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Thursday, December 14th, 2017


Tonga’s TOKO 7s qualify for World Cup 7s event

The TOKO 7s team in action against Vanuatu

NUKU’ALOFA – December 14: 4.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Tongan TOKO 7s team qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Fransisco after taking bronze in rugby sevens at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu last week.

Pacific Games Council to sue Tongan government

Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan led the Council meeting in Vanuatu on Sunday, where it was unanimously agreed that the Council sues the Tongan government for withdrawing from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games. Photo: VAN2017

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – December 14: 4pm (WIRES/Pacnews): Legal action against Tonga for withdrawing from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games has been given full support by members of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly at a meeting held on Sunday, December 10, in Port Vila, Vanuatu.


Action from the men's beach volleyball clash

By ANTAS TAVUTI PORT VILA, Vanuatu – December 14: 3.45pm (Van2017): It was the Men’s turn to take centre stage on Wednesday afternoon at the beach-like stadium where some exciting Beach Volleyball has been played this week as part of the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games.

Fiji files complaint against 100m Men’s Open decision

Fiji's Aaron Powell winning in Vanuatu but was later disqualified, a decision that FASANOC is protesting in Port Vila. Photo: THE FIJI TIMES

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – December 14: 3.40pm (FIJI TIMES): Team Fiji has written to the Pacific Games Council tribunal in regards to the Aaron Powell’s controversial disqualification in the men’s 100 metres race in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

WTO needs to stay out of fisheries management

Tuna fishing in the Pacific under many challenges

OPINION By LAGI TORIBAU SUVA, Fiji – December 14: 11.35am (PANG/Pacnews): The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina from December 10 to the 13th needs to stay out of fisheries management.

Macron summit touts green finance progress – despite Trump

The French President at the One Planet meeting in Paris

PARIS, France – December 14: 11.20am (CLIMATE HOME): French President Emmanuel Macron sought to inject some urgency into international climate efforts yesterday with an announcement-packed summit in Paris.

Strengthening Public Accounts Committees discussed at meet


WELLINGTON, New Zealand — December 14: 10.40am (UNDP): Strengthening the functioning of Public Accounts Committees (PAC) is essential for Pacific Parliaments to effectively scrutinize public finances, a meeting of Pacific Parliament officials in Wellington heard early this week.