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00:29 am GMT+12, 05/05/2021
 
Samoans could elect their first woman prime minister later this month in the rerun of an April general election that was overshadowed by controversy over the use of gender quota rules in the small Pacific island nation.   A new party led by Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, who was bidding to become Samoa’s first female premier, had been headed for a one-seat majority until electoral authorities gave the ruling party an extra lawmaker to » read more
 
Samoa Caretaker PM welcomes fresh election Samoa AG applies to discontinue FAST hearing
Samoan Head of State intervenes, calls for fresh elections FAST Leader tells Samoa Head of State calling fresh elections undermine rule of law
 
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“Media Workers are also COVID-19 Frontline Workers,” says PINA President
08:02 am GMT+12, 03/05/2021, Fiji
As we join the global community in marking the UNESCO 2021 World Press Freedom Day today, the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) acknowledges the great sacrifice and commitment of our media workers in covering the COVID19 pandemic and related issues. While our health workers have been Read more

The Fijian Media Association statement on World Press Freedom Day 2021
-The Fijian Media Association takes this moment on World Press Freedom Day to thank and pay tribu
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Pacific pivot or pirouette?
Whilst the Biden administration has signalled its intent to more actively engage the Pacific
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“Building a solid foundation for OACP for the next 20+ years”
Interview with the Chair of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors for the period 01 Febr
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SPC launches Pacific Beijing+25 Progress Report at 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women
The Pacific Community (SPC) has launched the Pacific Beijing Platform for Action plus 25 report (
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Business News
NZ, Cook Islands travel bubble significant step in COVID-19 recovery
08:13 am GMT+12, 03/05/2021, Cook Islands
 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown have today announced that, pending final confirmation by New Zealand’s Director-General of Health and the Cook Islands Secretary of Health, two-way quarantine-free travel will commence between the two Read more

COVID procurement under the media microscope
Pacific anti-corruption journalists investigated the mitigation of potential corruption risks in
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Maintain stimulus and support in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga until tourists return - ADB
The economic recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in tourism-dependent, Poly
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Vaccine rollouts to spur North Pacific economic recovery: ADB
The economic decline in the north Pacific is forecast to end in 2022 as the coronavirus disease (
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Investment in infrastructure, human capital can help Solomon Islands' recovery from COVID-19
Investment in infrastructure and human capital and properly coordinating resources can help furth
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Sports News
Interim rugby league body being considered in Tonga
06:08 am GMT+12, 29/04/2021, Tonga
An interim management body could be established as to run the affairs of Tongan Rugby League in the lead-up to the World Cup later this year.   It comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed an appeal by the former governing body, Tonga National Rugby League, over its Read more

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