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Tokelau border protects community from first case of COVID-19 since pandemic began

The Ongoing Government of Tokelau has announced its first case of COVID-19 have been detected at the border of its northernmost atoll of Atafu. The...

Hiroshima survivor pleads for halt of radioactive waste dump in Pacific Ocean

Japan is standing its ground over the planned discharge of treated radioactive waste from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean in 2023 despite strong opposition...

Covid cases in Tuvalu passes 400

Covid-19 cases in Tuvalu have soared to 443, with 303 news cases recorded since Sunday. This is the first time the country has experienced a...

WHO records 140 covid cases in Tuvalu

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 140 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Tuvalu. A WHO spokesperson, based in Suva, said Tuvalu's first community...

Médecins Sans Frontières launches medical activities in Kiribati

Médecins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has started providing medical humanitarian assistance in Kiribati, as climate change exacerbates health risks in the...

Time to get off the couch, WHO warns, as 500 million risk developing chronic...

Almost 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) attributable to physical inactivity, between 2020 and 2030, if...

Further pandemic support to the Pacific

The New Zealand Government has announced further pandemic support for Pacific Island countries with vaccine boosters, COVID-19 anti-viral treatments, and by strengthening the capacity...

Tonga lifts health restrictions, ends two States of Emergency

After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from...

Climate crisis is a health crisis – Fiji PM Bainimarama

-Climate crisis is fundamentally a health crisis. Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama made these bold remarks while delivering his statement at the Sustainable Surgical Systems...

Samoa Government scraps COVID-19 travel requirement

It's official. All health restrictions for travelers including mandatory COVID-19 testing have been scrapped, allowing anyone to enter Samoa freely effective today, Thursday 22...

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PINA welcomes Fijian Government’s review of current Media Laws in Fiji

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Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised...