May 10, 2021 Last Updated 2:42 AM, May 10, 2021
The status of the Queen as Head of State in Tuvalu will again come under scrutiny as the first public consultation for Tuvalu's Constitutional Review gets underway.  "The Constitutional Review process began in 2016 and has undergone a number of different phases. Beginning from Tuvalu's July 2020 Parliament Session, the…
Fiji has a new case of COVID-19, and Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Health says “we are certain there are more cases out there.” The new case is the daughter of the Nadi hotel worker working at a quarantine hotel, who herself contracted COVID-19 from a soldier also working in the…
Last modified on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 20:15
As the official vote count continues in Samoa, we revisit our cover story from November 2020.   "It’s very liberating. I haven’t felt this excited about politics for a long time,” says Samoa’s former Deputy Prime Minister, and now independent member, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa. In September, Fiame resigned from government…
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 09:08
It’s  now 101 days to the long-awaited Tokyo Olympics. The uncertainties and delay in staging of the 2020 Games, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on training, qualification processes and mobility, means that for Pacific islands athletes, just making it to Japan will be a feat in itself. Globally,…
Last month the Suva Magistrates Court found the developers of a resort site on Fiji’s Malolo Islands guilty of undertaking development without an approved Environmental Impact Assessment Report. That development included destroying part of the reef and dumping waste in order to build a resort and casino.  Sentencing is scheduled…
Last modified on Monday, 03 May 2021 17:40

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