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Democratic Party reject calls for decade-long ban on seabed mining in policy flip

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Following a recent public consultation in the northern group and an internal policy review, the Cook Islands Opposition Democratic Party has come out against...

PNG welcomes Australia’s promise of 8,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses as infections increase at ‘alarming’...

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One of Papua New Guinea's leading doctors says Australia's promise to share COVID-19 vaccine doses is of vital importance. “We desperately need the vaccine because...

Fiji affirms commitment to building resilient infrastructure

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Fiji is at the forefront of global efforts to strengthen disaster and climate resilience by pursuing resilient infrastructure development. This message was conveyed at the...

Health experts give green light to Janssen COVID jab, allay clotting concerns

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The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine was publicly approved for international use on Wednesday by UN health agency expert advisory board, SAGE, which allayed concerns over...
LC Linnix charter vessel to Banaba Island

Fresh water and a new desalination plant arrives in Banaba

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The people of Banaba in Kiribati have received the much-needed fresh water supplies from the capital Tarawa on Sunday – after a year without...

Government of Kiribati prepares charter vessel to take water to desperate families in Banaba

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The Office of the President in Kiribati has today responded swiftly to desperate pleas for fresh water supplies from the people of Banaba. PACNEWS has...

SPC optimistic about rapid regional vaccination timelines

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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

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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?

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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

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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...

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Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of Fiji’s Miilitary Forces

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Brigadier-General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces(RFMF), taking over from Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto. This was confirmed...

Samoa Supreme Court orders HRPP members to be sworn in

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Samoa Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) and ordered the Speaker of the House to swear in...

Changes to Australia’s Pacific labour programmes welcomed

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Changes to Australia's Pacific worker programmes have been welcomed but questions remain over the pathway to permanent residency. The Australian government hailed their reforms to...