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Palau delegation to attend COP26 in Glasgow amid COVID- 19 hurdles

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Palau is sending a delegation headed by President Surangel Whipps Jr to Glasgow, Scotland for the COP26 climate conference. Palau will be one of the...

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Palau delegation to attend COP26 in Glasgow amid COVID- 19 hurdles

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Palau is sending a delegation headed by President Surangel Whipps Jr to Glasgow, Scotland for the COP26 climate conference. Palau will be one of the...

Delta surging fast in PNG

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The highly infectious and deadlier Covid-19 Delta variant infection is surging fast – up 94 cases from 97 on 26 September to 191 on...

Australia set to disappoint key allies on 2030 emissions target

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Australia’s decision not to boost its 2030 emissions reduction target will disappoint key allies that have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to do...

UK PM Johnson and Bainimarama talk COP26 and international climate financing

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama Monday, a press statement from 10 Downing Street stated. The two leaders discussed the...

Downward trend in Fiji’s COVID-19 death rate

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The overall COVID-19 death rate graphs for Central and Western divisions in Vitilevu, Fiji's main island indicate a declining trend. This, according to Ministry of...
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End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his...

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Legal challenge looms after Vanuatu speaker declares most government seats vacant

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The speaker of the Vanuatu parliament has declared the seats of the Prime Minister, the Deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant. The...

Pacific’s main newsprint supplier to close

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Newspapers across the Pacific are seeking new newsprint suppliers after the 66-year-old Norske Skog paper mill in Kawerau, New Zealand unexpectedly announced it was...

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CVF celebrates creation of UN Special rapporteur to protect Human rights in the context...

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The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) presided by Bangladesh celebrated the creation of a dedicated role to protect and promote human rights in the context...

Ten ‘high-risk’ PNG provinces required to implement Covid-19 measures

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Ten provinces in Papua New Guinea have been classified as “high-risk”, requiring that they implement measures which suits them best to address the Covid-19...

Telstra deal to buy Digicel’s Pacific assets almost signed and sealed

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A deal to provide more than $1.5 billion (US$1.1 billion) in taxpayer money to help Telstra buy telecommunications assets in the Pacific is weeks...

Mana Classes to strengthen Pacific media reporting

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The media are the ears and eyes of members of the public. In an effort to strengthen the capacity of Pacific islands media to accurately...

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Fiji Rugby names Flying Fijians management and players for November tour

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and traveling restrictions and challenges, the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has altered its November tour plan for the Flying...

Sekope Kepu added to Moana Pasifika squad

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Moana Pasifika have pulled off another major signing, adding former Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu to their squad ahead of the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific...

Moana Pasifika announce signings of three Manu Samoa internationals

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Moana Pasifika have continued their spending spree in the lead-up to their debut Super Rugby Pacific campaign by announcing the signings of three Manu...

OFC launches new online learning platform OFC Learn

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The Oceania Football Confederation is proud to announce the launch of its new online learning platform OFC Learn, which will revolutionise the way people...

Oman trounce PNG in World Cup opener

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Co-hosts Oman got celebrations under way at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in...

Health

Delta surging fast in PNG

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The highly infectious and deadlier Covid-19 Delta variant infection is surging fast – up 94 cases from 97 on 26 September to 191 on...

Voices

Nauru and Tuvalu athletes appear on BBC live interview from Tokyo

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Tokyo Two athletes from Oceania were guests on the BBC World Sport broadcast in a live cross on the...
Dried up salination plant on Banaba Island.

The island with no water: how foreign mining destroyed Banaba

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By Joshua Macdonald BANABA, 10 JUNE 2021 (THE GUARDIAN) --- The last decent rain on Banaba was more than a year ago. Without rain, people on...

Word Baskets and Witness Bearing: A Talk Story with Julian Aguon and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

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For Pacific writers Julian Aguon and Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, art and activism are inseparable. But while creative expression can be an act of resistance in...

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Pacific’s urgent call to climate action as crunch talks loom

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Pacific island leaders have urged industrialised nations to bring plans for real action, not good intentions, to upcoming climate talks, painting a grim picture...