Tuesday, October 19, 2021

COVID-19 deaths at lowest level in nearly a year, WHO reports

Although COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, vaccine inequity persists, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, again calling for greater...

Three cyclones forecast to hit Fiji

Fiji is likely to be hit by one to three tropical cyclones from November 2021 to April 2022, one of which will be a...

More ambitious actions needed from the biggest emitting countries – Fiji PM Bainimarama

The Small Island Developing States (SIDS)are on a mission to demand more ambitious actions from major emitters and the restoration of the health of...

International stats agencies concerned over Fiji’s chief statistician Naiqama dismissal

Two international statistics organisations have written to Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to express their concern over the dismissal of the Fiji statistician, Kemueli...

‘Precedent set’ State House welcomes Vanuatu Court decision

The office of the President of Vanuatu has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court on the Constitutional application of Ombudsman, Hamlison Bulu, over...

Samoa by-elections set for 12 November, Speaker rules on corrupt arrangement issue

The Office of the Electoral Commissioner(OEC) has announced Friday 12 November as the official polling day for Samoa’s seven pending by-elections. In a public statement...

UN isolation fund launched to support COP26 delegates who contract Covid-19

UN Climate Change will cover the extra accommodation costs of developing country delegates who test positive for Covid-19 during the Cop26 climate talks and...

Fiji is on a promising recovery path

COVID-19 cannot be removed completely from society. Local and international health experts say discipline is needed to ensure people’s safety. Fiji Medical Association President, Dr Basharat...

17 doctors still refuse covid-19 vaccine, Solomon Islands lack capacity to treat covid-19 outbreak

Seventeen doctors at the Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital (NRH) continue to avoid being vaccinated. This is according to the chief executive officer of the...

PNG Health system stretched: Minister Wong

-The Covid-19 surge is stretching the country’s health system, “something that we thought would never happen in our country”, says Papua New Guinea Health...

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