Cook Islands supports the United States of America and Canada’s proposal to ban longliners using shark lines and wire leaders in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean in a bid to save critically endangered shark species.
Samoa's Ombudsman Luamanuvao Katalaina Sapolu says the human rights effects from the covid-19 pandemic have been catastrophic.
She has just submitted Samoa's eighth State of Human Rights Report to Parliament.
Fiji began its Oceania Netball World Cup Qualifier campaign with a 74-32 victory win over Papua New Guinea at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.
The Fiji Pearls were fired up from the first quarter with former basketball player Vilisi Tavui accurate in front of goal.
Gender-issues, family violence and fostering women to leadership have been key themes at the Pacific Islands Forum summit, which brought together leaders and representatives from most Pacific Island countries.