Saturday, January 22, 2022

PNG welcomes Australia’s promise of 8,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses as infections increase at ‘alarming’...

One of Papua New Guinea's leading doctors says Australia's promise to share COVID-19 vaccine doses is of vital importance. “We desperately need the vaccine because...

Fiji affirms commitment to building resilient infrastructure

Fiji is at the forefront of global efforts to strengthen disaster and climate resilience by pursuing resilient infrastructure development. This message was conveyed at the...

Health experts give green light to Janssen COVID jab, allay clotting concerns

The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine was publicly approved for international use on Wednesday by UN health agency expert advisory board, SAGE, which allayed concerns over...
LC Linnix charter vessel to Banaba Island

Fresh water and a new desalination plant arrives in Banaba

The people of Banaba in Kiribati have received the much-needed fresh water supplies from the capital Tarawa on Sunday – after a year without...

Government of Kiribati prepares charter vessel to take water to desperate families in Banaba

The Office of the President in Kiribati has today responded swiftly to desperate pleas for fresh water supplies from the people of Banaba. PACNEWS has...

SPC optimistic about rapid regional vaccination timelines

The wait for island nations to vaccinate their people may only take a few months rather than years, the Pacific Community says. The UK-based Economist...

Samoa Parliament dissolves ahead of General Election

The official dissolution of the Samoa XVI Legislative Assembly was held this morning bringing to an end a six-week sitting that began on 19...

Has the ‘Pacific way’ lost its way? Has the ‘Pacific way’ lost its way?

When Micronesian leaders broke away from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) a fortnight ago, after their candidate for secretary general was not elected to...

Tuvalu opposition strongly oppose proposed citizenship and passport scheme

Tuvalu’s Opposition Party believes the proposed Tuvalu citizenship and passport investment scheme is very dangerous. Former Prime Minister and Opposition leader Enele Sopoaga says the...

Australia to bankroll $300m of Pacific infrastructure as China’s lending tapers off

Australia will pour hundreds of millions of dollars into strategically important infrastructure across the Pacific over the coming months to compete with China’s decade-long...

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Honiara on lockdown for 60 hours

The Honiara Emergency Zone is in lockdown for 60 hours effective from 6pm last night to 6am Saturday 22 January 2022. The Honiara Emergency Zone...

Six million voters for poll

It is expected that around six million eligible voters in Papua New Guinea will take part in this year’s general election, with an updated...

Samoa Cabinet approves medical transfer of former PM to New Zealand

The Samoa Cabinet has approved the medical transfer to New Zealand of opposition leader Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai. A Cabinet minister said the former prime minister...