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COVID queue Fiji

View from the West: The COVID 360 shuffle

By Dennis Rounds Kava sessions in Western Fiji can be quite “intellectual” with discussions around the tanoa ranging from fishermen’s tales to “bush lawyer” arguments

Palau diver

Tourists trickle into Micronesia

By Bernadette Carreon Palau’s cautious return to tourism this year is being closely watched by its neighbours as it has had to respond to fluctuating

Student climate strike Solomon Islands

The Pacific looks to Glasgow

By Dr Ian Fry As wildfires take lives and ravage property around the Mediterranean and North America and floods destroy lives and property in other

Emmanuel Macron in Marquesas, French Polynesia

France expands Pacific reach

The French government is expanding its engagement with Pacific Island nations, following the fifth France-Oceania summit, a visit by President Emmanuel Macron to French Polynesia, and increased support by France and the European Union for the Pacific Community (SPC) and other regional organisations.

We need art now more than ever

By Ariela Zibiah The cultural and creative sectors are among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many artists in Fiji, this means many

Science in a different dialect

By Ariela Zibiah The Pacific region has relied on traditional knowledge from time immemorial to predict bad weather. Across our ocean of islands, sightings of

Pacific Kava

Debt traps and doing business

By Samantha Magick Tourism may be the poster child of the Pacific’s post-COVID economic crisis, but it’s not the only sector that has suffered. A

Fiji vaccine

The new diplomacy: Vaccines and soft power

Despite efforts to coordinate coronavirus vaccine delivery on a regional and global basis, Pacific Island governments are increasingly meeting their vaccine needs through bilateral arrangements,

Fiame Naomi Mata'afa

Samoa on tenterhooks

By Monica Miller Almost two months after voters in Samoa went to the polls to elect a new Parliament , the 51 men and women

Dennis Rounds

Lordi- Where’s your daddy?

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Opinion: The lowdown on Fiji

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Water woes

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Tuvalu’s digital ambitions

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Mountains of hydro trouble

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Farmers have their say

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