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Fiji Health Ministry prepares for lifting of international travel restrictions

Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services is preparing for the lifting of international travel restrictions, and other social and workplace engagement restrictions, noting that several countries have seen an increased number of cases with the relaxation of restrictions. Permanent secretary Dr James Fong announced this in his COVID-19 update saying there will always be people vulnerable to the virus...

Solomon Islands PM warns about nuclear pollution in Pacific by AUKUS

Addressing the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) last week Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sovagare said his country being party to the 1985 South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty would like to keep the region nuclear free and put the region’s nuclear legacy behind it. “The ocean remains the life blood for our survival and would like...

Young people urge leaders to protect the most vulnerable against climate change

More than 2,000 young leaders and youth-led organisations from across the Commonwealth are urging governments to respect the needs and contributions of the world's most vulnerable groups, in the lead up to global climate talks in Glasgow in November. The Commonwealth Youth Statement on Climate Change, released today, appeals to governments to include youth, women, the elderly and people with...

Fiji records 81 new cases of COVID-19, three new deaths reported

Fiji has recorded 81 new cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths Wednesday, increasing the total number of cases to 50,883 and 622 deaths since the outbreak in April. Permanent secretary for Health, Dr James Fong said there have been 57 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 12,881 active cases. “There have been...

PM Marape to focus on climate, biodiversity at COP26 meet

Papua New Guinea will seek to progress a number of issues on behalf of its people and the wider Pacific Blue economy at the COP 26 next month in Glasgow. Prime Minister James Marape in his address to the 76th UN General Assembly said that it was vital for PNG and the Pacific leadership to commit to the energy targets...

Vanuatu RSE workers excited about one-way travel bubble with NZ

Seasonal workers from Vanuatu are happy to be able to bypass managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) when the new one-way RSE travel bubble with New Zealand begins in October, Vanuatu consul-general McKenzie Kalotiti says. At Monday’s post-Cabinet press conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed RSE workers from Vanuatu would be able to skip MIQ from 04 October. Quarantine-free entry would be...

Marshall Islands in IAEA international task force set up to review safety of Fukushima treated water release

The Republic of Marshall Islands is part of an international task force established by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to review the safety of a planned release of water now stored at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The taskforce made up of eleven internationally recognised experts with diverse backgrounds from Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, the Marshall Islands,...

Forum Chair statement to the UNGA76 “International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons” plenary

Statement from Dr Satyendra Prasad, Fiji Permanent Representative to the United Nations On behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum, I am honoured to deliver this statement as we commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Today, I would like to highlight progress and reiterate calls that have been made over the past years from...

Statement by Marshall Islands National Nuclear Commission on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Eight years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared 26 September as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons - but the Marshall Islands have been fighting the battle to have these monstrous weapons of war destroyed for far longer. In 1954, Marshallese leaders petitioned the United Nations to halt the testing of nuclear weapons. At that...

Fiji joins the global call at UNGA for a “nuclear free world”

Fiji has reaffirmed its commitment and solidarity with the international community to support all efforts in making the world free of nuclear weapons. This was emphasised by Prime Minister, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama in his statement today to the United Nations on the occasion of the High Level Plenary meeting to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Total Elimination of Nuclear...

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