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Tahiti Mask Policy

Saturday September 26, 2020

A court in French Polynesia has thrown out a challenge to the order to wear masks brought in to stop the spread of Covid-19, RNZP reports.

Former rebellion leader Ishmael Toroama is closing in on the Bougainville presidency, Radio New Zealand Pacific reports.

The United Nations says Pacific Island countries have been spared the devastating health impacts of Covid-19 because of their swift preventative measures.

A Papua New Guinean businessman who caused the death of his girlfriend by punching her, forcing her to jump out of the car he was driving, has been jailed for 15 years.

Over 200 French officials have gone into quarantine in New Caledonia after arriving from France to help supervise next month’s independence referendum.

Global warming is being blamed for the king tides that have washed away houses in a village on Papua New Guinea’s southern coast.

Samoa’s deputy prime minister defects

Saturday September 12, 2020

Samoan deputy prime minister has quit Cabinet and the country’s Human Rights Protection Party, in a defection over controversial proposals to amend the constitution.

Covid-19 Pacific Update

Friday September 11, 2020

Twenty one people have now died from Covid-19 related illnesses in Guam.

Refugees stranded on Nauru have refused medical transfers to Australia for fear of being detained without treatment, an advocate says.

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