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Fiji government to roll out vax pass

Only fully vaccinated Fijians will be able to travel, go to restaurants and attend large gatherings, says Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. He also said to...

France, South Pacific nations to combat ‘predatory’ fishing as China extends reach

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday France and South Pacific nations would launch a South Pacific coastguard network to counter “predatory” behavior, which...

Fiji records 784 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths reported

Fiji has recorded 784 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths reported Monday. Permanent secretary for Health Dr James Fong said the new COVID-19 deaths...

First ever Pacific hearing of Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry gets underway

The Pacific hearing of the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has started, with survivors expected to discuss the impacts of the Dawn...

Vanuatu Government satisfied with court of Appeal decision

The Loughman-led coalition has welcomed the decision of the Vanuatu Appeal Court that was delivered Friday. In a press conference, Prime Minister Bob Loughman conveyed...

Fiji’s Vuniwaqa vies for top UN Women job

Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa has applied to be the new executive director of UN Women, the United Nations...

Convening Parliament court’s power: Samoa Law Society

Samoa's Court of Appeal, which sat on Friday with a view to determining a case that could finally settle a three-month long national political...

Fiji records 1,043 positive cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths reported

Fiji has recorded 1,043 new positive COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths Sunday. Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong confirmed the...

Fiji rejects lockdown calls as virus cases soar

Fiji dismissed calls for a hard lockdown Friday as Covid-19 cases reached record levels in the Pacific island nation, insisting a "no jab, no...

PNG Prime Minister plans to visit Micronesia

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is planning to visit Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Marshall Islands(RMI), Kiribati and Nauru. A...

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Tokyo 2020 Games opens with spectacular but subdued celebrations

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

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

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...