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More than 60,000 babies are expected to be born in the Pacific Island countries in the 40 week period since the global pandemic was declared on March 11, UNICEF has revealed.
Fiji’s prime minister has announced the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions in the country despite almost a month without a new case.
New Zealand National Party List-MP Alfred Ngaro said a lot of people are confused about why a Cook Islander has jumped to the defence of New Zealand Maori in regards to their rights to hold tangihana (funerals) on marae to grieve for their loved ones.
Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, triggering British colonisation of the region. Recent Cook commemorations have been quiet on sexual encounters and their profound impact on indigenous women, writes Katie Pickles, Professor of History at the University of Canterbury for The Conversation.
Since late 2018, West Papuan separatists have engaged in an escalating series of deadly skirmishes with Indonesian security forces as they renew a decades-old push for independence.
South Pacific island nations have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, but now face a stark choice between a risky reopening to tourists – and economic collapse.
The region is still grappling with both the fear of and the real impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic but the US territory of Guam, the hardest hit of all Pacific islands, is now making moves to ease social restrictions.