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COVID-19 transmission in PNG widespread: Data

Twelve provinces in Papua New Guinea are showing widespread community transmission of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), according to reports and data from health authorities. They are...

Target vaccination population is 400k plus: Solomon Islands PM Sogavare

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the country’s target population to be fully vaccinated is 414,327 people. The Prime Minister said this means we...

New Zealand supreme court blocks seabed mining consent

A New Zealand offshore mining company has lost its supreme court bid to overturn a decision preventing it from mining millions of tonnes of...

Situation dire, PNG’s three biggest hospitals are fighting an uphill battle against COVID-19

Papua New Guinea’s three biggest hospitals are fighting an uphill battle against COVID -19, with one reporting two to three deaths per day. The Port...

Fiji records 22 new cases of COVID-19, one death reported

Fiji has recorded 22 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, increasing the total number of cases to 51,154 and 632 deaths since the outbreak in...

Covid-19 claims seven more lives in New Caledonia

New Caledonia has recorded another seven fatalities linked to Covid-19, raising the tally of the outbreak to 157. Another 155 people have tested positive, bringing...

Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida calls 31 October election, vows to fight pandemic

Japan’s new Prime minister, Fumio Kishida, on Monday called a parliamentary election for 31 October and vowed to bolster the country's response to the...

‘Climate change contributes to poverty’

Climate change is a contributor to poverty in Fiji, says Pacific Islands Forum director programmes and initiatives Zarak Khan. He made the comment in a...

PM Marape: Covid-19 not a joke, Protocols to be imposed

While the world has taken to living with Covid-19, Papua New Guinea still has a lot to learn in doing the same, PNG Prime...

Fiji’s Armed Forces Chief Jone Kalouniwai promoted to Major-General

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the outgoing Commander Rear-Admiral (ret’d) Viliame Naupoto officiated the promotion ceremony of the new Commander Republic of Fiji...

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COVID19 a wake-up call for Pacific countries to strengthen social security systems

The COVID19 crisis was a wake-up call for many Pacific Island Countries to enhance their social security systems. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB),...

‘End the licences’: Vanuatu oil rig registry sparks concern amid climate advocacy

Thousands of kilometres away from the Pacific, an oil rig in the North Sea operates under the flag of Vanuatu. In the Black Sea, a...

Pacific Defence Ministers to meet in New Caledonia

Defence ministers from several Asian and Pacific States are scheduled to meet in New Caledonia for two days during the first week of December,...