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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.