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PNG vaccine programme opened to all adults

Papua New Guinea has opened its vaccine programme to anyone over 18 years old as it tries to overcome high levels of hesitancy. Health authorities...

Fiji PM Bainimarama joins Pacific Leaders and Japan at PALM 9 meeting

The Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leaders and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga convened the 9th Pacific Islands Leaders’ Meeting (PALM 9) Friday with...

Forget GDP, ‘vulnerability index best gauges aid’ to small islands

Small island nations on the climate crisis frontlines have been overlooked in overseas aid, according to a new index. Urging a move away from the...

Defiant Tuilaepa to appeal Samoa Court ruling

Samoa caretaker Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said they will appeal part of this weeks’ court ruling especially the orders to convene Parliament within...

Vanuatu Opposition leader conspiracy complaint filed

Vanuatu leader of Opposition, Ralph Regenvanu, has registered a complaint with the police in Port Vila on alleged conspiracy to pervert the course of...

India charter flight denied entry into PNG due to Delta mutation of COVID-19

Papua New Guinea Health Minister Jelta Wong has advised that a charter flight from India was denied entry into PNG due to concerns over...

Fiji PM Bainimarama commends NZ’S support to Fiji

An enduring partnership between Fiji and New Zealand is the foundation for achieving shared goals and aspirations in areas such as resilient health care,...

Fiji records 431 new cases of COVID-19; three deaths reported

Fiji has reported 431 cases of COVID-19 and three deaths related to COVID-19 Thursday. Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong said these new cases...

New generation protests Pacific’s nuclear legacy 75 years on

Seventy-five years after the U.S military began using the Marshall Islands as a nuclear testing ground, a new generation fired-up by climate activism is...

56 Kiribati nationals contracted Covid-19 in Fiji

Kiribati president Taneti Maamau says 56 I-Kiribati nationals have contracted Covid-19 in Fiji. President Maamau made the statement in his address to the nation on...

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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,...