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...

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...

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International concern over Tonga’s debate on death penalty for drug offences

Several international human rights organisations have expressed grave concern over recent discussions in Tonga's Parliament suggesting the extension of the death penalty to drug-related...

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