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Worry over return of writs in PNG

Nine days from the scheduled date for the return of writs, some Papua New Guinea election officials are worried that they will miss the deadline because of the ongoing disruptions to the counting process by candidates. In the National Capital District, the Returning Officer for Moresby North-West Vincent Manukayasi said he feared that counting might not be completed in time...

Niue premier to meet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington

Niue Premier Dalton Tagelagi will meet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Wellington, and the pair are set to sign a renewed partnership agreement. Tagelagi will meet with Ardern, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito William Sio Thursday. Ardern said the key issues for the Pacific region would be discussed: climate change, post-pandemic economic recovery, and global supply chain...

Uneeq shoots Tonga to massive win over Fiji

Fiji Pearls were outplayed on home court in a 29-59 loss against the Tonga Tala in the Oceania Netball World Cup qualifiers last night. The unranked Tongans outclassed the 15th ranked Pearls as they dominated from the start, surprising the Fijian defenders and beating them convincingly at its own backyard. It was like the match was being played in Nukualofa as...

‘Moment for Nature’ essential to beat back threats, spur climate action

With less than eight years remaining to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the President of the UN General Assembly convened a ‘Moment for Nature’ debate on Tuesday to examine the interconnected environmental threats hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development. The day-long event is being held to assess recent decisions on the global environment agenda and to present solutions...

PNG Electoral Commissioner :No election will be deemed as failed

Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai says no election will be deemed as failed unless a full report is given by security and electoral staff in the five electorates that have faced issues in the past week. Markham and Kabwum in Morobe, Kompiam-Ambum, Lagaip and Porgera in Enga Province are five electorates that have seen allegations of vote-fixing leading...

Micronesia finally loses covid-free status

Two of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have reported their first community spread of covid since the pandemic began in early 2020, ending the country's status as one of a handful of covid-free countries globally. The FSM President's Office said that after two college students tested positive for Covid on Monday, health authorities tested 11...

High swells hitting Pacific coasts made worse by rising sea levels

A prolonged indentation in sea levels is being blamed for causing damaging elevated high tides in the Cook Islands, both Samoas and French Polynesia. A scientist at New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Connon Andrews said it's a common phenomenon although the intensity of such events are being exacerbated by sea level rising. “The issue is that...

Majority of businesses report structural, coastal damages in Cook Islands

Cook Islands businesses have rallied round in the wake of last week’s flooding as they prepare for another battering. The king tides, which reached as high as 4.5 metres on the south side of Rarotonga, are expected to return on today, with some parts of the island likely to experience swells of close to five metres. The effect on businesses of...

Former PNG PM Peter O’Neill retains Ialibu-Pangia Open Seat

Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has surpassed absolutely majority with 37,501 votes on Tuesday and declared winner of the Ialibu-Pangia Open seat. O'Neill thanked his supporters for their unwavering commitment to democracy. “There has been a lot of incentives given to the voters of Ialibu Pangia to switch allegiance from myself to others and I want to thank...

French territories part of cooperative Pacific region – Ambassador

France's Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu says his country shares the Pacific's ambition for regional integration. As major powers China and the United States lock horns to battle for influence in the region, François-Xavier Léger said working together cooperatively was “part of France's DNA and diplomacy.” Speaking at the 233rd Bastille Day Anniversary celebrations in Suva on Monday...

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