Small World (206)
The United Nations says Pacific Island countries have been spared the devastating health impacts of Covid-19 because of their swift preventative measures.
A Papua New Guinean businessman who caused the death of his girlfriend by punching her, forcing her to jump out of the car he was driving, has been jailed for 15 years.
Over 200 French officials have gone into quarantine in New Caledonia after arriving from France to help supervise next month’s independence referendum.
Global warming is being blamed for the king tides that have washed away houses in a village on Papua New Guinea’s southern coast.
Samoan deputy prime minister has quit Cabinet and the country’s Human Rights Protection Party, in a defection over controversial proposals to amend the constitution.
Refugees stranded on Nauru have refused medical transfers to Australia for fear of being detained without treatment, an advocate says.
The emergence of antimicrobial resistance including drug-resistant bacteria, or ‘superbugs’, pose far greater risks to human health in the Pacific region than Covid-19, an Australian scientist has warned.