Coronavirus in the Pacific

The urgency of action: Lessons for COP26 from the COVID-19 pandemic for the Pacific

The upcoming Glasgow COP26 is pivotal. Countries are expected to significantly enhance their commitments on reducing greenhouse emissions—“ratcheting up ambition”, in COP parlance—in order to… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 June

Political impasse in Samoa gets closer to resolution It looks like the long and drawn-out political impasse in Samoa is nearing a resolution. On Monday… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 June

Vanuatu Parliament descends into political chaos After a period of rising tension and rancour in the Vanuatu Parliament, things came to a head with a… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 June

Fiji struggles to manage the latest COVID-19 outbreak In Fiji, the number of cases of COVID-19 infections is rising. As of Monday evening, there… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 26 May

Samoa’s political impasse yet to be resolved The political impasse in Samoa continues to drag on. Further to decisions of the Supreme Court,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 May

This week's bulletin looks at what is happening around the Pacific: more twists in the saga of the Samoa elections, talks between PNG and Bougainville leaders, a round-up of COVID-19 in the Pacific and bribery allegations in Vanuatu. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 12 May

Today for Pacific Outlook, the Weekly Bulletin from Tess Newton Cain looks at COVID-19 developments in Fiji and PNG, the new Pacific Resilience Facility, the UXO legacy in Solomon Islands, tensions in West Papua and ongoing electoral drama in Samoa. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 5 May

Violence in Papua New Guinea Authorities and community leaders are working to contain outbreaks of serious violence in PNG. In Alotau, in Milne… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 April

Official results released in Samoa The official results of the general elections in Samoa have now been released. They confirm that the HRPP and FAST… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 April

Too close to call in Samoa’s elections With official results yet to be confirmed, the results of Samoa’s general elections could not be any closer. Read More

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