Saturday, June 19, 2021

COVID-19: Seven active cases recovered in Fiji

Fiji has reported another seven active COVID-19 cases of recovery. Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan during the daily press briefing Tuesday said with...

Palau President Whipps says PIF apology over Secretary-General selection requires action

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr said while Micronesia welcomes the apology made by the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), the sub-region will remain steadfast on...

PNG Covid-19:Mistrust fuels crisis as infections rise

In the dense fog of Covid-19 misinformation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) lurk deeply embedded beliefs in witchcraft. As Australia's nearest neighbour battles with what...

First batch of 132,000 vaccines arrives in Port Moresby through COVAX facility

With over 1,500 essential workers already vaccinated in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Health Minister Jelta Wong is optimistic that the numbers will continue...

Fiji leading the world in COVID-19 containment: PM Bainimarama

Fiji is leading the world in COVID-19 containment. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said all the measures put in to protect Fiji against the pandemic has...

COVID ‘long way from over’ as cases and deaths surge – WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be...

Tuvalu receive 4,800 COVID19 vaccine doses

Tuvalu is the latest country in the Pacific region to receive 4,800 AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine doses. “Congratulations to the government and the people of Tuvalu! Tuvalu...

COVID-19 equitable vaccine scheme reaches more than 100 countries and economies

More than 100 countries and economies have now received COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-partnered equitable coronavirus-busting scheme, COVAX. The first delivery of lifesaving jabs arrived...
PM Manasseh Sogavare

PM Sogavare leads by example – and gets the first COVID-19 vaccine

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine in Honiara, Wednesday, 24 March 2020. He becomes...

PM Sogavare gets first COVI-19 jab as Solomon Islands starts vaccine rollout

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to get the jab as Solomon Islands started its COVID-19 vaccine rollout today. “Well...

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Tonga names 15 new caps to face All Blacks, Samoa

Fifteen new caps have been included in the Tonga rugby squad to face the All Blacks and Manu Samoa in New Zealand next month. The...

Bougainville independence: Pressure for PNG agreement builds

Setting goals for independence by 2025, UN membership and a sustainable economy signal Bougainville’s resolve By Anthony Regan The second constitutionally mandated post-referendum consultations between Papua...

PNG cabinet told $1.2b UBS loan was illegal

A $1.2 billion(US$810 million) loan extended by the Sydney office of UBS to Papua New Guinea in 2014 bypassed the usual cabinet and parliamentary...