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French Polynesia to welcome tourists again in July

Jun 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'We are no longer in a health emergency, but we are facing an economic and social emergency,' says French Polynesian Tourism and Employment Minister Nicole Bouteau

People and families enjoy the sunny weather maintaining a social distancing, on the beach of Vairao, southwest coast of Tahiti, French Polynesia, on May 2, 2020, as Tahiti is lifting the lockdown with the reopening of shops and recreation sites, after five weeks of a strict lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). (Photo by Suliane FAVENNEC / AFP)

French Polynesia has first confirmed coronavirus case in South Pacific

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:01 PM

There have been 2 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US state of Hawaii, but none others reported on Pacific islands

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Hollande acknowledges impact of nuclear testing in Pacific

Feb 23, 2016 - 3:21 PM

UPDATED Hollande also promises a review of the victim compensation process

WELCOME TO TAHITI. French President Francois Hollande (R) together with French minister for Overseas Territories George Pau-Langevin (R) greet inhabitants as they visit the market in Papeete, the capital of the French Polynesian island of Tahiti on February 22, 2016, during a two-day visit. Gregory Boissy/AFP

Siargao among CNN's best surf spots

Jul 01, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Cloud Nine in Siargao Island is the 9th best surf spot in the world according to CNN

DEATH RIDE. Cloud Nine is up on CNN's surf list. Photo from the Cloud Nine Surf Facebook page