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Fiji Airways gets govt support to stay afloat

27 May 2020

Fiji Airways has secured more than $US200 million from the government to help steer the company through the Covid-19 crisis.

The announcement comes a day after the airline sent nearly 800 staff home with the economic fallout from the pandemic being blamed.

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said the situation at Fiji Airways was being mirrored across the world.

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CNMI eases Covid-19 restrictions

26 May 2020

The Northern Marianas has eased restrictions around the spread of Covid-19 by now allowing restaurants to open for dine-in and pushing a nightly curfew out an hour later.

Aside from the change to restaurants, church services can resume, gyms can operate, and the tourist hotspot of Managaha Island is to reopen again.

However the new directives still limit gatherings of more than 10 people in the same room.

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First Solomon Islands repatriation flight on Tuesday

25 May 2020

The first Solomon Islands repatriation flight is scheduled to take place tomorrow out of Australia.

The Solomon Airlines flight will leave Brisbane for Honiara just after midday local time.

Solomon Islanders who want to board the flight must purchase their own tickets from Solomon Airlines.

A second repatriation flight is being planned for Wednesday to go via Vanuatu and Fiji but will be subject to the airline getting flight clearances.

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Nearly 800 Fiji Airways staff sacked

25 May 2020

Nearly 800 Fiji Airways staff, including cabin crew, have been let go today.

FBC News to obtained a copy of the termination letter that was sent to 775 staff from the airline.

In the letter, Fiji Airways said the severe effects of Covid-19, had resulted in the company taking the "drastic step".

Staff were sent the letter have been given 48 hours to return any Fiji Airways property and to collect personal belongings from the office.

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Smaller islands states need help to address Covid-19 and climate - Fiji

19 May 2020

Fiji has called on the United Nations to help small island states facing the double burden of climate disaster and Covid-19.

Fiji's permanent UN representative told officials meeting on Universal Health Coverage that the onus was inequitable.

Satyendra Prasad reminded officials of the 2019 commitment by world leaders at the General Assembly to extending health coverage.

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Climate change is still the Pacific’s greatest threat - Regenvanu

18 May 2020

Tropical Cyclone Harold showed us that Climate Change is still the Pacific's biggest existential threat, according to Vanuatu's opposition leader.

Ralph Regenvanu had been speaking at an Asia Society Policy Institute web conference on Friday about Covid-19 in the Pacific and weathering two crises.

Mr Regenvanu said when the Covid-19 pandemic reached the Pacific, countries were able to put in measures to limit its effects.

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