Coronavirus in the Pacific

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 March

PNG COVID-19 situation worsens The COVID-19 situation in PNG continues to worsen. The number of confirmed cases now exceeds 3,000 and the number of… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 March

Cyclone Niran batters New Caledonia Tropical Cyclone Niran has caused extensive damage in New Caledonia. The cyclone made landfall during Sunday. Although it was… Read More

Pacific predictions 2021

COVID continues As is the case the world over, the early part of 2021 will see no let up in the impacts of COVID-19 in… Read More

Charting a course to 2050 in the Pacific

At the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders meeting in Tuvalu, member countries agreed to develop the 2050 Blue Pacific strategy. The draft will… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 December

COVID-19 and court cases add to the political turmoil in PNG The political turmoil in Papua New Guinea shows no sign of letting up. Several… Read More

COVID-19: Danger or opportunity for tourism livelihoods in Pacific islands?

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Pacific nations acted quickly to close borders in order to protect… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 November

Budget passed in Papua New Guinea In a further twist to the political drama playing out in PNG, the Marape government was back in Parliament… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 November

Political upheaval in Papua New Guinea Just 18 months since he took on the role of Prime Minister, James Marape now faces a battle… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 November

Controversial funding of biomedical start-up in Papua New Guinea Government funding of a biomedical start-up in PNG has caused controversy. Niugini Biomed was established as… Read More

Calls for a COVID ‘kava bubble’ as supply from Pacific to Australia dries up

Kava-crisis - With little of the homemade Pacific brew available in Australia, prices have skyrocketed, and there’s been a spike in seizures at the border Read More

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