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Thursday 22 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Two pregnant women in their early 30s from Lami were among the 21 new COVID-19 deaths in Fiji reported as new infections and deaths surge there. Neither of the pregnant women had been vaccinated. “Maternal deaths due to COVID-19 are a clear indication of the severity of this outbreak,” said Fiji Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong, who urged Fijians to stay at home.
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Tuesday 20 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has recorded 784 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period ending at 8am on July 19. There have also been 15 new COVID-19 deaths from July 12-19, raising the death toll to 113, according to the Fiji Ministry of Health and Social Services latest data update.
Tuesday 13 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji recorded 873 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths over a 24-hour period ending at 8:00am on July 12. The country’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services said with daily increases in cases, they were seeing increasing cases of severe COVID-19 and increasing deaths.
Wednesday 7 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji opened its first COVID-19 vaccination drive-through at Suva's Albert Park Pavillion on 6 July as the country battles with rapidly increasing new cases. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services reported 636 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths over a 24-hour period on 7 July.
Tuesday 29 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan student at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji has tested positive for the COVID-19. Positive cases are increasing in Fiji since its latest outbreak in April, prompting Tonga to postpone repatriation flights from Fiji.
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Thursday 24 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has 279 new cases, their highest daily case count so far, indicating widespread community transmission, said Fiji's Health and Medical Services Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan on June 23, reporting four new deaths. To date 45% of Fijians have received one dose of vaccines, and 5% have received a second dose.
Friday 11 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has recorded 656 COVID-19 active cases currently in isolation as of 10 June, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical services.
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Monday 8 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following the Fiji Government's sudden arrest and deportation of Vice-Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the USP Council on Friday, appointed Tonga’s Dr Masasso Paunga as interim Acting Vice-Chancellor. Tonga’s USP representatives are part of sub-committee looking into the deportation issues.
Tuesday 8 December 2020

Suva, Fiji
A set of principles and best practices was presented by the Regional Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office, on December 7.
Sunday 6 December 2020

Suva, Fiji
Two crew members of the cargo ship MV Island Chief that arrived in Fiji on 2 December 2020 have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation at the Navua Hospital. Fiji officials who boarded the vessel and their close contacts are also in quarantine, Fiji's Dr James Fong said today. The vessel's last port of call was Nuku'alofa in Tonga on 30 November,
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Friday 2 September 2016
Suva, Fiji
A delegation from Kabariki village on Kadavu Island in Fiji has asked for the safe removal of a Tongan vessel MV Sitka from its waters after it got stuck on a reef due to mechanical problems on 21 August. The boat currently has 20,000 litres of fuel on board.
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Wednesday 6 April 2016

Suva, Fiji
A new cyclone is threatening children and families in Fiji, UNICEF warned this afternoon. Only weeks after Category 5 Cyclone Winston ripped through the Fiji Islands, affecting 40% of the population, Fiji is once again facing extreme weather conditions due to the presence of three tropical disturbances, one of which has formed into rapidly-intensifying Cyclone Zena.
Friday 11 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan Taskforce Group is assisting disaster relief efforts at Vanua Balavu and the surrounding islands on the northern Lau Group including delivering water supplies, following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, last month.
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Thursday 25 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
As the full picture of the worst cyclone ever to hit Fiji becomes more apparent, UNICEF Pacific estimates that up to 120,000 children across the county may be worst affected. Destruction in some of the worst hit areas is “overwhelming”, says a new UNICEF report today.
Friday 19 February 2016
Suva, Fiji
The ‘Epeli Hau’ofa Dance Festival II, showcasing art, music, education, culture and heritage is planned by the University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, on 21-26 March 2016 in memory of the late Professor ‘Epeli Hau’ofa.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Suva, Fiji
Scientists for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are trying to develop a breadfruit (Mae) that is more productive and climate resistant.
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Thursday 5 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji will officially change its national flag on October 10 this year. Fiji’s Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama in announcing the move on Monday February 3 stated that the new flag should “reflect Fiji’s position in the world today as a modern and truly independent nation state.”
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Friday 12 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A network of civil groups in the Pacific has made a plea for Pacific Island Governments to end current free trade negotiations, ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum dialogue on PACER-Plus in Nadi today.
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Monday 27 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji’s six-year suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum has finally ended, its suspension lifted by the Forum last Wednesday 22 October. However, whether or not Fiji’s government chooses to return to the Pacific Island’s Forum is another matter.
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Thursday 18 September 2014
Suva, Fiji
Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party has a convincing lead of more than 60 percent of the total votes in the provisional results announced at 1:00pm this afternoon.
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