Funafuti Kaupule straighten matters enabling the Kainaki II Seawall Project to progress

Issue No. 41/2020 – Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (Kitiona Tausi) The Funafuti Kaupule really supports the Kainaki II Seawall Project to progress into completion without delay. In fact, the project to build a seawall to the ocean side of the community hall belonging to the Vaitupu Community on Funafuti, “Kainaki II” has already been approved […]

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Pacific leaders united on Climate, Ocean and Security issues at the UNGA

Issue No. 41/2020 – Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (12:46 pm on 29 September 2020) The Pacific has presented a united front to world leaders at the UN General Assembly this year. In an unprecedented virtual edition, the 75th instalment of the assembly was conducted through pre- recorded leader’s statements and online meeting rooms. Climate Change, […]

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Call for Pacific tourism to diversify as Covid-19 cripples industry

Issue No. 41/2020 – Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (10:38 am on 29 September 2020) Pacific nations and territories have been urged to diversify their tourism sector to meet new market demands amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday, tourism in the region received a boost with an economic-resilience grant of almost $US20,000 from the United States. […]

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NZ, Australia funding grants intact: USP

Issue No. 41/2020 – Wednesday, 30 September 2020 The University of the South Pacific says New Zealand and Australia have reaffirmed their financial support to the regional institution. Last week, Fiji suspended its grants to the USP. New Zealand and Australia are also part of the university’s governing council. Earlier this year, Australia announced it […]

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More releases from quarantine shelters

Issue No. 41/2020 – Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (Kitiona Tusi) More than 50 passengers from the second repatriation flight from Fiji release today after passing the COVID- 19 virus test after they have been quarantined at K-Houses for 14 days.The first batch of returning Tuvaluans on the first repatriation flight were released on Thursday last […]

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Photo of Chinese ambassador to Kiribati walking across backs of locals ‘misinterpreted’

Issue No. 41/2020 – Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (This article is more than 1 month old) Image criticized as emblematic of China’s rising influence in Pacific, but i-Kiribati say practice is part of traditional welcoming ceremony Supported by About this content Ben Doherty Pacific Editor @bendohertycorroTue 18 Aug 2020 09.25 BSTLast modified on Tue 18 Aug 2020 10.25 BST A […]

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Repatriation flights from Fiji to Tuvalu resume

Repatriation flights to Tuvalu are expected to resume this week, according to Radio Tuvalu news. The next repatriation flight is expected to arrive this Thursday, 01 October 2020 and the last flight is expected to arrive on Friday, 02 October 2020. Thursday, 01 and Friday October, 02 have been declared as public holiday in respect […]

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Minister launches first private newspaper in the country – “Tuvalu Paradise News”

Issue No. 40/2020 – Monday, 28 September 2020 (Kitiona Tausi) The Minister of Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs, Hon Simon this afternoon launched the first private newspaper to operate in the country – “Tuvalu Paradise News”. Hon Kofe as Minister responsible for the development of communication in the country in his launching remarks commended the initiative by […]

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