Saturday, June 19, 2021

Samoa’s FAST wins first disputed seat of April election

Former Associate Minister of Revenue, Sooalo Umi Mene was granted leave by the Supreme Court to withdraw his petition against FAST winner, Vaele Paiaaua...

A New Zealand chapter of Greta Thunberg-linked climate movement disbands itself for being ‘racist’

In September 2019, the streets of Auckland, New Zealand were a sea of protesters. Across the globe, several million people were marching as part of...

Amid dispute with government, Vanuatu speaker resigns

The Speaker of Parliament of Vanuatu Gracia Shadrack has resigned today amid a dispute with the government of the prime minister Bob Loughman. Last week,...

Bougainville independence date set

Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama has set 01 September, 2025, as the tentative date for the declaration of independence for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. He...

Covid-19 deaths concern Fijians

Ten people have died in Fiji after testing positive for Covid-19 but only four had their deaths attributed to the coronavirus. The Health Ministry said...

Restoring nature ‘the test of our generation’: UN General Assembly President

Stepping up global efforts to combat land degradation is the only way to safeguard food and water security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ward...

Fiji government says COVI-19 situation worse than Australia, NZ

Fiji's COVID-19 outbreak, fuelled by the Delta Variant which ravaged India's public health system earlier this year, is now worse than Australia and New...

Delta variant of Covid spreading rapidly and detected in 74 countries

The Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has been detected in 74 countries and continues to spread rapidly amid fears that it...

Samoa swearing-in hearing next week

A hearing on an application brought by the Samoa Attorney General to stop the ad-hoc swearing-in of a new Government from taking legal effect...

Fiji records 89 new cases of COVID-19

Eighty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Fiji Monday. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr...

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Tonga names 15 new caps to face All Blacks, Samoa

Fifteen new caps have been included in the Tonga rugby squad to face the All Blacks and Manu Samoa in New Zealand next month. The...

Bougainville independence: Pressure for PNG agreement builds

Setting goals for independence by 2025, UN membership and a sustainable economy signal Bougainville’s resolve By Anthony Regan The second constitutionally mandated post-referendum consultations between Papua...

PNG cabinet told $1.2b UBS loan was illegal

A $1.2 billion(US$810 million) loan extended by the Sydney office of UBS to Papua New Guinea in 2014 bypassed the usual cabinet and parliamentary...