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PNG's COVID-19 cases top 7000

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in Papua New Guinea has passed 7,000, more than doubling in the past two weeks.

April 5, 2021 1:23 pm

Pacific Islands

Eleven more people die of COVID-19 in PNG

Papua New Guinea has recorded eleven new COVID-19 deaths, increasing the country’s total number of COVID-related deaths to 51.

March 30, 2021 10:49 am

Pacific Islands

Severe tropical storm heads to New Caledonia

New Caledonia is on high alert as it braces for the arrival of a category five tropical storm later today.

March 6, 2021 3:55 am

Pacific Islands

Samoa judge highlights need for pathologist

A Supreme Court judge in Samoa has urged the government to address the lack of a pathologist to perform autopsies on bodies at the country’s mortuaries.

February 24, 2021 11:35 am

Pacific Islands

Spate of PNG COVID-19 cases include National Pandemic Controller

Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 cases have jumped to well over 1000, including the National Pandemic Controller and members of his family.

February 23, 2021 3:21 pm

Pacific Islands

Pacific children on frontline of global nutrition crisis

The world is on the brink of a nutrition crisis and Pacific children living on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change crisis are most at risk.

February 18, 2021 4:48 pm

Pacific Islands

Melbourne and Auckland snap lockdowns to end

The Australian state of Victoria and the New Zealand city of Auckland will both exit snap lockdowns on Thursday.

February 17, 2021 5:49 pm

Pacific Islands

Solomon police investigate gruesome murder

Police in Solomon Islands are investigating the gruesome murder of a man accused of sorcery in Temotu Province.

February 15, 2021 12:38 pm

Pacific Islands

Five Micronesian countries leave Pacific Islands Forum

The leaders collectively expressed disappointment with the appointment process, which overlooked the Micronesian candidate Gerald Zackios.

February 9, 2021 8:44 am

Pacific Islands

New Caledonia braces for Cyclone Lucas

Two tropical cyclones are active in the southwest Pacific, with forecasts saying New Caledonia will be hit within 24 hours.

February 2, 2021 11:39 am

Pacific Islands

American Samoa expects first repatriation flight since March

American Samoa is today awaiting the arrival of the first group of residents stranded since March in Hawaii and other US states because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2, 2021 9:45 am

Pacific Islands

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

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