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Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise
May 03, 2021

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Joshua Mcdonald
Health authorities believe the virus found its way back into the community after a soldier providing security at a quarantine facility became infected.

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands
March 19, 2021

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands

By Andreyka Natalegawa and Camille Bismonte
Vaccine rollout in the Pacific has been anything but uniform.
Trouble at the University of the South Pacific
February 12, 2021

Trouble at the University of the South Pacific

By Joshua Mcdonald
Last week, Fiji deported the university's vice chancellor, leading some to suggest relocating its headquarters to Samoa.

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration
February 08, 2021

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration

By Grant Wyeth
Within the PIF, leadership has typically rotated between Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian states. Until now, it seems.

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa
January 04, 2021

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa

By Joshua Mcdonald
The category five cyclone battered Fiji in mid-December.

Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages
December 29, 2020

Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages

By Associated Press
With a food crisis looming, some in the Pacific are turning back to traditional small scale home farming.

Fiji Attorney General Under Investigation
December 07, 2020

Fiji Attorney General Under Investigation

By Joshua Mcdonald
Fiji Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is being investigated in connection with two bombings in Fiji in the 1980s.
A Spotlight on Police Brutality in Fiji
November 30, 2020

A Spotlight on Police Brutality in Fiji

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Fiji Law Society voices its concern about mounting reports of police brutality in the country.

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change
November 16, 2020

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change

By Grant Wyeth
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has extended an invitation to Biden to travel to Fiji in August 2021 for the Pacific Islands Forum.

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism
October 06, 2020

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

By Grant Wyeth
From COVID-19 to climate change, the most pressing global issues – and those of most concern to Pacific states – are best served by collective action.

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand
June 05, 2020

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand

By Joshua Mcdonald
Some Pacific leaders support the proposal, while others have said it's way too soon.
Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard
March 30, 2020

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific’s lucrative tourism industry could collapse amid the lockdown on international travel.

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