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Covid-19 Pacific Update

Friday September 11, 2020

Twenty one people have now died from Covid-19 related illnesses in Guam.

The emergence of antimicrobial resistance including drug-resistant bacteria, or ‘superbugs’, pose far greater risks to human health in the Pacific region than Covid-19, an Australian scientist has warned.

People on remote Tokelau are expecting the imminent arrival of custom-made laboratory containers (pictured) that will enable them to check and test for Covid-19 on the territory.

The coronavirus is putting the squeeze on Solomon Islands efforts to begin building new venues for the 2023 Pacific Game

What began as an off the cuff posting of a blurry image on social media has led to full blown debate on colonialism and China’s rising influence in the Pacific.

THE United Nations has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together – a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens across the region to work together and with the rest of the world in the fight against Covid-19.

Fiji’s prime minister is soliciting wealthy ‘VIP’ visitors in a bid to restore the country’s Covid-19 battered economy which is heavily dependent on tourism.

The New Zealand Police have launched an internal investigation over an incident involving a 60-year-old Samoan grandfather as Black Lives Matter protests point the finger at institutional racism globally.

Since late 2018, West Papuan separatists have engaged in an escalating series of deadly skirmishes with Indonesian security forces as they renew a decades-old push for independence.

It’s all about the bubble

Friday May 08, 2020

Australia and New Zealand should plan to expand the trans-Tasman bubble to the Pacific Islands.

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