Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Fiji Government decision to open borders queried

Fijians on social media, civil society organisations and political party leaders are puzzled over Government’s decision to open up the Lami, Suva and Nausori...

Palau records first case of COVID-19

Palau has recorded its first case of COVID-19, but public health officials say it is “historical” with low risk of transmission. Local media reports the...

Cook Islands PM gets his first Pfizer jab

-“It was painless and efficient” commented Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown after receiving his first dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine at the...

COVID-19: On the spot fines to be legislated soon says Fiji PM

Fiji Government will soon present a legislation in Parliament to allow “on-the-spot” payment of fines for not wearing masks and businesses not adhering to...

Kiribati crew confirmed with Covid-19

au has confirmed that Covid-19 has not arrived on land in Kiribati despite the first case being confirmed from an I-Kiribati crew who just...

Fiji records four new covid-19 cases, Health Ministry awaits 11, 000 swab tests

Fiji has reported four new cases of COVID-19, and all cases are close contacts of existing cases from the Nadali cluster. These cases were confirmed...

Further COVID-19 vaccine and economic support for the Pacific: NZ Government

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health and Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio has announced that New Zealand will...

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...

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UN and Forum SG pledges resources to the government and people of Tonga

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his deep concern after reports of a tsunami and ash affecting Tonga following the eruption of an...

Tonga eruption likely the world’s largest in 30 years – scientist

Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 years ago, volcanologist Shane...

EU could suspend Vanuatu visa-free travel over ‘golden passports’ scheme

The European Commission has proposed suspending a visa-free travel arrangement with Vanuatu due to concerns about the Pacific nation’s controversial “golden passports” scheme. The proposed...