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04:43 am GMT+12, 08/03/2021
 
Fijians can now register for the COVID-19 vaccines using the digitalFIJI online platform, says Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong.   Dr Fong said registering now would make work easier for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services while vaccines would continue to arrive in batches into the country.   He said as a country with no community transmission, frontline workers would be the » read more
 
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Reef revival: Fiji's corals bouncing back after ruinous cyclone
04:47 am GMT+12, 08/03/2021, Fiji
By Tom Vierus In the immediate aftermath of the strongest cyclone to ever make landfall in the southern hemisphere, reefs across the Namena reserve and Vatu-i-Ra conservation park off Fiji were reduced to rubble.   Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji on 20 February 2016, causing Read more

OCO Pacific women in Customs series: Avalisa's balancing act to keep Samoa safe
 In 2019, the OCO held its inaugural Change Management on Gender Equality workshop, which su
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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world
Fijian Government recognises the gendered impact of COVID-19 and is prioritising the importance o
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Micronesian reflections on the state of Pacific regionalism
By Katerina Teaiwa, Vicente M. Diaz and Julian Aguon It has b
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How Eight Pacific Island States are Saving the World’s Tuna
By Christopher Pala   They control the richest tuna
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Business News
Kiribati reviews Banking Act for second bank
04:48 am GMT+12, 08/03/2021, Kiribati
The Kiribati Government has reviewed the Banking Act in anticipation of establishing another bank besides ANZ bank.   President Taneti Maamau made the statement at the press conference last week.   The President said establishing a second bank in the country was one of Read more

COVID affects Solomon Islands tourism & aviation, holiday deal launched
Solomon Islands lost more than SBD$350million (US$43.8 million) in revenue from overseas visitors
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Border to reopen for incoming Cook Island passengers
 After a week of no returnees, Cook Islands Government will allow incoming passengers on thi
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Tesla partners with nickel mine amid shortage fears
Tesla has decided to become a technical partner in a nickel mine - which is needed for lithium-io
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Fiji living on loans, says FLP
The reality of the matter is that we are living on borrowed money, says Fiji Labour Party (FLP) l
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Sports News
AIBA President pledges to support planning for Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games
04:14 am GMT+12, 08/03/2021, Switzerland
International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Umar Kremlev has pledged to support boxing competition at the Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games.   The pledge was made during a virtual Continental Forum for Oceania, which was arranged by AIBA for 14 National Federations.   Kremlev Read more

Vela Naucukidi keen to make history on and off the pitch for Fiji at Tokyo 2020
Vela Naucukidi has been on a long and winding journey with women’s rugby in Fiji, but it is
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Niue's Associate Membership revoked
The Associate Member status of the former Niue Islands Soccer Association has been revoked, follo
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Niue's Associate Membership revoked
The Associate Member status of the former Niue Islands Soccer Association has been revoked, follo
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Fiji Silktails building momentum ahead of NSW Rugby League season opener
The Kaiviti Silktails are less than three weeks away from their first match of the 2021 rugby lea
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