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06:01 am GMT+12, 05/06/2020
 
With Fiji now COVID-19 free, the government will announce new health protection measures next week.   Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said overcoming this challenge is a defining moment for Fiji.   Bainimarama said the non-existence of the virus for 45 consecutive days has granted Fiji a high level of confidence that the virus has been wholly eliminated within our border.   He said every step forward will be » read more
 
The election is over; hard work begins in forming alliances and MPs – elect contest position of Niue Premier Nauru President calls for an end to USP saga
Measures remain in place to ensure that Niue remains Covid-19 free and will be reviewed by new Cabinet Cook Islands border begins to open
 
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Vanuatu MPs undergo induction for new term of Parliament
06:32 am GMT+12, 05/06/2020, Vanuatu
Newly elected Members of the Vanuatu Parliament are currently undergoing a five-day induction programme aimed at equipping MPs to better understand and effectively perform their role as legislators. Following the March 2020 general election, 50 percent of the members in the 12th Legislature Read more

The Government of Japan funds UN Women programmes to address the challenges of women and girls during COVID-19
The Government of Japan has contributed US$4,545,454 to UN Women programmes to protect the liv
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UNICEF and WHO call on Pacific Island countries to strengthen policies on breast-milk substitutes
Mothers are strongly encouraged to continue to breastfeed during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Time to reflect on the importance of Pacific biodiversity during World Environment Day
By Kosi Latu, SPREP director general   Since 19
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Australia’s new COVID-19 development response strategy: strengths and contradictions
Written by Stephen Howes    There’s
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Business News
End to Sydney, LA flights puts subsidy up in the air
06:10 am GMT+12, 05/06/2020, Fiji
New questions over $12 million (US$7.7million) Air New Zealand subsidy amid plans to resume flights.    The terms under which Cook Islands subsidises Air New Zealand are expected to change, a top government official says.   The government “underwrites” Air New Read more

$30 million investment in network upgrade
Digicel Fiji’s investment in its network upgrades complement government’s investme
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Niue will begin testing going LIVE with the Manatua cable by June-end
Niue will begin testing going live with the Manatua cable towards the end of this month.
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ADB's $5 million grant to support public investment management, fiscal sustainability in Nauru
ADB's $5 million grant to support public investment management, fiscal sustainability in N
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F$1.7m payout for 8,000 FNPF members
Around 8,000 members of the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) now have less than FJD$35 (US$
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Sports News
NRC cancellation a blow for Fijian Drua rugby team
06:42 am GMT+12, 05/06/2020, Fiji
The coach of the Fijian Drua says he is disappointed his team won't have an opportunity to regain the Australian National Rugby Championship title.   The 2020 NRC competition has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.   The Drua made the semi-finals in their debut Read more

Northern hemisphere, Pacific Tests on the cards in 2020, hints NZR boss
New Zealand will be able to host Test matches towards the end of the year if all goes to plan,
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Women at Fiji weightlifting take more than half of Executive Board seats
The new President and Board of Weightlifting Fiji (WF) have been told they are "leading t
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Pressure mounting on World Rugby to deliver findings of investigation into Fiji Rugby Union chair Francis Kean
Pressure is mounting on World Rugby to deliver the findings of an investigation into the disgr
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ONOC Athletes' Commission Chairperson appointed to IOC Commission
The Chairperson of the ONOC Athletes’ Commission, Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Karo Le
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