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Thursday, May 9th, 2019


Tonga and the Pacific part of waste talks

Chief Environmentalist Mafile'o Masi at the talks. Photo: SUPPLIED

Nuku’alofa – May 9, 2019: 5pm  (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga is part of negotiations and discussions at the Triple COPs in Geneva this week.

No evidence to support China Debt claims


By CEDRIC PATJOLE Suva, Fiji – May 9, 2019: 12.40pm (LOOP PNG): There is no evidence to support the claim that the Chinese Government is using loans and debts to create leverage over Pacific Island Countries according to Head of School and Director Politics and International Affairs at the University of the South Pacific, Dr Sandra Tarte.

Israel ready to protect the Pacific

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Suva, Fiji – May 9, 2019: 12.35pm (PACNEWS):  The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) stands ready to help any Pacific Island country should terrorists strike their island home says Israel’s Ambassador to the Pacific, Tibor Schlosser in an exclusive interview with PACNEWS.

Australians agree climate emergency is nation’s top threat


Sydney, Australia – May 9, 2019: 12.30pm (THE GUARDIAN): New polling from a respected foreign policy thinktank underscores the point that 2019 is the climate change election, with a majority of Australians saying global warming is a critical threat.

New Zealand passes landmark laws to be ‘carbon neutral by 2050’

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Wellington, New Zealand – May 9, 2019: 12.20pm (REUTERS): New Zealand’s parliament has tabled a landmark bill that will set a target of zero carbon emissions by 2050.