Joeli Veitayako - 1 Apr 2021
Saving coastal fisheries in the Pacific: food, livelihoods and community security
Joeli Veitayaki Fisheries in the Pacific are at risk, and require a unified regional response in order to be preserved for future generations, Joeli Veitayaki writes. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of healthy coastal fisheries for the cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of Pacific Islanders. Protecting coastal fisheries is critical for the security…
Hugh McClure - 25 Mar 2021
COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 25 March
COVID-19 is running rampant through Papua New Guinea, whilst the vaccine rollout has begun in earnest through much of the Pacific, Hugh McClure writes.
Kalei Dugu - 23 Mar 2021
Building disaster resilience in Fiji
With the world’s attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiji has had to look within to build disaster resilience, writes Kalei Billings-Dugu with Hugh McClure.
COVID-19 Pandemic in the Pacific Islands Region – First Anniversary
One year on from the first case in the Pacific, there have been successes and setbacks, but to stop the spread of COVID-19 the region doesn’t just need vaccines – it needs support for public education and services for health security now and in the future, Meg Keen and Hugh McClure write.
Henry Ivarature - 16 Mar 2021
PNG COVID19 Surge – The Numbers Don’t Tell the Full Story
“We’re going to see more deaths in the very near future. We should all do our very best to slow it [transmission] as much as possible, because if the number of new infections is such that there are too many sick people for our health system to cope with, the health system will collapse. It will literally collapse.”
Hugh McClure - 11 Mar 2021
COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 11 March
Papua New Guinea is experiencing a large-scale resurgence of COVID-19 infections, whilst Fiji has received the region’s first vaccines through the COVAX scheme, Hugh McClure writes.