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Fiji Airways announces 758 staff included 79 expatriate pilots laid off due to COVID-19 crisis
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06:07 am GMT+12, 25/05/2020, Fiji
Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director & CEO, said: “This is a very difficult announcement, and one we are only making after exhausting all other options. The sad reality of prolonged flight suspensions means that we simply do not have work for a large segment of our workforce now,…
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Kiribati presidential elections to be held on 22 June – MOJ
Kiribati Ministry of Justice (MOJ) says registrations for the presidential elections nationwid
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BKM party confirms 22 members
The chairperson of Kiribati’s new political party, Boutokaan Kiribati Moa Party (BKM), T
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Fiji Airways terminates over 700 staff due to COVID-19
More than 700 Fiji Airways staff will be issued termination letters this week.  
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Trans-Tasman bubble: Onus on Australia to sort internal travel first - NZ PM Ardern
Restrictions on movement between Australia's states will need to be removed before a trans
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Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital ready for COVID-19 tests
Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital (NRH) is now ready to undertake COVID-19 tests.
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PNG Anti-corruption chief Damaru says more high-profile arrests to be made
Several high-profile people in Papua New Guinea involved in the purchase of the two Israeli-ma
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Two former allies to face off for Kiribati presidency
The caretaker Kiribati President and his former TKP party chair will face off in the vote for
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No candidates have withdrawn their nominations; Private sector well represented in Common Roll list
No candidates for the Niue General Election have withdrawn their nominations which closed on T
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PNG police arrest former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill over alleged corruption
 Papua New Guinea police have arrested former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill over the
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Fiji Opposition SODELPA factions make appointments
The two factions within Fiji’s Opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) purp
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Samoa candidate declaration requirement poses challenge
A new electoral requirement, for nominations in the General Election to be declared within six
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21/05/2020 - Pacific islands urged to retune post-pandemic for new economic age
21/05/2020 - Asia-Pacific countries endorse UN resolution for concerted regional action against COVID-19
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21/05/2020 - Climate change expert to be hired in New Zealand to help Kiribati
21/05/2020 - ‘Persons with respiratory illnesses must be tested’: PNG State of Emergency Controller
21/05/2020 - Niue MP lambasts govt for apparent lack of transparency
21/05/2020 - Enrolment update underway in Bougainville ahead of general election
21/05/2020 - UNICEF calls for action to ensure children can survive to thrive
21/05/2020 - Fiji wants to join trans-Tasman tourism plan
21/05/2020 - Guam 11 new COVID-19 cases
21/05/2020 - Fiji COVID-19 precautionary measures to remain in place
21/05/2020 - Tuvalu PM calls for political unity in Covid-19 fight
21/05/2020 - Fiji’s ocean waters generate $2.5billion, full control of EEZ by 2030
21/05/2020 - Tedros hails WHO ‘landmark resolution’ to accelerate COVID-19 response
21/05/2020 - Kiribati to announce names of presidential candidates tomorrow
21/05/2020 - WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day as cases approach five million
21/05/2020 - Vanuatu Parliament board sitting allowance triples
21/05/2020 - Consider our front liners: Solomon Islands PM appeals to citizens
21/05/2020 - PNG Covid-19 funding row
21/05/2020 - Breach in quarantine
21/05/2020 - PNG Cabinet approves K2.3 million to fight swine flu
21/05/2020 - 81 houses destroyed in Vatulele after cyclone Harold
20/05/2020 - U.S. Government provides additional US$9.9 million to support COVID-19 efforts in the Pacific
20/05/2020 - Australia spends $100m in 'quick financial support' for Pacific countries hit by cyclone and pandemic
20/05/2020 - WHO countries agree 'equitable and timely access' to coronavirus vaccine, 'comprehensive evaluation' of response
20/05/2020 - Pacific hit with thousands of dengue fever cases as it battles to keep Covid-19 out
20/05/2020 - Solomon Islands Police starts COVID 19 lockdown operation
20/05/2020 - Push to defer New Caledonia's independence referendum
20/05/2020 - Fiji Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths from leptospirosis
20/05/2020 - BKM to nominate presidential candidates tomorrow
20/05/2020 - Energy Minister says it is not Australian government policy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
20/05/2020 - Commonwealth health ministers agree to share advice and solutions in coronavirus battle
20/05/2020 - Australia backs inclusion of Fiji in trans-tasman bubble
20/05/2020 - Niue’s national broadcaster studios destroyed by early morning fire
20/05/2020 - Canberra appeals court ruling that PNG-born man is Australian
20/05/2020 - Solomon Islands Opposition questions lockdown intention
20/05/2020 - Fiji is a nation of immense potential for investment- PM Bainimarama
20/05/2020 - Cook Islanders around the world anxious to return
20/05/2020 - Fate uncertain for 126 stranded in Indonesia
20/05/2020 - Tonga mourning the loss of Ned Cook, a warrior in its war on methamphetamine
19/05/2020 - UN chief renews call for COVID-19 solidarity as WHO warns ‘majority’ of world still at risk
19/05/2020 - It's not a mock lockdown: Solomon Islands AG
19/05/2020 - PNG Cabinet reshuffle cancelled
19/05/2020 - Record numbers lining up for seats in Niue's parliament
19/05/2020 - World Health Organisation agrees to independent virus probe after Australia's push
19/05/2020 - U.S condemns Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly
19/05/2020 - Vanuatu Government receives COVID-19 cartridges
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19/05/2020 - Rights groups call for Fiji to investigate alleged prison beatings and culture of intimidation
19/05/2020 - Total lockdown for Solomon Islands
19/05/2020 - Additional 470 world-class COVID-19 test cartridges handed over to Fiji’s Ministry of Health
19/05/2020 - Tonga extends State of Emergency to 11 June, 20 percent salaries cut for Cabinet and MPs
19/05/2020 - Suva High Court ruling has no legal effect: Fiji Acting Chief Justice
18/05/2020 - OACPS Summit President calls for solidarity among OACPS to address COVID-19 challenges
18/05/2020 - New political party formed in Kiribati
18/05/2020 - RNZAF Hercules transports more aid to Vanuatu
18/05/2020 - PM Ardern: New Zealand-Pacific bubble could be on cards next if trans-Tasman travel goes well
18/05/2020 - Two new Covid-19 cases in CNMI
18/05/2020 - Climate change is still the Pacific’s greatest threat - Regenvanu
18/05/2020 - Fiji tells UN that it is fighting both COVID-19 and climate change at the same time
18/05/2020 - UNICEF calls on Pacific governments to maintain lifesaving services for pregnant women and newborns in face of COVID-19
18/05/2020 - China woos Pacific nations
18/05/2020 - China is not funding our presidential campaign – TKP Chairman
18/05/2020 - 'Take him down': Fiji's prison commissioner accused of ordering staff to beat inmates
18/05/2020 - CAREFiji App to make contact tracing more efficient
18/05/2020 - Taiwan donates 1,000 face masks and 500 pairs of protective gloves to Fiji media
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