Ads by Google Ads by Google

Regional

Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Pasifika community has been living and working on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic, since the coronavirus arrived a year ago. On the 28th February 2020, New Zealand announced their first confirmed Covid-19 case reported to the Ministry of Health. HOW...
Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoa has registered it’s first official Covid-19 positive case since the global pandemic emerged out of Wuhan China in late 2019. The community remains covid free however, with the 16 year old in managed isolation since he arrived on a repatriation flight on the 12th of February...
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council logo
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council announces the following public meetings on fisheries management in offshore waters of Hawai‘i (HI), American Samoa (AS), Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)....
Chief executive of Tonga's Ministry of health Dr Siale Akauola
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Tonga's Ministry of Health says it plans to vaccinate up to 70 percent of the population by the end of the year. The COVAX facility, an initiative set up to provide equitable access to vaccines, has put Tonga on the tentative list to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was...
Savalenoa Mareva Betham Annandale
Apia, SAMOA — In a press statement issued Saturday afternoon, Samoa’s Attorney General Savalenoa Mareva Betham Annandale clarifies provisions of the newly passed Lands and Titles Act 2020, stating, “the decision for both bestowal and removal of a matai remains with the family, as it should be”. The...
Suva, FIJI — Fijian authorities have warned that illicit drugs more lethal than methamphetamine are being produced across the country. The warning comes following discoveries of clandestine laboratories by police in the Western and Eastern divisions. The head of the police drug unit, Assistant...
Tasi and Ioana Parker with their dog
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The family of a Kiwi woman, who recently found out she was dying of cancer, say the process of trying to get her Samoan parents an emergency allocation in a managed isolation facility has been frustrating. Tasi and Ioana Parker, New Zealand citizens who retired to Samoa...
Vials of Covid-19 vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health is moving to ensure all nurses are ready to administer the Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives. The Director General of Health said they want to make sure that every registered nurse is able to administer the vaccine to allow more people to be immunised. Leausa...
Gerald Zackios and David Kabua
Majuro, MARSHALL ISLANDS — The man at the center of Micronesia's departure from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) says the move puts them in a good position to help shape the architecture of a rejuvenated regional body. Earlier this month the Marshall Islands' diplomat Gerald Zackios was passed-over...
Seasonal workers
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is earning millions of dollars from its labour force on the New Zealand and Australian seasonal workers schemes. The Labour Minister Lautafi Fio Purcell announced the earnings during his reply on the Supplementary Budget 2020/2021 in Parliament. He said in the 14 years since the...

Pages