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SPC optimistic about rapid regional vaccination timelines

The wait for island nations to vaccinate their people may only take a few months rather than years, the Pacific Community says. The UK-based Economist...

Samoa Parliament dissolves ahead of General Election

The official dissolution of the Samoa XVI Legislative Assembly was held this morning bringing to an end a six-week sitting that began on 19...

Has the ‘Pacific way’ lost its way? Has the ‘Pacific way’ lost its way?

When Micronesian leaders broke away from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) a fortnight ago, after their candidate for secretary general was not elected to...

Tuvalu opposition strongly oppose proposed citizenship and passport scheme

Tuvalu’s Opposition Party believes the proposed Tuvalu citizenship and passport investment scheme is very dangerous. Former Prime Minister and Opposition leader Enele Sopoaga says the...

Australia to bankroll $300m of Pacific infrastructure as China’s lending tapers off

Australia will pour hundreds of millions of dollars into strategically important infrastructure across the Pacific over the coming months to compete with China’s decade-long...

PNG PM Marape calls for Pacific regional solidarity, supports Micronesia subregion

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape, Tuesday expressed sorrow at the recent decision taken by the Micronesian Presidents’ Summit in a Communique to...


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Tokyo 2020 Games opens with spectacular but subdued celebrations

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Tokyo Japan delivered on its theme of ‘United by Emotion’ for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games -...

Samoa Appeals Court declares FAST Government; impasse over

The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party was Samoa's new Government bringing three months...

Vanuatu rower placed sixth in men’s single scull event but hopes for repechage comeback

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor at the Tokyo 2020 Games Vanuatu’s flag bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Games due to open tonight was the first...