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A Vanuatu police officer has been ordered to pay US$36,000 in damages to the man he assaulted in 2015.

Half of Fiji's population is experiencing extreme financial hardship due to the effects of Covid-19, RNZP reports.

Samoan MP resigns

Tuesday June 30, 2020

A former Speaker of the House in Samoa, Laauli Leuatea Polataivao Schimidt, has resigned from Parliament halting debate over a Parliamentary Privileges Committee recommendation of a three month suspension for the former government MP.

Fiji’s prime minister is soliciting wealthy ‘VIP’ visitors in a bid to restore the country’s Covid-19 battered economy which is heavily dependent on tourism.

Slowed progress on climate change and surging transnational crime are among the pressing fears New Zealand's government has for the region.

Fiji’s “Bula Bubble”

Thursday June 25, 2020

Fijians have been reassured that the government’s plan to open the country’s borders to visitors is safe.

Vanuatu’s Daily Post newspaper has apologised for a cartoon on racism that it ran at the weekend.

OPINION: It seems ‘bizarre’ that New Zealand’s border is still closed to Cook Islands, write medical and economic experts Ananish Chaudhuri, Simon Thornley and Michael Jackson.

The Pacific Islands Forum Chair and Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano, has requested the postponement of the appointment of a new secretary-general until next year’s Forum Leaders’ Retreat.

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