Saturday, July 24, 2021

Vanuatu Supreme Court confirms 19 Govt MPs lose seats

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Vanuatu's Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the former Speaker of Parliament to expel 19 government MPs from Parliament. The court ruling looks set...

FAST party seeks Samoa Court clarity to resolve impasse

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Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party is seeking clarity from the court to overcome the differed interpretation of the situation from...

Palau Media Council calls on government to support free and independent media on World...

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One of the hallmarks of a democratic society is free and independent media. As we celebrate this year's World Press Freedom Day, with the theme...

If it’s safe, dump it in Tokyo. We in the Pacific don’t want Japan’s...

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By Joey Tau and Talei Luscia Mangioni Earlier this month, the Japanese government announced plans to discharge 1m tonnes of radioactive wastewater accruing since the...
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Regional solidarity way forward for the Pacific

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In the true Pacific way, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has called on fellow Pacific Leaders to strengthen ties and have greater understanding...
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Samoa election 2021

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By Nanai Anae Dr. Iati Iati STANDFIRST Can you remember the last time Samoa had a formidable political opposition? It has been a while, and...
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PM Sogavare leads by example – and gets the first COVID-19 vaccine

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine in Honiara, Wednesday, 24 March 2020. https://twitter.com/ginakekea/status/1374541645098541059?s=20 He becomes...
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Australia announces additional $15m for cyclone recovery in Fiji

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School children in cyclone affected areas will benefit from an additional F$15 million package of support that was announced today by Australian High Commissioner...
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RNZAF delivers PPE to PNG to help with COVID-19 response

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Crew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 have carried out a contactless delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Port Moresby...
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Fresh water and a new desalination plant arrives in Banaba

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The people of Banaba in Kiribati have received the much-needed fresh water supplies from the capital Tarawa on Sunday – after a year without...

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Tokyo 2020 Games opens with spectacular but subdued celebrations

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Tokyo Japan delivered on its theme of ‘United by Emotion’ for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games -...

Samoa Appeals Court declares FAST Government; impasse over

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The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party was Samoa's new Government bringing three months...

Vanuatu rower placed sixth in men’s single scull event but hopes for repechage comeback

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor at the Tokyo 2020 Games Vanuatu’s flag bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Games due to open tonight was the first...