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French Polynesian Covid-19 cases climb to 23

French Polynesia, March 23 -- French Polynesia has recorded another five cases of Covid-19 infections overnight, bringing the total to 23. An update was given by president Edouard Fritch, who told th... Read More


Fiji's first confirmed case of Covid-19

Fiji, March 18 -- Fiji has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 Coronavirus. This was confirmed by Fiji's Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete on twitter. "There is a single confirmed case of COV... Read More


BSP Vanuatu records K5.3mil profit

Vanuatu, March 11 -- PORT MORESBY,12 MARCH 2020 (THE NATIONAL) --- Bank South Pacific (BSP) Vanuatu recorded a net profit of Vt186.5 million (US$1.5 million) for the 2019 financial year. BSP Vanuatu ... Read More


Fund welcomes new Steering Committee Members

Fiji, March 10 -- The Fiji Women's Fund is pleased to announce the inclusion of two new women members to its Steering Committee. Fund Manager Michelle Reddy said the Fund is excited to have on-board,... Read More


It's time to support and encourage the "women's economy"

Philippines, March 5 -- Women make up the majority of workers in the informal economy in Asia and the Pacific. Rather than trying to move these women into formal jobs, more should be done to protect a... Read More


UN General Assembly President Visits Suva Market Ahead of International Women's Day

Fiji, March 5 -- The President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly today visited Suva Market where he met with market vendors and partners of the Markets for Change Project to d... Read More


He helped shape the 200 mile EEZ and the Law of the Sea: Ambassador Satya Nandan passes away

Fiji, Feb. 26 -- By Sadhana Sen "He stands tall amongst the giants of the Pacific Islands as the one who perhaps more than anyone else gave us the rights and jurisdiction over the vast tuna resources... Read More


Fiji put in new measures to protect its borders from spread of coronavirus

Fiji, Feb. 26 -- Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced new measures to reduce the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. Bainimarama said following the closure of Fijian bor... Read More


Pacific women shut out of disaster management - advocate

Fiji, Feb. 25 -- Pacific women are still being shut out of the decision-making process when it comes to disaster management, says a women's rights advocate. Fiji-based Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls said despi... Read More


Israel ? Pacific Food Security Alliance (IPFSA) launched

Fiji, Feb. 23 -- The newly launched "Israel - Pacific Food Security Alliance" (IPFSA), will enhance cooperation between the State of Israel and the Pacific Island States in fields related to food secu... Read More