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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...

New Guardian-class patrol boat: a welcome asset to tackle illegal fishing in Solomon Islands

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Tackling illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is often a challenge for countries in the Pacific due to many reasons. Unavailability of maritime assets...

Fiji records 918 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths reported

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-Fiji has recorded 918 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths reported. Permanent secretary for Health, Dr James Fong said that out of the 15...

COVID-19: No easy ways around this pandemic – Fijian PM

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Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says there are no easy ways around this COVID-19 pandemic. “We have to meet it head-on, and we are,” Bainimarama...

Vaccine critical to recovery: Seselja

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-Vaccine rollout in Solomon Islands and across the Pacific is critical to economic recovery. And Australia is leading efforts to vaccinate countries in the region...

Samoa Law Society vice president rises above Tuilaepa’s comments

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The Samoa Law Society (SLS) Vice President has responded to comments made by caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who has called for younger...

ONOC President Dr Robin Mitchell re-elected to IOC Executive Board

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The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) has announced the re-election of its President, Dr Robin Mitchell of Fiji into the Executive Board of the...

Reaching herd immunity ‘is no guarantee’

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New variants of the Covid-19 virus will make it hard for countries like Cook Islands to achieve herd immunity, says a leading Pacific health...

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