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03:59 am GMT+12, 03/03/2021
 
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sogavare has ordered relevant agencies to beef up surveillance at the western border.   This followed the increase of number of Covid 19 cases in Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Bougainville.   The Prime Minister said the latest WHO report indicates an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville to around 26 cases.   “This rapid increase reflects the COVID-19 situation in » read more
 
Samoa Parliament dissolves ahead of General Election Latest UN Climate action report prompts urgent Pacific call
UN Secretary-General urges countries to end ‘deadly addiction’ to coal Disciplined forces positions must be filled quickly: Fiji Defence Minister
 
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Pacific Island governments announce a reinforced commitment to energy transition action
11:08 pm GMT+12, 02/03/2021, United Arab Emirates
In a year of critical action on climate mitigation and adaptation, Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition action and strengthened sustainable energy goals within updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the United Read more

Impact of the EU tax blacklist in the Pacific
Written by Roneil Prasad There are currently twelve countries
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Fiji and UN collaborate to increase impact investments in coral reefs and blue economy
Fiji is among the four countries selected to receive financing under the US$41 million portfolio
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Op-Ed: Pacific regionalism on trial: A way forward
For the sake of future generations, regional unity, equity, and respect for each other must f
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The Forum Fracture, the Pacific and New Zealand
By Marion Crawshaw   The departure of the Micronesia
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Business News
Over 800 jobs lost in first six months of Samoa state of emergency
04:02 am GMT+12, 03/03/2021, Samoa
Over 800 jobs were lost in the first six months of the Covid-19 State of Emergency which is a year old this month.   This is a finding of a COVID-19 Rapid Assessment Impact survey conducted on 119 private companies by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) office in Apia between Read more

Filipino seafarers' in Fiji fate to be discussed today
Officials from Fiji’s Labour and Immigration departments and Goundar Shipping are reportedl
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Styrofoam ban now in effect in Samoa
Samoa's much delayed ban on Styrofoam has finally come into effect, a year after it was due t
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Pacific workers absconding has "increased exponentially" since COVID-19
 Vanuatu is the biggest provider of seasonal workers to Australia at the moment, but the iss
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Private sector makes vaccine rollout appeal: PIPSO
The private sector should be mobilised to help rollout vaccines for COVID-19, to manage a logisti
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Sports News
Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand set to be postponed a year to 2022 due to Covid concerns
01:12 am GMT+12, 03/03/2021, New Zealand
The Black Ferns will have to wait another year to defend their Rugby World Cup title with World Rugby confirming the Women’s World Cup set down for New Zealand is set to be postponed until 2022 due to Covid-19 pandemic challenges.   World Rugby issued a statement on Wednesday morning, Read more

NZ Government committed to hosting Women’s Rugby World Cup
The Government remains committed to hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2
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Charles Piutau poised to finally complete Tongan switch
Former All Black Charles Piutau's long-held dream of representing Tonga could finally become
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Organisers of 2022 Pacific Mini Games request budget details from participating sports
The Organising Committee of the 2022 Pacific Mini Games in the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) ha
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Fiji 7s review – Baber looking at best options for Olympic games bid
Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber is looking at the best options to prepare the national squad to the Ol
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