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Early school break for PNG, as government plans to arrest current surge in Covid-19...

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Term one of the school year has been cut short, and a four-week holiday begins on Monday, as the Papua New Guinea Government implements...

PNG could already have Covid vaccines if Australia and others had not blocked waiver,...

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Papua New Guinea could have received Covid-19 vaccines before its current crisis if Australia had not been part of a group of countries that...

We are in the crisis of the century’: Europe threatens to seize AstraZeneca factories

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Europe has threatened to seize AstraZeneca factories and strip the pharmaceutical giant of its intellectual property rights in a fresh escalation of the bitter...

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...

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UN resolution on Climate Change rapporteur a boost for Pacific-SG Puna

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Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has welcomed the latest UN Human Rights Council vote for a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights...

Former PNG PM acquitted on abuse of office charge

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Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill defiantly clenched his fist Thursday, telling his political opponents “you have to defeat me at the...

ADB, PNG sign US$325 million loan to better connect remote communities to markets and...

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) today signed a US$325 million loan to help fund tranche 2...