Coronavirus in the Pacific

From the Forum Foreign Ministers…

Last week, the Foreign Ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum met as one of the standing committees of the inter-governmental organisation. Dr Tess Newton Cain shares her insights. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 October

New security centre to be located in Vanuatu The government of Australia has announced that its Fusion Centre will be homed in Vanuatu. The Centre… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 October

Solomon Islands reports COVID-19 cases Authorities in Solomon Islands have confirmed that their country is no longer free from cases of COVID-19. There have… Read More

Battling COVID-19 amid dwindling government finances: An update from the Solomon Islands

In April this year, scores of public servants, those considered nonessential, were briefly put out of work. Although they have now been reinstated, their ministries’… Read More

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

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