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RNZI: The Papua New Guinea police say it has not had any reports of Manus island locals being involved in attacks on asylum seekers in Canberra's off-shore processing camp.

US lauds gas project in PNG

United States Congressman and chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security Homeland Defence and Foreign Operations in the House of Representative Jason Chaffetz has thanked the Papua New Guinea government for its ongoing support of the PNG LNG project.

Aust woos Fijian military regime

AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited the Pacific state of Fiji last Friday and Saturday, promising steps to drop sanctions against its military government as part of efforts to “normalise” diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Griffith Uni and MSG sign pact

GRIFFITH University and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30th January 2014 at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia to consolidate a framework for long-term collaboration and partnership between the organisations.

Water, sanitation, energy key challenges, says UN

THE water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned yesterday.

FFA, USP team up to train regional tuna ‘detectives’

FISHERIES inspectors, investigators and enforcement officers from across the Pacific head home from Suva this weekend, after spending almost a month honing their ‘investigative’ skills to help detect fisheries offences.

Australia to help fund malaria campaign in Pacific

The Australian Government has committed US$16 million to a new fund to combat malaria in the Asia Pacific region.

Fiji’s own bank launched

A 100 per cent Fijian-owned commercial bank was launched last week.

Teachers’ union makes investment

An initial investment of $4 million will take place at the new Vuda Hideaway Resort, a fifteen-minute drive from the Nadi International Airport.

Tax exemption for SMEs proposed

TAX exemption for local businesses is a way to encourage the grassroots to engage in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has stressed.