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Fiji vaccine
2021

COVAX: A lost opportunity

By Dan McGarry COVAX could have provided nations with a rallying point to promote international unity and cooperation. It could have put developing countries on even ground with the most

2021

COVID-19 lessons for public messaging

By Mere Nailatikau Whether it was the early reports out of China in late 2019, the World Health Organization’s announcement of a pandemic in March 2020, or the dreaded first

Nusutape quarantine center
2021

Fit for purpose

Concerns over Solomon Islands quarantine centres By Ben Bilua The smell of new paint is still strong at the newly refurbished Nusatupe Quarantine site in Solomon Islands. The quarantine site

AusMat PNG
2021

Five-year timeline to vaccinate

By Kevin McQuillan New modelling has revealed that Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea will have vaccinated less than 20% of their adult populations by the end of this

Kacific satellite dish installation
2021

Catalysing Tuvalu’s ICT ambitions

By Dionisia Tabureguci A five-year agreement signed last year between the Tuvalu Government and satellite service provider Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) came at critical juncture for the Polynesian

Ports Fiji pilot boat
2021

Pacific Ports: Climate and COVID

More than 90% of trade commodities come to Pacific Island countries and territories by sea; with imports dominated by fuel, industrial, commercial machinery and other natural resources. But over the