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FIJI – Fijian lawyer Ana Tuiketei Bolabiu (pictured) has become the first Pacific counsel on a global roster working for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

Pacific governments are being accused of using the coronavirus emergency as a cover to control the press.

Fiji hard hit by dengue

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Fiji – Fiji’s government says there are more than 700 cases of dengue in the country and most of them have been found in the northern and central divisions.

Hawai‘i’s idea of marketing itself as the “Safest Place on Earth” in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis is being met with some scepticism locally.

Fiji - How do you upskill Pacific communities to take care of themselves during extreme weather events? And how do you get them to harness their traditional knowledge and skills in adapting to climate change?

Samoa’s former Head of State has criticised statements made by the prime minister as being rude and ridiculing of the framers of the country’s Constitution, RNZP has reported.

Papua New Guinea – The prospect of the spread of coronavirus in a country with just 500 doctors and around 5000 hospital beds and which struggles to deal with even routine illnesses has terrified the public, The Guardian reported.

The impact of coronavirus could see the Pacific’s biggest and most populous nation become a failed state,  Papua New Guinea, the ABC has reported.

Air New Zealand Cargo is entering a partnership with the Government to ensure critical cargo transport lines are maintained.

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