fiji civil society group says the government is trying to pass legislation to legalise the suspension of three opposition MPs. Pacific Dialogue was stopped during the presentation of its...

First Pacific framework for suicide prevention launched

A Tonga academic says recording the stories of Tongan families who lost a family member to suicide has been a difficult task. Heilala Malu is the first system to specifically...

Pacific music needs more support, say awards organisers

Organisers for this year's Vodafone Pacific Music Awards say much more public support is needed for Pacific music. Events Manager Petrina Togi-Sa'ena is pleased to see a strong line-up of...

Fiji sugar cane growers get $US5m govt help

Fiji's sugar cane farmers have been offered nearly $US5 million in government assistance to help them recover from Cyclone Winston. The Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has announced the farmers will...

Pacific tourism growing in step with global trend

Visitor arrivals to the Pacific region grew by 3.7 per cent last year compared with 2015. The figures from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation are in line with the global...

Fiji Times rejects govt claims it’s using cane farmers

The Fiji Times has rejected government claims that it has an agenda on issues regarding sugar cane farmers and the sugar industry. The Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has accused the...

NZ failing to call out human rights abuse – Amnesty

Amnesty International says the New Zealand government has neglected to call out Australia on the human rights abuse occurring in its offshore detention centres for refugees. For four years Australia...