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Fiji authorities are holding six Chinese travellers in quarantine as a precaution after they failed to gain entry to Samoa for not meeting strict quarantine requirements implemented last Friday.

Pacific Islands on Alert for Coronavirus

The Pacific is stepping up its defense against the Coronavirus, with many countries introducing health screenings at airports and seaports.
“It is alleged that during the time they untied the cloth they discovered a bush rope tied around the 16-year old’s neck making the death suspicious.”

Police Probe Death of 16 YO

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Guadalcanal Province are investigating the death of a 16-year-old male person at Koda Village in the Paru area of North West Guadalcanal on 21 January 2020.
Women Working Together to Save Endangered Sea Turtles

Women Working Together to Save Endangered Sea Turtles

With the assistance of international funding agencies women in the Solomon Islands are working hard to protect critically endangered sea turtles.
“The group must have capsized on their way as they encountered strong wind, rough seas and heavy rain on their way from Gizo to Posarae. This is a very sad incident.”

Missing Boat Found Without Nine Passengers

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Kia Village in the Isabel Province have confirmed that the boat missing while travelling between Gizo and South Choiseul on 15 January has been found but without the nine people that were travelling on board the boat.
Due to the public health efforts of Pacific countries and areas, the risk of measles spreading in Samoa and in other Pacific Island countries and areas has notably reduced.

Effective Control of Outbreak Helped Reduce Spread

In 2019, the Pacific saw the re-emergence of measles, with outbreaks declared in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and American Samoa, and cases reported in Kiribati.