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Tuvalu receive 4,800 COVID19 vaccine doses

Tuvalu is the latest country in the Pacific region to receive 4,800 AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine doses. “Congratulations to the government and the people of Tuvalu! Tuvalu...

120,000 voters in Samoa go to the polls today

In a fine sun shiny Samoan day, 120,000 voters go to the polls today to elect a new government following months of intensive and...

COVID-19 equitable vaccine scheme reaches more than 100 countries and economies

More than 100 countries and economies have now received COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-partnered equitable coronavirus-busting scheme, COVAX. The first delivery of lifesaving jabs arrived...

Samoa election 2021

By Nanai Anae Dr. Iati Iati STANDFIRST Can you remember the last time Samoa had a formidable political opposition? It has been a while, and...

Pacific Way(s) and regionalism

by Tarcisius Kabutaulaka The tumultuous dispute over the selection of the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), which led to Micronesian countries deciding...
PM Manasseh Sogavare

PM Sogavare leads by example – and gets the first COVID-19 vaccine

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine in Honiara, Wednesday, 24 March 2020. He becomes...

PM Sogavare gets first COVI-19 jab as Solomon Islands starts vaccine rollout

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to get the jab as Solomon Islands started its COVID-19 vaccine rollout today. “Well...

Palau formally starts exit process from Pacific Islands Forum

Palau has started the official withdrawal of membership from the regional body, as a show of disappointment to the selection process of the Secretary-General. The...

Mauke MP Tai Tura appointed Cook Islands Speaker of Parliament

Member of Parliament for Mauke Tai Tura was last night sworn in as the new Speaker of Cook Islands Parliament at a special ceremony...

Palau president rejects Beijing, reaffirms ties with Taiwan

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr, who is scheduled to visit Taiwan next week, said Monday that he has informed Beijing that Palau cherishes its...

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UN renewal, Security Council reform, global financing redesign needed – Nauru President told UNGA

The Pacific nation of Nauru has called on the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) for an urgent need to reform the global decision making at...

‘We are at crisis point’: Vanuatu calls on U.S, UK to do more to...

There were notable absences from the speaker line up at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Climate Ambition Summit in New York, including the...

Tuvalu will always be a state, even if underwater, says PM Natano

Tuvalu could be one of the first nations to sink beneath the sea as a result of climate change, but that doesn't mean its...