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Drought concerns in the Cook Islands

Posted on 16 August 2022

The Cook Islands meteorological authorities are pleading for community cooperation as the main island Rarotonga experiences a drought that is expected to last for about two months.
 
The Cook Islands Met…
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Rapid spread of Covid in Marshall Islands

Posted on 16 August 2022

Since the initial confirmation on 8th August of a few positive cases in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, the number of positive cases has skyrocketed to the one-day…
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A round up of Pacific-based elections

Posted on 16 August 2022

There is significant activity happening within the electoral processes of Pacific governments at the moment. A quite round-up as follows:

Cook Islands - Their election was held on 1st August. The Cook…
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Vanuatu launches ambitious climate plan

Posted on 16 August 2022

Vanuatu has launched one of the world’s most ambitious climate policies, committing to 100% renewable energy in electricity generation by 2030 and ambitious targets on loss and damage. The announcement…
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Indigenous communities reshaping modern economies

Posted on 09 August 2022

Indigenous communities have been engaging in international trade for millennia, and well before the advent of the contemporary global economy we know today. In modern economies, Indigenous businesses have demonstrated…
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Enhancing transparency in the aid sector

Posted on 09 August 2022

At a time when trust in overseas aid is waning and the credibility of donor reporting in relation to Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) is being challenged, transparency initiatives like the…
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Israeli attack on the Gaza strip

Posted on 09 August 2022

On Friday, Israel launched an attack on the Gaza strip, killing 5 children, injuring many others, and destroying homes. Save the Children issued a statement:

“Children should never be collateral damage…
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Two years since Beirut explosion

Posted on 09 August 2022

Last week marked two years since the explosion in Beirut. On 4 August 2020, ammonium nitrate stored at the Port exploded, resulting in 218 deaths, 7,000 injuries, and US$15 billion…
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Pacific Music Awards

Posted on 09 August 2022

After being held online for two years, the Pacific Music Awards were held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manakau on Thursday night. In 2004, a decision was made to…
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Cook Islands election

Posted on 09 August 2022

Coalition talks are underway in the Cook Islands following the August 1 election, with the governing Cook Islands Party confident of being able to form government. There was no immediate…
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