Tuesday, October 19, 2021

PNG records 38 new COVID-19 cases – total cases at 17,079

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Papua New Guinea has recorded 38 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday increasing the total number of cases to 17,079. The cases were reported in 11...

COVID-19 Fiji: Infections total 279 today; highest daily total in current outbreak with four...

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Fiji has reported its highest daily total of positive COVID-19 infections as of 8am today with 279 cases reported this evening. Ministry of Health and...

Court decision on legality of FAST swearing-in next Monday

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Samoa Supreme Court’s decision on the legality of the swearing in ceremony performed by the FAST Party on 24 May 2021 in a tent...

Churches warn against misuse of theology to prevent Covid-19 vaccination and protocols

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- Pacific churches have called on Christian leaders not to take advantage of the COVID-19 situation in Fiji to manipulate Christians and proselytize. In a...

PNG deputy PM Basil to face leadership tribunal

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Papua New Guinea deputy Prime Minister and member for Bulolo, Sam Basil will be facing a leadership tribunal. Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika appointed the...

Former Oil Search boss Peter Botten says UBS ‘greedy’ on fees

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Former Oil Search managing director Peter Botten has branded UBS “greedy” for the fees it charged on a deal in Papua New Guinea and...

Vanuatu government to file civil case today

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The 19 Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Vanuatu Government side who are subject to the ruling of Justice Oliver Saksak, will be filing...

Cook Islands to consider proof of Covid-19 vaccination

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Proof of Covid-19 vaccination from countries with “rampant” cases of the virus are a future consideration, says Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown. “Our travel...

Civil unrest and political instability threaten Fiji as COVID-19 outbreak takes hold

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As Fiji's COVID-19 outbreak continues to devastate the country's economy, there are mounting fears the crisis could spark social unrest in the small Pacific...

New Caledonia tension simmers over referendum date

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Political tension is rising in New Caledonia as a third referendum on independence from France is planned in December. The decolonisation process under the 1998...

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