Samoa entry terms tightens because of new virus strain
Samoa is tightening access further by banning the entry of travellers who might be carrying the new COVID-19 strain.
January 5, 2021 9:29 am
Palau receives first batch of COVID vaccines
The first batch of coronavirus vaccines arrived in Palau early on Saturday morning, greeted by the president-elect and health minister.
January 4, 2021 10:49 am
15 feared dead after landslide buries PNG village
Fifteen people are missing after a landslide in a remote part of Papua New Guinea’s Central Province.
December 31, 2020 2:02 pm
Multiple killings after bus hold-up near PNG capital
Police in Papua New Guinea are investigating multiple killings on the Hiritano Highway near the capital Port Moresby.
November 27, 2020 5:34 pm
PNG parliament thrust into uncertainty as MPs test positive
Papua New Guinea’s political crisis has been thrust into new uncertainty after three MPs tested positive for COVID-19.
November 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Solomon Islands Cabinet Passes Ban on Facebook
Cabinet has agreed to ban the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook, in Solomon Islands.
November 17, 2020 10:33 am
New Caledonia contemplates hiring Pacific doctors
A law is being proposed in New Caledonia to broaden access to the medical profession for doctors trained in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.
October 23, 2020 6:13 pm
14th person dies in French Polynesia's COVID-19 pandemic
French Polynesia’s COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the 14th life as the number of patients in hospital has risen to 61.
October 19, 2020 11:24 am
Papua New Guinea further opens border, lifts Port Moresby curfew
Papua New Guinea has opened its border to international travel from four more countries.
October 6, 2020 12:42 pm
Solomon Islands has first case of Covid-19
Solomon Islands have recorded their first case of Covid-19.
October 3, 2020 7:32 pm
COVID-19 cases in French Polynesia top 2000
The spread of Covid-19 cases in French Polynesia is accelerating, with almost 100 new infections now being recorded a day.
October 3, 2020 4:33 pm
Mining giant accused of poisoning rivers in Papua New Guinea
Mining giant Rio Tinto is facing accusations that a mine it abandoned in Papua New Guinea two decades ago is leaking poisonous waste into rivers.