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It’s all about the bubble

Friday May 08, 2020

Australia and New Zealand should plan to expand the trans-Tasman bubble to the Pacific Islands.

A New Zealand coconut and avocado oil producer, who is promising Pacific farmers much higher returns than they currently get for coconuts, hopes to start operating in Fiji within months.

FIJI – A Singaporean man has been rescued after being stranded in the Pacific for three months and being turned away from three countries due to the coronavirus crisis.

Niue has extended its travel restrictions until the end of August, RNZ reports.

FIJI – The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has warned of a spike in domestic violence during the enforced Covid-19 lockdown and curfew in the country.

Letter to court ignored

Wednesday May 06, 2020

SAMOA – A Supreme Court judge in Samoa has ruled that one of the accused in an alleged plot to assassinate the prime minister be freed on bail.

FIJI – Fijian lawyer Ana Tuiketei Bolabiu (pictured) has become the first Pacific counsel on a global roster working for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

Pacific governments are being accused of using the coronavirus emergency as a cover to control the press.

Fiji hard hit by dengue

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Fiji – Fiji’s government says there are more than 700 cases of dengue in the country and most of them have been found in the northern and central divisions.

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