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7:44 pm GMT+12, 29/03/2020
 
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape can now breath a sigh of release and focus on key national issues following a court’s ruling last Friday that dismissed an application filed by opposition leader Belden Namah that questioned his election to the top post last May.   A Waigani Supreme Court bench that comprised Deputy Chief Justice Ambeng Kandakasi and judges David Cannings, and Jeffery Sheppard, on Friday dismissed » read more
 
Quarantine to cover most arrivals, 56 confirmed cases on Guam CNMI has two confirmed Covid-19 cases
No new cases of COVID-19 confirms Fiji PM Vulnerable Pacific Islands "lock down" against coronavirus
 
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UNICEF supports Pacific Island countries to protect communities against COVID-19 pandemic
7:47 pm GMT+12, 29/03/2020, Fiji
UNICEF is supporting Pacific Island governments to help communities across the region prepare and respond to the threat faced by the COVID-19 pandemic.   To date, UNICEF working together with the World Health Organisation (WHO), has provided more than 170,000 essential medical and Read more

UNICEF scales up support in Pacific Island countries to keep children learning, as COVID-19 forces majority of schools worldwide to close
As nationwide school closures disrupt the education for more than 80 per cent of students worl
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COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies
By Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organisation
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PDF calls for inclusion of persons with disabilities in COVID-19 response
The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is urging all governments in Pacific Island Countries and T
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UN launches major humanitarian appeal to keep COVID-19 from ‘circling back around the globe’
To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic,
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Business News
US$30.8 million project will provide access for FSM to world-class broadband and digital services
6:29 pm GMT+12, 29/03/2020, Micronesia, Federated States of
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$30.8 million grant to improve the digital connectivity of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).   The Digital Federated States of Micronesia project will support the rollout of terrestrial fiber infrastructure, Read more

Fiji Link to suspend all outer-Island flights, Restrictions on inter- island shipping movements
Fiji Link, Fiji Airways’ subsidiary, will suspend domestic operations to all outer-islan
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Marshalls worried for seafarers caught up in Covid-19 restrictions
The Marshall Islands is encouraging countries to recognise and protect seafarers as key transp
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Foreign banks’ behaviour is ‘unacceptable’: Cook Islands Finance Minister
Cook Islands Government threatens to legislate to force banks to give debt relief to those str
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Narita recovery flights rescheduled to early April: Fiji Airways
Fiji Airways has rescheduled its recovery flights to/from Tokyo-Narita announced Thursday to o
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Sports News
Fiji 7s coach contract expected to be renewed after Olympics postponement
10:24 pm GMT+12, 26/03/2020, Fiji
Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber’s contract will expire at the end of the year.   Fiji National Sports Commission(FNSC) Chairman Peter Mazey says it is up to the Fiji Rugby Union whether they want to renew his contract.   Baber was brought in to guide the side to the Tokyo Read more

Team PNG still focused despite deferral of Olympics
The Olympic Games for this year have been postponed but Team PNG athletes are encouraged to ma
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Tonga NRL expelled from international rugby league, will appeal the decision
A new governing body will have to take charge of rugby league in Tonga after the Tonga Nationa
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Fiji Rugby support decision by IOC to postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Fiji Rugby Chief Executive John O’Connor together with Fiji Airways Fijian 7s Head Coach
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Fiji's Olympic title defence postponed for a year
Fiji will have to wait an extra year to defend their Olympic Sevens title after Tokyo Games of
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