- Covid 19 coronavirus: 115 new Covid cases in Fiji
By RNZ Fiji's Permanent Secretary of Health, James Fong, reports there have been 115 new cases of Covid-19 in the past day.Most of the cases can be traced to existing clusters or localities where significant transmission ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 18 Jun 2021 18:59:54 +1200.
- Retired Navy SEAL Commander: Putin was testing Biden, and he 'failed'
The Russian fighter jets spotted near the coast of Hawaii was President Vladimir Putin's way of testing President Biden, Retired Navy SEAL David Sears said on "Your World" Wednesday, and Biden "failed."
Yael Halon. Fox News. Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:53:38 GMT.
- Putin pressures Biden before talks
In recent days, both Beijing and Moscow have goaded Biden with aggressive military exercises, with Chinese warplanes encroaching on Taiwan and Russian bombers flying off Hawaii.
Daily Mail. Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:40:38 GMT.
- Emergency exits not shown, pilot had 11hrs flying experience in fatal crash: report
The crash killed Hawaiian newlyweds Peter Hensel and wife Sue after the Eurocopter EC120B Colibri crashed into water near a pontoon at Hardy Reef, a popular tourist spot in the Whitsunday Islands.
Cloe Read. Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 16 Jun 2021 19:38:06 +1000.
- Guam-based submarine tenders prove valuable for LCS maintenance
The US Navy (USN) is placing increasing reliance on its ageing submarine tenders for the support of its littoral combat ships (LCSs) in the Indo-Pacific, according ...
Janes 360. Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:18:57 Z.
- WWE NXT Results: Winners, News And Notes As Samoa Joe Returns
WWE NXT results as Samoa Joe returns.
By Alfred Konuwa, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:15:41 -0400.
- Macquarie (MIC) to Divest MIC Hawaii to Argo Infrastructure
Macquarie's (MIC) divestment of the MIC Hawaii segment will help it unlock additional shareholder value. The divestment completion is expected in the first half of 2022.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:33:00 GMT.
- 'No more room for England excuses as India and Australia loom large'
Thumped by New Zealand, England have precious little time - and decreasing goodwill - as they prepare for two huge Test series later this year.
BBC News. Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:04:47 GMT.
- Christchurch mosque attack: Producer resigns from New Zealand movie after backlash
Critics say the film project is poorly timed and pushes a "white saviour" narrative.
BBC News. Mon, 14 Jun 2021 05:32:20 GMT.
- Plans for film about Christchurch mosque attacks sparks anger among New Zealanders
New Zealand's prime minister has distanced herself from plans for a film that would focus on her response to the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Sky News. Sat, 12 Jun 2021 02:52:00 +0100.
- Traveling to Hawaii? Be Prepared to Pay
Interest in visiting the islands is running high, but the price of paradise can be multiple Covid tests, expensive stints in quarantine, long waits in line and more.
Tariro Mzezewa. New York Times. Sat, 12 Jun 2021 01:08:54 +0000.
- Insect-Tracking Drones to Boost Rare Bug Conservation in New Zealand
Insect-tracking drone swarms to boost rare bug conservation efforts in New Zealand.
Voice of America. Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:44:00 -0400.
- University of Hawaii Wins Up to $210 Million for Pacific Research
Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research will conduct research aimed at understanding and predicting environmental changes in the Indo-Pacific region.
Voice of America. Wed, 02 Jun 2021 20:36:23 -0400.
- Australia, New Zealand present united front on China
Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison hold face-to-face talks in New Zealand, play down policy differences on China.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 31 May 2021 10:39:47 +0000.
- 'Dr. Beach' says powerful Hawaii shoreline is 2021's best
One local described Hawaii's Hapuna Beach State Park as "unapologetically magical."
Ap. ABC News. Fri, 28 May 2021 16:37:47 +0000.
- Samoa in crisis as elected leader locked out of Parliament
Samoa was plunged into a constitutional crisis after the woman who won an election last month was locked out of Parliament and the previous leader claimed he remained in charge
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Mon, 24 May 2021 01:49:49 GMT.
- Thailand, Barbados, and Cyprus Join More Than 275 Destinations to Adopt the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
Abu Dhabi, Jersey, and French Polynesia also join the ever-growing list of destinations to get worlds first global safety and hygiene stamp.
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-05-17 14:15:44 EST.
- Papua New Guinea Covid-19: Mistrust fuels crisis as infections rise
The Pacific Islands of Oceania are grouped into three regions:
Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The island nations of
Melanesia include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and
The nations of Micronesia include the Federated States of Micronesia
as well as Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau.
The Polynesian nations include New Zealand plus Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.
More news and information about selected Pacific Island nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of Fiji's capital city is Suva, and its national currency
is the Fiji Dollar. English is the primary language used in Fiji,
and in 2020, the population of Fiji was estimated at 896,445.
The Republic of Kiribati's capital city is Tawara, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. English and Kiribati are the primary
languages used in the Republic, and in 2020, the Republic's population
was estimated at 119,449.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands' capital city is Majuro,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English and Marshellese are
the primary languages used on the islands, and in 2020, the islands'
population was estimated at 59,190.
The Federated States of Micronesia's capital city is Palikir,
and its currency is the US Dollar. English is the primary language
used in Micronesia, and in 2020, the islands' estimated population
The Republic of Nauru's capital city is Yaren District, and its currency
is the Australian Dollar. Nauruan and English are the
primary languages used in Nauru, and in 2020, Nauru's estimated
population was 10,824.
New Zealand's capital city
is Wellington, and its national currency is the New Zealand Dollar.
English and Maori are widely used languages in New Zealand, and in 2020,
the nation's estimated population was 4,822,233.
The Republic of Palau's
capital city is Koror, and its currency is the US Dollar.
Palauan and English are the primary languages of Palau,
and in 2020, Palau's estimated population was 18,094.
Papua New Guinea's capital city is Port Moresby,
and its national currency is the Kina. English, Tok Pisin,
and Hiri Motu are the primary languages of PNG, and in 2020, the
country's estimated population was 8,947,024.
The Independent State of Samoa's
capital city is Apia, and its national currency is the Tala.
Samoan and English are the primary languages used in Samoa, and in 2020,
Samoa's estimated population was 198,414.
The Solomon Islands' capital city is Honiara, and its national currency
is the Solomon Islands Dollar. English is the primary language
of the Solomon Islands, and in 2020, the islands' estimated population
The Kingdom of Tonga's capital city
is Nuku'alofa, and its national currency is the Tongan Dollar.
English and Tongan are the primary languages of Tonga, and in 2020,
Tonga's estimated population was 105,695.
Tuvalu's capital city
is Fongafale, and its currency is the Australian Dollar. Tuvuluan
and English are the primary languages used on Tuvalu, and in 2020, the
nation's estimated population was 11,792.
The Republic of Vanuatu's capital city is Port-Vila,
and its national currency is the Vatu. Bislama, English, and French
are the primary languages spoken on Vanuatu, and in 2020, the Republic's
estimated population was 307,145.