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Lockdowns in Pacific States Facing First Serious COVID Waves
January 26, 2022

Lockdowns in Pacific States Facing First Serious COVID Waves

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific nations of Kiribati, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands are facing their first significant outbreaks of COVID-19.

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy
November 30, 2021

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific Islands have not been overlooked by the White House, although the region’s democracies face challenges, too.
Samoa’s First Female-Led Government Sits, But Opposition Barred
September 15, 2021

Samoa’s First Female-Led Government Sits, But Opposition Barred

By Grant Wyeth
Given the HRPP’s refusal to accept the April election results, the Samoan speaker refused the party’s MPs entry to parliament. 

Pacific States Watch Samoa’s Political Turmoil Carefully, Quietly
June 01, 2021

Pacific States Watch Samoa’s Political Turmoil Carefully, Quietly

By Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa’s neighbors have mostly fallen short on backing the new democratically elected prime minister amid a “bloodless coup.”

Samoan Democracy Under Threat as New Political Era Dawns
May 28, 2021

Samoan Democracy Under Threat as New Political Era Dawns

By Grant Wyeth
The dawning of a new political era in Samoa has proved difficult for the country’s longtime rulers to accept.

Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament
May 24, 2021

Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament

By Nick Perry
Last month, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa was elected Samoa's first ever female prime minister.

The Women That Upended Samoa’s Politics
April 14, 2021

The Women That Upended Samoa’s Politics

By Joshua Mcdonald
Following last week’s election, Samoa’s long-time ruler could be displaced by the country’s first female leader.
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.

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.

Measles Outbreak Brings Samoan Government to Standstill
December 04, 2019

Measles Outbreak Brings Samoan Government to Standstill

By Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa shuts down its government amid a deadly measles outbreak and an anti-vaccine campaign.
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
October 30, 2018

Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.

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