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Solo sailor stranded by the virus

Thursday 7 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

FIJI – A Singaporean man has been rescued after being stranded in the Pacific for three months and being turned away from three countries due to the coronavirus crisis.


Region lets out breath as virus appears contained

Thursday 7 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

With infection rates slowing throughout the Pacific islands as well as in Australia and New Zealand, talk has begun to turn to exit strategies as the Covid-19 pandemic emergency winds down in the region.


Rangi Mitaera-Johnson: Taking a leaf from Chinese book

Thursday 7 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Art

The climate on Rarotonga is amazing for planting most of the time.


Dr Ted Hughes: Immunisation, Cook Islands' silent triumph

Thursday 7 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, Probably by the year’s end a vaccination for Covid-19 will be available, most likely resulting from a collaboration between Oxford University and Astra-Zeneca. Potentially such a vaccine will end the Covid-19 crisis worldwide, if people agree to be vaccinated.


Niue travel restrictions extended

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Niue has extended its travel restrictions until the end of August, RNZ reports.


Lockdown sees upsurge of violence

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

FIJI – The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has warned of a spike in domestic violence during the enforced Covid-19 lockdown and curfew in the country.


Letter to court ignored

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

SAMOA – A Supreme Court judge in Samoa has ruled that one of the accused in an alleged plot to assassinate the prime minister be freed on bail.


Covid-19 crisis 'used as a facade to control media'

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Pacific governments are being accused of using the coronavirus emergency as a cover to control the press.


First Pacific counsel to International Criminal Court

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

FIJI – Fijian lawyer Ana Tuiketei Bolabiu (pictured) has become the first Pacific counsel on a global roster working for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.


Two personalities, one goal – to help build this nation

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Columnist Norman George pays tribute to Jack Cooper and Ross Hunter for their contribution to this nation.


Papa Williams: 2020 remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

In 2020, one thing is glaringly clear – no developed or developing country in the world whether wealthy or poor, will come out the other side of this Covid-19 global smackdown unscathed.


Brandon Mataio Jammae Ulfsby: Food for thought

Wednesday 6 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

I’ve never quite understood in these golden years of tourism why the government hasn’t looked to diversify the economy.


Fiji hard hit by dengue

Tuesday 5 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Fiji – Fiji’s government says there are more than 700 cases of dengue in the country and most of them have been found in the northern and central divisions.


Hawai'i touts itself as 'safest place on Earth'

Tuesday 5 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Hawai‘i’s idea of marketing itself as the “Safest Place on Earth” in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis is being met with some scepticism locally.


Patti and Ernie Beugh: New Quarantine addiction

Tuesday 5 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Letters to the Editor

Kia orana from Qualicum Beach, Canada.


Ruta Tangiiau Mavé: Many vulnerable lives have been saved by vaccines

Tuesday 5 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Editorials

OPINION: Last December my son was going to New Zealand amid the measles outbreak. I rang Public Health to make an appointment for his vaccination.


Samoa PM blasted for disrespect

Monday 4 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Samoa’s former Head of State has criticised statements made by the prime minister as being rude and ridiculing of the framers of the country’s Constitution, RNZP has reported.


Broken system braces for worst

Monday 4 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Papua New Guinea – The prospect of the spread of coronavirus in a country with just 500 doctors and around 5000 hospital beds and which struggles to deal with even routine illnesses has terrified the public, The Guardian reported.


Upskilling Pacific communities for resilience

Monday 4 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Fiji - How do you upskill Pacific communities to take care of themselves during extreme weather events? And how do you get them to harness their traditional knowledge and skills in adapting to climate change?


Virus could see PNG become a failed state

Monday 4 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

The impact of coronavirus could see the Pacific’s biggest and most populous nation become a failed state, Papua New Guinea, the ABC has reported.


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