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Fiji reports 1163 new cases, six deaths - including a baby

An 11-month-old baby is among the latest victims of Covid-19 in Fiji, health authorities said.

Fiji

Fiji govt urged to scrap plan to amend Land Bill

The political tussle amid a worsening Covid-19 crisis continues in Fiji.

Fiji set to get vaccines from NZ following Medsafe approval

Half a million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will soon be on its way to Fiji after approval from New Zealand's medical authority.

Fiji


Fiji dedicates 7s win to people back home

Fiji has dedicated its Olympic rugby sevens win to the people back home who are struggling amidst the country's Covid-19 health crisis.

Fiji


Covid-19: Fiji death toll continues to rise as 1057 new cases confirmed

Fiji's confirmed Covid-19 positive cases shot back to four digits with the country's Health Ministry reporting 1057 new infections in the 24 hours to 8am yesterday.

Fiji


Samoa's new cabinet meets to set budget

Samoa's first woman prime minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa, is holding the first cabinet meeting of the country's new government today.

Regional


Vanuatu minister fined for being drunken nuisance on plane

Vanuatu's Supreme Court has ordered the Minister of Climate Change to pay a fine of over $US2,600 and carry out 120 hours of community work for breaching civil aviation rules.

Regional


Covid-19 in Fiji: New curfew hours for Fiji as more deaths, cases confirmed

Fiji's main island of Viti Levu has been issued with new curfew hours amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the country.

Fiji


Opposition to Marquesas UNESCO bid

An heir to the last queen of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia's Marquesas Islands has asked the French president Emmanuel Macron not to endorse the archipelago's bid to become another of France's UNESCO World Heritage site.

French Polynesia


Samoa's Tuilaepa not conceding he's lost

The outgoing prime minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is refusing to concede that he lost the election.

Regional


Covid-19 in Fiji: 15 more deaths, 918 positive cases confirmed

That compares to 1,091 infections and 21 deaths in the previous 24-hour period.

Fiji


Hundreds march in support of Samoan judiciary

More than 500 people are estimated to have taken part in a march in support of the Samoan Judiciary and calling for an end to the current political stand-off between two political parties.

Regional


Fiji govt unveils $US1.78 billion Covid-19 Budget

Fiji's National Budget worth $US1.78 billion announced on Friday night is designed with three objectives, all of it linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fiji


Niue achieves herd immunity for covid

Niue has been praised for achieving Covid-19 herd immunity status. The island, with a population of about 1500, has now vaccinated almost 100 percent of its target group.

Niue


Over 1000 people in Tokelau, Cook Islands to get Covid-19 vaccine from NZ

The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines is heading to Tokelau and northern Cook Islands aboard a New Zealand navy ship.

Regional


Over 500 new cases, one death confirmed in Fiji

Fiji has reported 506 new cases of Covid-19 and one death in the 24 hours to 8am on Saturday.

Fiji


FAST to ask Samoa judges to recognise impromptu swearing in

The FAST Party in Samoa has filed an application with the Supreme Court in Samoa to have it recognise an impromptu swearing-in ceremony of elected members of the new political party.

Regional


Covid-19: Six more dead, 636 new cases in Fiji

Fiji has reported 636 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours - a record number of daily infections.

Fiji


Japan PM tells Pacific that nuclear wastwater dump is harmless

Japan's Prime Minister has told Pacific Islands leaders that his country would ensure no harm will come to the environment from dumping treated nuclear waste water into the ocean.

Pacific Islands


Covid-19: Fiji strategises to slow the spread, rather than halt it

Despite the alarming spread of a second wave of Covid-19 in Fiji, medical authorities say not imposing a full lockdown is in line with international practice and takes into account humanitarian considerations.

Fiji


Deep sea mining by 2023 gets green light in Pacific

Deep sea mining has got a green light to begin in the Pacific by 2023 after Nauru triggered a rule at the International Seabed Authority.

Nauru


Samoa caretaker PM continues to defy Supreme Court

Samoa's caretaker prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is risking jail time as he continues to defy a court order to convene Parliament.

Regional


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