Friday, September 17, 2021

Solomon Islands PM urges journalists to be fair when reporting on corruption

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare urges journalists to be fair and accurate when reporting integrity and corruption issues. Sogavare made the call in his...

Pacific Forum Members hold third briefing with Japan regarding Fukushima treated nuclear wastewater

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Pacific nations continue to raise questions and concerns in closed briefing sessions around plans by Japan to discharge over a million tonnes of treated...

Over 100 Pasifika overstayers deported last year during pandemic

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Deportation of Pacific overstayers is continuing despite the global Covid-19 pandemic putting pressure on island nations. Fiji has been particularly ravaged by the virus of...

30kg meth seized, arrests in Tonga and NZ in transnational drugs trafficking operation

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Thirty kilogrammes of methamphetamine, exported from Tonga to New Zealand in a refrigerated food container, was seized in a joint operation by police and...

Samoa Prime Minister, Speaker assure Head of State of calm

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Samoa Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa and Parliament Speaker, Papalii Lio Taeu Masipau have assured the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi 11 that...

Pacific media leaders meet to tackle corruption

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Pacific Island media CEOs and owners are meeting in the Solomon Islands and online from today to consider how they can better support anti-corruption...

12 dead, hundreds sick after drinking stolen methanol in PNG

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A senior PNG health official says twelve people have died and more than a hundred are seriously ill after villagers in PNG's Eastern Highlands...

Vaccine apathy threatening to plunge Papua New Guinea into international isolation

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A new term has come into play in Papua New Guinea, not vaccine hesitancy, but vaccine apathy, coined by the man leading the country's...

Fiji records 131 new cases of COVID-19, one new death reported

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Fiji has recorded 131 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death reported Tuesday, increasing the total number of cases to 49,174 and 537...

Cook Islands will only accept vaccinated tourists when travel bubble resume

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All future tourists to the Cook Islands aged 12 years and older need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, says Cook Islands government. The only...

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Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of Fiji’s Miilitary Forces

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Brigadier-General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces(RFMF), taking over from Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto. This was confirmed...

Samoa Supreme Court orders HRPP members to be sworn in

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Samoa Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) and ordered the Speaker of the House to swear in...

Changes to Australia’s Pacific labour programmes welcomed

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Changes to Australia's Pacific worker programmes have been welcomed but questions remain over the pathway to permanent residency. The Australian government hailed their reforms to...