Friday, March 24, 2023

Climate change remains the Pacific’s biggest threat – Forum Foreign Ministers declare

Pacific Foreign Affairs Ministers have concluded their virtual meeting this week reiterating the call that climate change remains the greatest threat facing the region...

Cocaine worth $2.3m washes up on Vava’u beaches

Cocaine packages with a street value of around $2.3 million pa’anga(US$1 million) have washed up on beaches at Höleva and Ha’alaufuli in Vava’u, triggering...

“No rush for Parliament to meet” – Samoa Prime Minister Mata’afa

Samoan Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has announced that there is no rush for Parliament to meet as Cabinet needs more time to screen...

Macron: France owes ‘debt’ to Polynesians over nuclear tests

French President Emmanuel Macron has reasserted his nation's presence in the Pacific on a visit to French Polynesia, a trip aimed at countering growing...

COVID-19 infections rise, Delta variant spreads to 132 countries

COVID-19 infections rose eight percent last week to more than 3.8 million, the UN health agency reported on Wednesday. Latest data from the World Health...

Fiji dedicates 7s win to people back home

Fiji has dedicated its Olympic rugby sevens win to the people back home who are struggling amidst the country's Covid-19 health crisis. Fiji defeated New...

African nations criticise Nauru’s push to fast-track deep-sea mining talks

African countries, many of which are heavily reliant on mining, have criticised a move by the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru to fast-track...

Fiji records 1,057 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

Fiji has recorded 1,057 new COVID-19 cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths reported Wednesday. The permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong...

Fiji retain Olympic rugby gold with victory over New Zealand

Fiji secured their second successive men’s Olympic rugby sevens gold medal as they beat New Zealand 27-12 in a thrilling gold medal match at...

Macron promises transparency over French Polynesia nuclear tests

French President Emmanuel Macron promised transparency around decades of nuclear tests in French Polynesia and changes to compensation procedures on Tuesday when he stopped...

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Fiji Media organisations call on the government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act

The Fijian media industry has strongly called on the coalition government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act (MIDA)which first came as a decree...

Pacific nation’s concern over Australia’s coal plans

Samoan Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa has expressed her concern over Australia’s potential to launch new gas and coal projects ahead of the country’s...

Samoan PM raises concerns over China security precedent

Samoa’s prime minister has raised concerns about China muscling its way into the Pacific but stressed relations with Beijing need to be seen in...