Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s intervention to stop idealogical debates being broadcast between a self-described spiritual awakening movement and Christian church groups has been heavily censured.
Despite the significant challenges presented by Covid-19, the Pacific Community (SPC) 7-week research expedition to monitor the health of world’s largest tuna fishery will depart from Honolulu on Saturday 15 August 2020.
Climate change funding from the world's largest global climate funds was the talk of Tuvalu last week. Officials hosted a face-to-face multi-sectoral meeting in Funafuti, joined online by regional partners including the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Pacific Community (SPC).
While the numbers of Covid-19 cases remain low, Papua New Guinea’s limited health infrastructure has authorities worried. They have warned the Port Moresby’s isolation centre may be full by the end of the month if an increase in cases continues.
As the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic bites into the livelihoods of communities around the Pacific, people in Fiji’s Western Division – who rely almost totally on tourism – are starting to panic.