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.
September 30, 2020 7:47 am
Two die in Solomon Islands bomb blast
Two people in Solomon Islands have died after suffering injuries from a bomb blast in Honiara.
September 21, 2020 8:55 am
PNG suffers third COVID-19 death
One more person has died from COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea, bringing the total to three.
August 7, 2020 12:59 pm
FFA Fisheries Observers Repatriated On Chartered Flight
Nine Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency Observers have been successfully repatriated to their respective countries on a chartered flight on Tuesday 7th July, 2020.
July 11, 2020 7:32 am
American Samoan Cabinet members not filing taxes
American Samoa’s Governor says some members of Cabinet have not filed their tax returns in years.
May 26, 2020 2:38 pm
Vanuatu still in need of aid in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Harold
Vanuatu continues to be in desperate need of aid in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold, which swept through the Pacific in early April.
May 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Samoa's Ombudsman voices opposition to divisive bills
Samoa’s Ombudsman, long serving public servant Maiava Iulai Toma, has voiced his office’s opposition to proposed Constitutional changes aimed at an overhaul of the Judiciary.