Regional Archive December 2019

Miss Samoa's costume in the recent Miss Pacific Island contest that sparked social media debate.

Miss Samoa's Traditional Wear Clarified

The designer of the traditional attire worn by Miss Samoa, Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland-Seumanu, when she was crowned Miss Pacific islands has broken his silence over a social media storm surrounding the outfit.
New Zealand Extends Funding Partnership with Pacific Community

New Zealand Extends Funding Partnership with Pacific Community

New Zealand’s strong commitment to supporting sustainable development in the Pacific was highlighted during a small ceremony this week, which marked the official extension of its partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC).
The Solomon Islands Measles rubella campaign ongoing so far has reached over 81,460 children aged 6 months to 5yrs 11months which is 93% of target children.

Measle Cases Double in Samoa

The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to 3,530, and deaths related to the outbreak rose to 48 from 20 a week ago, the country’s Ministry of Health said Sunday.