Monthly Archives: March 2020

Voreqe Bainimarama

Pacific Media Watch With the Covid-19 coronavirus confirmed cases in French Polynesia, Guam, now New Caledonia other Pacific Island nations are bracing for it. Fiji Prime...
Aircalin RNZ

By RNZ Pacific New Caledonia's government has confirmed the territory's first two cases of Covid-19. The government said last night two people who arrived from Australia...
Jelta Wong

Pacific Media Watch Papua New Guinea has a probable imported case of Covid-19 coronavirus, Health Minister Jelta Wong has announced today, The case is a 45-year-old...
Covid19 calamity

By Aika Rey in Manila President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity in the Philippines as cases of the novel coronavirus in the...
Dr Ashley Bloomfield

By RNZ News New Zealand has eight new cases of Covid-19, all related to overseas travel, the Ministry of Health has confirmed. It brings the total...

Pacific Media Watch CNN Philippines temporarily stopped broadcasting today after another tenant of the building in the capital Manila where it is located confirmed a...
PNG troops

By Scott Waide in Lae The Papua New Guinea Defence Force has been put on alert as Health Minister Jelta Wong formally declared the Covid-19...

ANALYSIS: By Tony Walker of La Trobe University When the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to the bone this week, this represented the most decisive...

By RNZ Pacific Air Tahiti Nui has decided to reroute its flights to France via the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The change was announced after...
Laurens Ikinia

Pacific Media Watch The Pacific Media Centre's weekly Southern Cross radio programme on 95bFM has featured the latest Pacific news brought to you by Pacific...
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Scott Waide's EMTV News report. Pacific Media Watch Three children were among ten people killed in a brutal attack in Porgera in Papua New Guinea's Highlands...
Majuro airport Covid-19 tests

By RNZ Pacific Pacific countries have further tightened border measures to try to keep the coronavirus from gaining a foothold in the islands. Six cases of...

By RNZ News Health officials have ramped up their presence at airports in New Zealand as tougher travel restrictions came into force today. From 1am today...

By RNZ News Some travellers trying to beat the New Zealand deadline early today for self-isolations to prevent the Covid-19 coronavirus spreading have been turned...
Manila lockdown

By Rappler The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed 29 new cases of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus in the country today - bringing the...

ANALYSIS: By Paul Spoonley of Massey University In the hours after the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15 last year, I wrote that I hoped...
Laurens Ikinia

By Sri Krishnamurthi A remarkable 120 West Papuan students - all on scholarships - are studying in New Zealand, says Laurens Ikinia, a postgraduate student...
NZ self-isolating

By RNZ News Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced late today wide-ranging travel restrictions which mean as of midnight tomorrow anyone coming into New Zealand will...
Disenfecting tricycles

By Lian Buan in Manila The Philippines Department of Health has announced 34 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, bringing the...
PNG Parliament

OPINION: By Scott Waide in Port Moresby There is no other way to say this to the government of Papua New Guinea. Prime Minister James Marape,...
Empty Pasifika

By Sela Jane Hopgood of RNZ Pacific The cancellation of this year's New Zealand Pasifika Festival in Auckland because of coronavirus fears is expected to...
Duterte cabinet

By Sofia Tomacruz in Manila Several cabinet members of the Duterte government are placing themselves under quarantine in an effort to prevent the spread of...