Monday, January 30, 2023

Unprecedented for government to walk out from parliament: Vanuatu Opposition leader

It was the first time for the government to boycott itself from parliament Tuesday morning, said Vanuatu Leader of Opposition, Ralph Regenvanu. “We have never...

Vanuatu launches its COVID- 19 vaccination rollout

-Today marks a historic moment for Vanuatu as the Ministry of Health launches its COVID-19 vaccination rollout. With the long-awaited and planned for COVID-19 vaccines...

Akaiti Puna sworn in as new Cook Islands MP

Akaiti Puna was sworn in as Manihiki’s new Cook Islands Member of Parliament on Monday during a flash sitting. Puna, who won the Manihiki seat...

Vaccine equity at heart of new $50 billion plan to end pandemic, drive recovery

Governments are being urged to finance a new US$50 billion roadmap to end the COVID-19 pandemic and drive a fast recovery, announced on Tuesday...

Samoa Electoral petitions delayed to prioritise constitutional cases

Fifty plus electoral petitions and counter-petitions have been pushed back twice to allow the Courts to deal with constitutional issues that resulted in a...

Fiji’s Nadi hospital, CWM’s East and West Wing on lockdown, 35 Covid-19 cases recorded

The Nadi Hospital and two wings of Fiji’s largest referral health facility – CWM Hospital – have been put on lockdown after positive cases...

Vanuatu government takes spat with speaker to court

Vanuatu's Supreme Court will sit on Wednesday morning to hear an urgent application from the government, which wants to remove parliament's speaker. Prime Minister Bob...

Samoa Appeals Court rules six -woman MP minimum

The Samoa Appellant Court has ruled that six women should sit in Parliament to meet a constitutionally mandated minimum level of representation. But the inclusion...

U.S secretary of state warns Pacific leaders about ‘coercion’ in veiled swipe at China

The U.S secretary of state has warned leaders of Pacific countries about “threats to the rules-based international order” and “economic coercion”, in what appears...

Samoa Court of Appeal reserves decision on 10 percent women parliamentarians

Samoa Court of Appeal has reserved its decision after hearing the appeal on the matter regarding the 10 percent representation of women in Parliament. This...

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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

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...

Namah condemns arrest of West Papua governor

Vanimo-Green River MP Belden Namah has condemned the manner in which West Papua Governor Lucas Enembe was arrested and detainted by the Indonesian government. Namah,...