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Fiji affirms commitment to building resilient infrastructure

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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...

PNG PM Marape calls for Pacific regional solidarity, supports Micronesia subregion

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape, Tuesday expressed sorrow at the recent decision taken by the Micronesian Presidents’ Summit in a Communique to...

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Calls on Pacific leaders to stand in solidarity against deep sea mining

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Chair of the Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM)has called on Pacific nations of Nauru, Cook Islands,...

Tonga recognises the importance of science, and transfer of marine technology to SIDS

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal The Tongan government has joined other countries in the call for the adoption of the “Declaration for the enhancement...

Alliance launched against deep sea mining

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal The Pacific nations of Palau and Fiji announced Monday their strong opposition to deep-sea mining and the launch of...