Samoa Supreme court overrules fresh election order

Samoa’s Supreme Court has overruled a declaration by the Samoa Head of State voiding last month’s elections as having no legal authority, however caretaker Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi says he will be appealing the decision.

PNG growth may be unstable due to second wave: BSP

Bank South Pacific says while PNG’s 2021 economic growth is projected to recover to 3.5%, growth “may be unstable owing to external and domestic factors and strong headwinds from the COVID-19 second-wave.”

Pyres burn with loved ones often unable to make that last big hug or say the final goodbye

Diaspora, loved ones and COVID-19

By Sadhana Sen Alongside the myriad stories of closed borders, unemployment, struggling health systems, surging COVID cases and accompanying increase in poverty,