Apr 08, 2020 Last Updated 3:40 AM, Apr 8, 2020
Fiji is looking at a potential loss of F$1.4 billion (US$608 million) in tourism earnings as global travel grinds to a halt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This is according to a recent assessment by the ANZ Bank on the pandemic's impact on major tourist destinations in the Pacific -…
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Pacific Island Forum Leaders will establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID-19 which could see the expediting of medical assistance and customs clearance of medical supplies, and facilitating of diplomatic clearances for chartered flights and commercial shipping. Forum Foreign Ministers met virtually yesterday and established a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on…
Last modified on Wednesday, 08 April 2020 12:27
Students of the University of the South Pacific have weighed in on the leadership row surrounding the university by calling on the USP’s top decision making body, the USP Council to reign in its chairperson who’s also the university pro chancellor, retired Ambassador Winston Thompson of Fiji. Expressing ‘disappointment and…
Last modified on Wednesday, 08 April 2020 15:40
The Lord Mayor of Luganville town in Vanuatu, Peter Patty says his biggest fear now is how they can rebuild as Cyclone Harold is already causing devastating damage in the northern town. The Category 5 Tropical Cyclone couldn’t come at a worst time for Vanuatu, as it braces for the…
Reflecting the growing concern over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum  and Tuvalu Prime Minister, Kausea Natano, invoked a few days ago the Biketawa Declaration, a security arrangement enabling members to meet on security matters.  An urgent virtual meeting of Forum Foreign Ministers will be held…
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