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Post-floods: Timor-Leste struggles to cope amid Covid-19

30 Apr 2021

A month after being hit with devastating floods, Timor-Leste struggles to cope amid a Covid-19 outbreak.

Last month's floods left more than 45 people dead including a dozen children and tens of thousands homeless.

The floods were brought on by a cyclone in Indonesia.

In its latest update issued on 21 April, the government said 28,734 households were affected by the floods, with 90 percent of the homes in the capital Dili.

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PNG leader says Forum apology to Micronesia just the start

29 Apr 2021

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape, is hoping the impasse with the Micronesian leaders can be resolved.

In February, the five Micronesia members said they would withdraw from the Pacific Islands Forum after their candidate for secretary general was rejected, despite a gentleman's agreement that it was their turn.

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Interim rugby league body being considered in Tonga

27 Apr 2021

An interim management body could be established as to run the affairs of Tongan Rugby League in the lead-up to the World Cup later this year.

It comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed an appeal by the former governing body, Tonga National Rugby League, over its expulsion from the International Rugby League.

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Fiji's capital now on lockdown

26 Apr 2021

Four more new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Fiji, one of them sending Fijian health authorities on a massive manhunt.

The Central Division including the capital Suva is in lockdown effective today for the next 14 days.

A restricted movement order issued on the main island of Viti Levu on Saturday ended this morning.

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NZ welcomes back ANZAC Day

24 Apr 2021

After last year's cancellation due to Covid-19, New Zealand will warmly welcome back its Anzac Day services tomorrow.

The cancellation was the first since the day was marked in the early 1900s.

The Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio said he was pleased and relieved that New Zealand could again honour the huge sacrifices of the country's soldiers including the Pacific troops.

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Pacific Games Council looks to Tokyo

23 Apr 2021

The Pacific Games Council says all eyes will be on Tokyo as the world waits to see if major sporting events can be delivered in the age of Covid-19.

The Pacific Mini Games are scheduled to take place in the Northern Marianas next June, having been delayed by 12 months because of the global pandemic.

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