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06:07 am GMT+12, 25/05/2020
 
Fiji’s national airline has today announced workforce adjustments as a consequence of the current and foreseeable operating environment.   Fiji Airways says the adjustments are necessary and unavoidable as the COVID-19 crisis endures, causing the further suspension of scheduled international services and ensuring that the airline will receive virtually zero revenue in the coming months.    A statement from the » read more
 
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Fiji Airways terminates over 700 staff due to COVID-19 Trans-Tasman bubble: Onus on Australia to sort internal travel first - NZ PM Ardern
 
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UNDP hands over equipment for Tropical Cyclone Harold recovery in Fiji
06:15 am GMT+12, 25/05/2020, Fiji
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over US$51,000 worth of equipment’s and tools to the Government of Fiji to support disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold, one of the most severe cyclones to hit the South Pacific in recent Read more

Pandemic in Paradise: The Challenges and Future Prospects of the Tourism Industry
By Commonwealth Economic Officer, Heather Cover-Kus  
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'The disease is ripping through': why coronavirus is devastating California's Pacific Islanders
By Mario Koran   The coronavirus is tearing thr
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A travel pathway to revive Pacific tourism
Written by Richard Curtain   In an earlier blo
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UN launches new initiative to fight COVID-19 misinformation through ‘digital first responders’
 A new UN initiative aims to push back against the tide of lies and hate that has risen i
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Business News
Bank South Pacific reports K271million profit
06:12 am GMT+12, 25/05/2020, Papua New Guinea
The Bank South Pacific (BSP) group recorded a profit after tax of K217.7 million (US$63.1 million) for the first quarter of this year – a 1.8 per cent increase on the result for the same period in the last financial year.   Chief executive officer Robin Fleming told the Read more

Cook Islands government pushing forward with deep-sea prospecting plan
-Environmental report says Cook Islands’ drive for mining raises concerns for the Marae
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Australian TV networks in Pacific push amid China fears
Popular Australian shows like Neighbours, Masterchef and The Voice will be beamed into Pacific
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Fiji Government announces new initiatives for SME’s
 The Fiji government has announced new initiatives, to assist those in the small, medium
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FFA continues to monitor Fishing amidst COVID-19 situation
 As Pacific nations face the threat of coronavirus to their health and economic growth, t
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Sports News
Fiji Rugby Union sets date for local rugby competition to kick-start
06:28 am GMT+12, 25/05/2020, Fiji
The Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor has marked July 11, as the scheduled date for local rugby competition to kick-start however that would only be possible once the Government gives the green light.   However, the Return to Play Protocol will come in place Read more

Oceania rugby under 20s championships cancelled
The 2020 Oceania Rugby Under 20s Championships scheduled for the 27th of May to the 6th of Jun
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'Bring our boys back home': rugby team from Tonga trapped in New Zealand due to Covid-19
For the past six weeks, the days have followed a particular pattern for the players and coachi
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WWII remains cleared from 2023 Pacific Games sites
The report on the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) work on clearing the sites for the 2023 Pacific Ga
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ANOC to provide additional funding support to NOCs to aid Tokyo 2020 preparations
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has said it will provide additional fund
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