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Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 23 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Fallout in Samoa after Deputy Prime Minister resigns In Samoa, the Prime Minister, Tuialepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has said… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | You can’t paint the Pacific with just one brush

An in-conversation, chaired by Andrew Fa’avale from MANA Pasifika as our engaged panel of Pasifika youth share their perspectives and experiences, the contributions they make to their communities while sharing the challenges they face, be it independence, remittances, climate change, retaining culture, employment amongst others. 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

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Papua New Guinea seeks further loans for economic bailout Papua New Guinea has passed a supplementary budget. The Treasurer,… Read More

A look ahead to the independence referendum in New Caledonia

On 4 October, New Caledonians will vote in a referendum on self-determination, to determine the islands’ future political status. On the referendum in New Caledonia by Nic Maclellan 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

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Solomon Islands political tensions In Solomon Islands, tensions between the provincial government of Malaita and the national government continue… 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

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Marshallese remain unsatisfied over Runit Dome reporting In Marshall Islands, the US Department of Energy (DoE) has presented its… Read More


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