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Was it ‘free, fair’ –Fiji Elections issue raised over Nawaikula case

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Were the 2014 and 2018 Fiji elections free and fair? This was one of the questions posed by prominent local lawyer and former Supervisor of...

Climate and weather related disasters surge five-fold over 50 years, but early warnings save...

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Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events, have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years disproportionately impacting poorer countries, the...

Fijian PM Bainimarama receives a courtesy call from Forum SG Henry Puna

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The Pacific Islands Forum Chair and Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama Wednesday received a courtesy call from the new Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands...

Trade and transportation key agenda items for Micronesian leaders’ summit

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The leaders of Micronesia are holding their annual summit in Nauru, with the dominant subject to be trade and transportation. This comes amid plans by...

Fiji records 290 new cases of COVID-19, eight new deaths reported

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Fiji has recorded 290 new cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths Wednesday, increasing the total number of cases in the island nation to...

Fiji Immigration appoints first female director

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The Fijian Immigration department has announced the appointment of its new director, Amelia Kotobalavu Komaisavai with effect from 13 September 2021. Komaisavai’s appointment was confirmed...

COVID-19: Rich countries should donate at least 1 billion vaccine doses, says WHO panel

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Rich countries must share their supplies of COVID-19 vaccines quickly, in line with recommendations made earlier this year by an independent panel appointed by...

Corruption report indicts ‘deficient’ PNG

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By Keith Jackson A report by Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) on how the Papua New Guinea government is meeting its obligations under the United...

Vanuatu Council of Ministers approves VT10 million for Fiji

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Vanuatu Council of Ministers (COM) has approved a VT10 million (US$89,280) donation to support Fiji during this COVID-19 pandemic. This was formally recorded in COM...

Lady Scotland faces challenge for top Commonwealth role

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Lady Patricia Scotland, the secretary general of the Commonwealth, and a long-time target of the Conservative government, faces a challenge for her post from...

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Solomon Islands media boycott Chinese foreign minister’s visit to Honiara

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Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has issued a boycott notice to its members for the PRC Press event scheduled for Thursday. MASI President, Georgina...

China seeks Pacific Islands policing, security cooperation – document

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China will seek a region-wide deal with almost a dozen Pacific islands covering policing, security and data communications cooperation when Foreign Minister Wang Yi...

Solomon Islands journalists shut out of China foreign minister visit, raising secrecy concerns

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Pacific journalists have raised serious concerns about secrecy surrounding the upcoming marathon tour of the Pacific by China’s foreign minister, who will be visiting...