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Climate change is still the Pacific’s greatest threat - Regenvanu

Tropical Cyclone Harold showed us that Climate Change is still the Pacific’s biggest existential threat, according to Vanuatu’s opposition leader.

May 18, 2020 10:23 am

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COVID-19 lockdown sends solo sailor on Pacific odyssey

One man’s dream to spend three years sailing solo around the Pacific nearly turned to disaster after borders started closing around the region, leaving him stranded alone at sea for three months.

May 8, 2020 12:18 pm

Pacific Islands

Questions emerge over future of Tonga's domestic airline

Tonga’s only domestic airline, the privately-owned Real Tonga, is reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy.

May 7, 2020 2:41 pm

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PNG dailies' deference eroding public trust, says NGO

A report has found that Papua New Guinea’s daily newspapers often displayed a “deference” to the office of prime minister in their stories.

May 4, 2020 2:04 pm

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Malaria outbreak in Vanuatu province affected by TC Harold

Vanuatu Health authorities have another challenge to deal with after a local outbreak of malaria in Sola, which is in the northern province of Torba following Tropical Cyclone Harold.

April 28, 2020 11:14 am

Pacific Islands

High COVID-19 rates for Pacific islanders in the US

Pacific islanders living in the United States have an infection rate two to three times the average in at least four American states.

April 27, 2020 11:23 am

Pacific Islands

PNG registers eight confirmed COVID-19 case

Papua New Guinea has reported its eighth confirmed case of COVID-19, in Eastern Highlands province.

April 23, 2020 2:47 pm

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Further plea for help as 50 hotels close in Samoa and hundreds jobless

The Covid-19 stimulus package passed by Samoa’s Parliament last week may have come too late for some hotels and their workers.

April 13, 2020 7:44 am

Pacific Islands

TC Harold continues to wreak havoc in Vanuatu

There’s been no communication from the Vanuatu islands hardest hit by the powerful Tropical Cyclone Harold.

April 7, 2020 9:47 am

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Storm makes landfall on Vanuatu's Santo

Cyclone Harold, the most powerful storm in the Pacific in at least two years, has made landfall on the Vanuatu island of Santo, with winds gusting as high as 235km/h.

April 6, 2020 5:10 pm

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Dozens feared missing off boat in Solomons amid cyclone

Dozens of people are reportedly missing at sea in Solomon Islands after a passenger ferry ignored maritime warnings and embarked on an island crossing during Cyclone Harold.

April 3, 2020 4:13 pm

Pacific Islands

All schools ordered to close in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands government has extended a school closure notice, previously only for institutions in the capital Honiara and Guadalcanal, to the rest of the country.

March 31, 2020 2:28 pm

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