Coronavirus in the Pacific

Good neighbours? Supporting countries of the Pacific in meeting COVID-19 challenges

COVID-19 and its attendant health and economic impacts have left no part of the world untouched. As the year has progressed, bilateral and multilateral relationships, especially with Australia, have played a very significant part in how Pacific island countries have prepared for and responded to the crisis. Read More

Keeping SMEs afloat during COVID-19: How are the PICs responding?

As a vulnerable group, SMEs are particularly at risk of failure from the prolonged consequences of COVID-19. Dr Lan Nguyen looks at Pacific Island Countries. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 September

Papua New Guinea seeks further loans for economic bailout Papua New Guinea has passed a supplementary budget. The Treasurer, Ian Ling-Stuckey has said that the… Read More

As the pandemic ravages global economies, how are things going in the PICs?

The effects of COVID-19 on global economies is described very well in just one word—one which now has become synonymous with the pandemic—“unprecedented”!  In the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 September

Solomon Islands political tensions In Solomon Islands, tensions between the provincial government of Malaita and the national government continue to simmer. Most recently, the premier… Read More

‘We are in dire straits’: Pacific stands on COVID brink amid surging infections

Rising cases in Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, and Guam raise fears of uncontrolled coronavirus outbreaks across Pacific. Read More

Responding to the economic fall-out of COVID-19 in Pacific island countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating havoc in Pacific island countries (PICs). Within eight months, countries in the region have seen their economies nose-dive to negative… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 September

Marshallese remain unsatisfied over Runit Dome reporting In Marshall Islands, the US Department of Energy (DoE) has presented its latest report on the Runit Dome. Read More

China’s footprint in the Pacific

Sheldon Chanel shares commentary on the recent "China In the Pacific" webinar as China’s footprint in the Pacific is expected to grow despite the impact of COVID-19. Read More

Cash-“less”, cash-“more” or…? How the pandemic is affecting trends in the PICs

In recent times, there has been a global “push” or trend otherwise, led largely by the new generation to go more and more cash “less”… Read More

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