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Solomons extends State of Public Emergency

26 Nov 2020

Solomon Islands has extended its State of Public Emergency regarding Covid-19 for another four months.

This followed a declaration by Governor-General, Sir David Vunagi last night to further extend the so-called SOPE.

The extension was declared after the expiry of the country's second SOPE on Tuesday.

A statement from the Government confirmed the extension stemmed from a recommendation by the Prime Minister following a Cabinet endorsement last week.

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Tonga Rugby looks to kick off new era

26 Nov 2020

The Tonga Rugby Union is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, in a bid to kick-start a new future of stability for 2021 and beyond.

The full-time role comes after the TRU signed a tripartite agreement with World Rugby and the Tonga government in September, after the global governing body had threatened to pull all financial support.

The new joint management committee are taking charge until long-standing governance issues are resolved.

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Autumn Nations Cup: Italy match cancelled after Fiji squad returns 29 Covid positive tests

18 Nov 2020

Fiji’s Autumn Nations Cup rugby match against Italy has been cancelled with the touring side ravaged by Covid-19.

Tournament organisers confirmed this weekend’s match in Ancona was off, after the latest round of tests returned 29 positives within the Fiji camp on Tuesday.

“The tournament organiser remains in constant contact with the Fijian squad to address the situation. The main priority at present is the welfare of all players and management,” the statement said.

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NZ's first female Pasifika MP Dame Winnie Laban recognised with lifetime achievement award

18 Nov 2020

Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban has been recognised with a lifetime achievement award for her service as New Zealand's first female Pasifika MP at last night's 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

 

Dame Winnie was New Zealand's eighth Minister of Pacific Island Affairs and entered Parliament in 1999 as a Labour Party List MP before winning the Mana seat in 2002.

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IOC president urges athletes to get jab once Covid-19 vaccine becomes available

18 Nov 2020

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked athletes to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to show "solidarity" with their Japanese hosts.

Bach's words come as he concludes a two day visit to the facilities for the Tokyo Olympics.

The trip to the Japanese capital was his first since the decision to delay the Games until next year.

Bach however reiterated that competitors would not be forced to get a vaccination.

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