By Samantha Magick
Tourism may be the poster child of the Pacific’s post-COVID economic crisis, but it’s not the only sector that has suffered. A stark example of the challenges that border closures are causing came in reports from Cook Islands this month, where farmers are reportedly being forced to kill off oysters because off a lack of highly-skilled Japanese technicians in country.
It’s a story that is repeated across the region. And it’s prompted business leaders to ask the region’s governments to state clearly what a . . .