Tuesday, October 19, 2021

40 new COVID-19 cases – PNG total at 16,661

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Papua New Guinea has recorded 40 new COVID-19 cases last Thursday increasing the country’s total cases to 16,661. The cases were reported in ten provinces...

Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

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Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarising...

Report highlights Covid impact on region

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The most pressing disaster facing the Pacific right now continues to be the COVID-19 pandemic. And every place is different. After closing its borders and aggressively...

PNG PM Marape: Get vaccinated

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With more than 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine remaining and the expiry date looming, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is...

Pacific’s main newsprint supplier to close

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Newspapers across the Pacific are seeking new newsprint suppliers after the 66-year-old Norske Skog paper mill in Kawerau, New Zealand unexpectedly announced it was...

Vanuatu Speaker’s lawyer files application to strike out order

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Vanuatu Speaker of Parliament’s counsel has filed an application for the Court to struck out the application by the 19 Members of Parliament in...

Samoa caretaker PM unaware of FAST take over plans

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Samoa caretaker Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says he was not aware the Fa’atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) was planning a...
Oceans

End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his...
US Secretary General

António Guterres nominated by Security Council for second term as UN chief

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The United Nations Security Council has formally selected the current Secretary-General António Guterres as its nominee to serve a second five-year term in the...
Air NZ - Cook Islands

Covid-19 positive man in Cook Islands charged with making false declaration

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The man who returned a positive test for Covid-19 last week in Cook Islands will appear in court this Thursday. The man, who is a...

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Palau delegation to attend COP26 in Glasgow amid COVID- 19 hurdles

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Australia set to disappoint key allies on 2030 emissions target

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