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COVID-19 Delta variant has potential to make ‘epidemic curve exponentially’

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The head of the UN health agency expressed concern on Friday over the COVID-19’s delta variant, which he called “the most transmissible” mutation to...

New PIF head Puna says unity in the region will be a priority

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The new Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Henry Puna said he will continue to champion for unity in the region, amid the...

Chinese envoy counters Japan’s decision to release nuclear-contaminated water

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A Chinese envoy has urged Japan to reverse its decision to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear accident into the sea. Geng Shuang, China's...

Australia urges Samoa’s parties to work on forming government

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Australia urged Samoa's political parties on Saturday to work together to form a government after a top court in the Pacific nation dealt a...

Fiji records 262 new cases of COVID-19, 7.4 percent positivity rate

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Fiji recorded 262 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday with 43 cases from six new areas of interest. Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr...

CDC expert says Palau has beaten COVID

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A career epidemiology field officer for U.S affiliated Pacific Islands with U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr W Thane Hancock said...

Samoa Court declares Parliament can meet

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The Samoa Court of Appeal has clarified that it did not stop parliament from convening when it ruled on Article 44(1a) where the provision...

Electoral Commission approves 55 seats in Fiji Parliament

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The maximum number of seats that will be contested in the 2022 General Election will be 55. This as the Electoral Commission has approved that...

No social unrest in Fiji

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Claims by overseas media that Fiji is on the brink of social unrest have been shot down. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Pacific Beat service has...

Resolving PIF discord the ‘utmost priority’ for region’s top diplomat

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The new head of the Pacific Islands Forum says restoring unity to the congregation of Pacific leaders is his 'utmost priority' in the short...

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National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop urges PNG to take tough stand on West...

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Papua Guinea National Capital District(NCD) Governor Powes Parkop has called on the government to revise and adopt a more courageous policy on West Papua. He...

Britain re-joins major Pacific body

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The United Kingdom has re-joined the Pacific Community, 17 years after severing ties with the regional organisation. It was one of the six founding members...

COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact – “We didn’t come home empty handed”

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By Opinion by Tagaloa Cooper The odds are always stacked against the Pacific region in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...