Wednesday, October 5, 2022

UN visits Vanuatu after two years of closed borders

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This week, a team from the United Nations (UN) landed in Vanuatu for the first time since COVID-19 closed Vanuatu’s borders in 2020. Led by...

Monkeypox concern heightened after becoming a ‘northern’ disease, says WHO

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Countries need to work more together to stop the rapidly spreading outbreak of monkeypox, “no matter the nationality, skin colour or religion of the...

FSM takes action amid surge of Covid-19 cases

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The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) recorded 306 new Covid-19 infections in the 24-hour reporting period until 31 July. FSM's health department said positive community...

Joyful families reunited as Tonga reopens border, night curfew continues

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With hugs and tears families were reunited at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport, after arriving on an Air New Zealand, the first flight as Tonga...

Last repatriation flight before Tonga slowly re-opens border

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Tonga’s last repatriation flight arrived Thursday with over 300 passengers, before Tonga's international border opens on 01 August with zero MIQ. MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u...

Monkeypox vaccine: WHO urges countries to share data on effectiveness

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As Monkeypox cases reach over 18,000 in 78 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO)on Wednesday, recommended targeted vaccination for those exposed to someone infected...

Samoa PM announces lifting of Covid-19 State of Emergency after two long years

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After a long and challenging two years and four months, Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa has announced Cabinet’s decision to lift the proclamation...

Monkeypox declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation

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Monkeypox is an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly, through new modes of transmission about which we understand ‘too little’, and which...

‘No support’: Pacific Island labour-hire workers fear $6,000 cost of giving birth in Australia

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Pregnant women working under the Palm scheme face exorbitant healthcare bills and no easy options By jordyn Beazley Since Ulamila gave birth to her baby...

Samoa Covid-19 State of Emergency and Alert level One to be lifted next week

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Samoa’s State of Emergency and Alert Level One lockdown conditions will be lifted on 26 July as the country moves to open its international...

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Solomon Islands unhappy with indirect China references in draft agreement with Washington, insists it...

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Solomon Islands foreign minister Jeremiah Manele said veiled references to China in an American-led Pacific declaration were one of the reasons his country was...

UN chief: Countries bound for COP27 must make climate action ‘the top global priority’

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As government representatives begin the finalise the agenda for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt next month, for pre-COP planning in the Democratic...

Samoan Passengers forced to sleep on cold floor at Auckland Airport for hours

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More than 100 passengers - including elderly and young children - were forced to sit and sleep on the ground of a cold corridor...