Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida calls 31 October election, vows to fight pandemic

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Japan’s new Prime minister, Fumio Kishida, on Monday called a parliamentary election for 31 October and vowed to bolster the country's response to the...

‘Climate change contributes to poverty’

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Climate change is a contributor to poverty in Fiji, says Pacific Islands Forum director programmes and initiatives Zarak Khan. He made the comment in a...

PM Marape: Covid-19 not a joke, Protocols to be imposed

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While the world has taken to living with Covid-19, Papua New Guinea still has a lot to learn in doing the same, PNG Prime...

Fiji’s Armed Forces Chief Jone Kalouniwai promoted to Major-General

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Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the outgoing Commander Rear-Admiral (ret’d) Viliame Naupoto officiated the promotion ceremony of the new Commander Republic of Fiji...

Solomon Islands ready to graduate from LDC by 2024

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The Solomon Islands is in its transition phase of graduating from the Least Developing Countries (LDC) category and is scheduled to graduate by 2024. That’s...

Green Climate Fund considers renewed partnership with UNDP, amid corruption investigations

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The Green Climate Fund(GCF) board has been advised to re-accredit the UN development agency, despite unresolved corruption claims against projects in Samoa and Armenia. The...

Pacific wants wealthy nations to deliver on funds, emissions ahead of Glasgow summit

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The Pacific is making a desperate plea to the world's wealthy nations: Step up and deliver on your promises to fight the global climate...

UN to expand presence in the North Pacific

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Outgoing United Nations Resident Coordinator for the Pacific Sanaka Samarasinha said the agency is expanding the agency’s presence in the North Pacific. In an interview...

Fiji records 34 new cases of COVID-19, one death reported

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Fiji has recorded 34 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, increasing the total number of cases to 51,132 and 631 deaths since the outbreak in...

UN Resident Coordinator: Palau’s vaccination rate among best in the world

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Outgoing UN Resident Coordinator for the Pacific Sanaka Samarasinha lauded Palau’s high vaccination rate adding that it is “among the best in the world.” Samarasinha...

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Kiribati to return to Pacific Islands Forum

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By Samantha Magick, Islands Business Forum Chair, Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says his office has now received a letter confirming this intention from Kiribati...

PINA welcomes Fijian Government’s review of current Media Laws in Fiji

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor President of the Pacific Islands News Association, Kora Nou today warmly welcomed the new Fijian Government’s immediate push to revisit...

Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

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Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised...