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PNG to reopen borders shut by Covid

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Papua New Guinea will reopen to vaccinated travellers from Wednesday, ending two years of strict border closures that virtually sealed the Melanesian nation off...

Pacific Islands Forum’s head to be replaced, FSM President David Panuelo says, after leadership...

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A top Micronesian leader says Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) secretary-general Henry Puna will quit the position in order to stop the key regional diplomatic...

Cook Islands detects first Covid case

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The Cook Islands has detected its first case of Covid-19. Prime Minister Mark Brown said this case was not connected to the visitor who tested...

Micronesian leaders expect Forum Secretary General to step down by June

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The President of the Federated States of Micronesia says his country has paused its withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum as they expect the...

Pacific Islands Forum saved from collapse at last minute as Micronesian states ‘temporarily’ rescind...

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The collapse of a key Pacific diplomatic body seems to have been averted at the last minute, with Micronesian countries “temporarily” rescinding their withdrawal. The...

Blinken says century will be shaped by Indo-Pacfic region

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The United States remains focused long-term on the Indo-Pacific region despite concerns over Russian aggression toward Ukraine, U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken said...

SpaceX may provide permanent internet fix to some Tongan islands

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A team of workers from Elon Musk's SpaceX are in Fiji trying to re-establish full internet communications in Tonga, with a Starlink broadband connection. Starlink...

Kiribati records first Covid death

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Kiribati has announced its first Covid-19 death and 207 new cases in the community. There are now almost 2,000 positive infections, with more than 50...

PNG Polling date moved forward

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Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai has announced that polling will commence on Saturday 18 June 2022 and not the initial date of...

PNG drugs crisis

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The nil stock of needed medical supplies at the Badili Area Medical Store (AMS) is seriously affecting the operations of the Port Moresby General...

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