Tuesday, January 18, 2022

‘Consistent evidence’ of Omicron’s spread vs Delta: WHO’s Tedros

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There is now “consistent evidence” that the Omicron variant is outpacing Delta, as COVID-19 continues to account for around 50,000 deaths worldwide every week,...

Men accused of setting fire to Solomon Islands PM’s residence deny charges

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Two men have denied setting fire to Solomon Islands Prime minister’s residence. PM Manasseh Sogavare’s mansion at Lungga was torched during the November riots. Moses Tome...

Anger and hatred still exist, there is little dialogue: Solomons Opposition leader Wale

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Solomon Islands leader of Opposition, Matthew Wale claims that the international peacekeepers deployed into the country following the recent unrest only brings calm while...

Undersea volcano sends plume of steam into the skies near Tonga

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A Pacific volcano that explosively emerged from the sea in 2014 has erupted again. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai started letting off steam on Sunday night, around...

PNG Defence Force Commander replaced

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Papua New Guinea Minister for Defence Solan Mirisim, Monday announced that the Chief of Defence Force Major General Gilbert Toropo, will no longer serve...

New Zealand donates 1.2m doses of vaccine to Pacific, Asia

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New Zealand has now given almost 1.2 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Pacific and Asian nations, with more than half of them going to...

WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicron

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The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and is causing infections in people already vaccinated or who have...

Papuan rebel fights a war without weapons from a land without food

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Wiro Nongganop says he commands a battalion of West Papua independence fighters, but he has no guns, only bows and arrows, and lives in...

Leave us alone, Fiji Opposition leader Gavoka tells People’s Alliance Party

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Fiji’s Opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Viliame Gavoka has called on People’s Alliance Party leader and former Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka to...

Solomon Islands thanks foreign forces

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Solomon Islands is slowly returning to normality. And because of that Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmie Rodgers has thanked the foreign forces for...

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UN and Forum SG pledges resources to the government and people of Tonga

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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his deep concern after reports of a tsunami and ash affecting Tonga following the eruption of an...

Tonga eruption likely the world’s largest in 30 years – scientist

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Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 years ago, volcanologist Shane...

EU could suspend Vanuatu visa-free travel over ‘golden passports’ scheme

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The European Commission has proposed suspending a visa-free travel arrangement with Vanuatu due to concerns about the Pacific nation’s controversial “golden passports” scheme. The proposed...