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27 October 2021

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In brief: News from around the Pacific

Fiji's target population mostly vaccinated; Tonga urges parents to get teenagers jabbed; Real action must come in Glasgow, says SPREP head; Manu Samoa star Va'ili pleads guilty

Papua New Guinea

West Papuans flee from conflict into remote PNG area

Armed conflict in West Papua has caused an exodus of displaced people into one of the most remote parts of neighbouring Papua New Guinea.

China seemingly set on new approach to Pacific influence

China seems set to change the way it relates to Pacific nations.

Regional


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Halt the vaccines call; anaesthetic investigation after deaths; and Apia market plan ditched

Pacific Islands


Close to 6000 Pasifika vaccinated at 'Rally your Village' event

A mass vaccination event has dished out nearly 6000 vaccines to Pasifika in Auckland within almost a week.

New Zealand


RNZAF find missing Kiribati sailors

An aircrew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Orion have located two people who were reported overdue from a trip to Maiana Island in Kiribati.

Kiribati


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Vaccination continues in Fiji for targeted youth population; Concerns over forcible dispersal of Papua protest in Jakarta; Police reports six dead from tribal fight in Papua

Pacific Islands


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Jail over political roadblock; vaccination target in Solomon Islands; and Samoan Parliament staffer suspended over online comments

Pacific Islands


China slashes its aid to the Pacific

China has dramatically scaled back its aid to the Pacific in the past two years.

Pacific Islands


New fiber-optic cable for Tokelau means reliable internet

On 20 September 2021 Tokelau, one of the world's most remote territories, took a significant step to becoming less isolated, via the Southern Cross NEXT submarine fiber-optic cable network cable.

Regional


NZ govt urged to ban seabed mining for Pacific's sake

A New Zealand Supreme Court ruling against seabed mining has been described as important for the Pacific region.

New Zealand


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Two men missing at sea in Solomon Islands have landed in PNG; Cook Islands govt wants to vaccinate target youth population before opening borders to NZ; Vanuatu health director flags mandatory vaccination; Forum keen to host Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones in the Pacific

Pacific Islands


Covid-19: Fiji Govt urged to let people into church

Some church leaders in Fiji want the Government to allow non-vaccinated people to enter their houses of worship.

Fiji


New Caledonia extends lockdown again, due to Covid-19 crisis

The lockdown in New Caledonia has been extended by two weeks due to the worsening Covid-19 crisis in the French territory.

New Caledonia


Survey 'honest snapshot' of Fiji's poverty position, says sacked statistician

The man sacked for publishing Fiji's household and income survey says the report is an 'honest snapshot' of the country's poverty situation.

Fiji


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Samoa Airlines explains delay; Samoan sailors head for work abroad; Tongan brothers killed in US city; Tongan brothers killed in US city

Pacific Islands


New multimedia segment for Pasifika on mental health

A new mental health segment led by Pacific organisations has launched online and on air this week to address mental health concerns in the Pasifika community.

Pacific Islands


Church ministers in Fiji quit over refusal to vaccinate

A group of church ministers in Fiji have resigned because they do not want to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Fiji


In brief: News from around the Pacific

Prospective RSE workers scammed in Samoa; Vaccination for workers not yet mandatory, says Vanuatu union; Tonga's PSA calls for the Secretary to Government to be sacked

Pacific Islands


New data shows Pacific leading NZ youth in vaccination rollout

More Pasifika teenagers in Aotearoa New Zealand are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 than teenagers in other ethnic groups.

New Zealand


In Brief: News from around the Pacific

Another eight Covid-10 deaths in New Caledonia; 75 candidates register for Tonga election; Kanak broadcaster Joseph Caihe mourned; Samoa reissues travel advisory for incoming travellers

Pacific Islands


In Brief: News from around the Pacific

One hundred and nine medical personnel have arrived in Noumea from France to help combat the spread of Covid-19; Samoa's Parliament resumes today to discuss and pass amendments to the Electoral Act 2019.

Pacific Islands


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