Saturday, June 19, 2021

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...

Mountains of Hydro trouble

By Samisoni Pareti Mountain tribes in Fiji are thwarting plans by the country’s power monopoly to build a multi-million hydro power plant. The people of Nubu...

Six Samoan lawyers cross to become legislators

Six legal minds have successfully won their bid to become decision makers and legislators following Friday’s Samoa General Election, according to OEC preliminary results. From...

Palau ‘would welcome British aircraft carrier’ to counter China’s reach in Pacific says president

-The Royal Navy’s carrier strike group would be welcome to visit Palau when it deploys to the Indo-Pacific this year, as the island attempts...

COVID ‘long way from over’ as cases and deaths surge – WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be...

Samoa election result hailed as win for women

Samoa’s cliff-hanger general election is a victory for under-represented women in Pacific island politics, regardless of the final outcome, FAST leader Fiame Naomi Mata’afa...

FAST candidates targeting senior Samoa ruling Human Rights Political Party MPs

Across several constituencies, FAST candidates are chipping away at the lead held by Government MPs on their seats, including senior Cabinet Ministers, early figures...

PNG opposition faction of the National Alliance Party move to government

The Papua New Guinea Opposition faction of the National Alliance Party (NA) has joined the Marape-Basil Government. Party leader, Patrick Pruaitch, in a media conference...

Tuvalu receive 4,800 COVID19 vaccine doses

Tuvalu is the latest country in the Pacific region to receive 4,800 AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine doses. “Congratulations to the government and the people of Tuvalu! Tuvalu...

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Fifteen new caps have been included in the Tonga rugby squad to face the All Blacks and Manu Samoa in New Zealand next month. The...

Bougainville independence: Pressure for PNG agreement builds

Setting goals for independence by 2025, UN membership and a sustainable economy signal Bougainville’s resolve By Anthony Regan The second constitutionally mandated post-referendum consultations between Papua...

PNG cabinet told $1.2b UBS loan was illegal

A $1.2 billion(US$810 million) loan extended by the Sydney office of UBS to Papua New Guinea in 2014 bypassed the usual cabinet and parliamentary...