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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.
Wednesday 21 July 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
A 34-year-old man jointly charged with the murder of Tongan seasonal worker, Hiko Lynch (23) in Blenheim, Marlborough has been denied bail. He is remanded in custody to appear in September.
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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.
Friday 16 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Essential medical equipment for COVID-19 will be distributed to 11 Pacific Islands from the government of the United Kingdom and World Health Organization.
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Thursday 15 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
A one-year USD1.5 million partnership to support seven governments in the Pacific in their COVID-19 preparedness plans was today committed by UNICEF and the United States Government.
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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.
Thursday 1 July 2021

Manilla, Philippines
A five-year strategy to help 12 smallest Pacific Island countries, including Tonga, build resilience against economic shocks, deliver sustainable services, and promote inclusive and sustainable growth, was endorsed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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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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Monday 28 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa’s Parliament is to meet in seven days, the Samoa Court of Appeal ordered this afternoon. The court also declared that the political party commanding the majority of members of Parliament is the Faatuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) Party, which will form a government.
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.
Tuesday 22 June 2021

Marlborough, New Zealand
Tongan Seasonal Worker, Hiko Lynch (23) of Holonga in Tongatapu died on early Sunday morning, June 20 after he was allegedly stabbed in Blenheim, Marlborough. Two men have been jointly charged with his murder.
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Tuesday 22 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A NZD$18 million Arrangement was signed by the New Zealand High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Georgina Roberts and Forum Fisheries Agency Director General, Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen in Honiara, Solomon Island on Friday, 18 June.
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Thursday 17 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has reported 1,043 active COVID-19 cases currently in isolation, including the 121 new cases confirmed yesterday, 16 June, according to its Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
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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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Thursday 10 June 2021

Suva, Fiji
The reinstatement of Professor Pal Ahluwalia by the University of the South Pacific Council is ‘illegal’ Fiji’s Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told Fiji's parliament last week.
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Annapolis-MD, USA
Maps of all the coral reefs in the world will be created quickly with new technology by NASA through a partnership with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF), announced on World Ocean’s Day, 8 June. The maps will give researchers and environmental managers better information about what’s happening to coral reefs.
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Sunday 6 June 2021

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Operation Tui Moana, a regional fisheries surveillance operation, celebrates 20 years of fighting illegal fishing in the Pacific waters of Tonga, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, and Tuvalu.
Sunday 6 June 2021

Honolulu, Hawaii
Leaders of 11 Pacific Island countries and territories elected Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo as the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL) new chairperson during a two-day virtual meeting held on June 2 and 3.
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Monday 31 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A low-cost emergency care ventilator that can be used in local hospitals to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic, has been developed by engineering students and staff at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji.
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