Monday, July 26, 2021

Samoa Appeals Court declares FAST Government; impasse over

The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party was Samoa's new Government bringing three months...

New Guardian-class patrol boat: a welcome asset to tackle illegal fishing in Solomon Islands

Tackling illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is often a challenge for countries in the Pacific due to many reasons. Unavailability of maritime assets...

Fiji records 918 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths reported

-Fiji has recorded 918 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths reported. Permanent secretary for Health, Dr James Fong said that out of the 15...

COVID-19: No easy ways around this pandemic – Fijian PM

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says there are no easy ways around this COVID-19 pandemic. “We have to meet it head-on, and we are,” Bainimarama...

Vaccine critical to recovery: Seselja

-Vaccine rollout in Solomon Islands and across the Pacific is critical to economic recovery. And Australia is leading efforts to vaccinate countries in the region...

Samoa Law Society vice president rises above Tuilaepa’s comments

The Samoa Law Society (SLS) Vice President has responded to comments made by caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who has called for younger...

Reaching herd immunity ‘is no guarantee’

New variants of the Covid-19 virus will make it hard for countries like Cook Islands to achieve herd immunity, says a leading Pacific health...

Bougainville President Toroama: People must accept change

The people of Bougainville must be ready to embrace the sweeping political changes the Autonomous Bougainville Government has undertaken as it prepares for political...

Fiji records 1,091 new cases of COVID-19; pregnant mothers among 21 reported deaths

Two Fijian pregnant women are among the 21 COVID-19 deaths reported within a seven-day period from 14 July. Their babies, however, were saved via a...

PNG records five new COVID-19 cases and one death – total cases at 17,524

Papua New Guinea has recorded five new COVID-19 cases as well as one death on Monday 19 July, increasing the total number of cases...

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Fiji men's rugby team after their training run in Tokyo, Photo: @fijirugby

Fiji sevens rugby team round-up final training session, ready for game time Monday

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Tokyo TOKYO, 25 JULY 2021 (PACNEWS) --- Fiji is aiming to repeat it historical gold medal win of five...

PNG’s Dika Toua creates Olympic history

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Tokyo Papua New Guinea and the Pacific's top woman weightlifter, Dika Toua created Olympics history Saturday, when she competed...

Tonga’s shirtless flag bearer meets his Vanuatu rival – sending twitter fans into frenzy

Two Pacific flag bearers in their traditional attire and well-oiled bodies sent twitter fans into frenzy at the opening of the 32nd Olympics in...