Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 April

COVID-19 continues to affect the region Whilst the region as a whole has been largely unaffected by severe health impacts that have occurred elsewhere, there… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 31 March

Delays and uncertainty surround vaccine rollout in PNG The commencement of vaccinations of frontline health staff in PNG has been delayed. Uncertainty among health… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 March

The Grand Chief makes his final journey home The body of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has been transferred to his home province of East… 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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 3 March

PNG mourns the death of the ‘father of the nation’ Sir Michael Somare has died at the age of 84. He passed away in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 February

Vanuatu announces the opening of a ‘Tamtam bubble’ The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Hon Bob Loughman, has announced the opening of a ‘Tamtam bubble’. Starting… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 February

Samoa steps up on regional ructions The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, has spoken publicly on two issues that touch on regionalism… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 February

Micronesian countries announce their intention to leave the Pacific Islands Forum Further to the decision to appoint Henry Puna as Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 3 February

Cyclones menace the region Barely a month since the passage of TC Yasa, Fiji has been pummelled by TC Ana which developed into a… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 27 January

PNG Police Commissioner’s appointment ruled invalid by the court The National Court in Papua New Guinea has found that David Manning’s 2019 appointment as Commissioner… Read More

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