Palau

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Covid outbreaks in Samoa and Vanuatu chip away at Pacific islands’ virus-free status
Case numbers in the two Pacific nations have exploded over past week following first cases of community transmissionRead all our coronavirus coverage

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

24, Mar, 2022 @3:56 AM

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‘Trojan horse’: Palau’s bid to become global crypto hub could turn it into scammers paradise, critics warn
Experts say Palau should be wary of entering into a programme that could leave it open to exploitation and harm its image

Ongerung Kambes Kesolei

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Fear and dread: Covid-free for two years, Pacific islands experience explosion in case numbers
The virus has swept into remote island countries, sowing panic and confusion

Bernadette Carreon in Koror, Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, Rimon Rimon in Tarawa and Dorothy Wickham

28, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Some Pacific countries will take years to vaccinate 50% of adult population, modelling shows
Predictions from Lowy Institute indicate Papua New Guinea will take five years to vaccinate just a third of its population

Kate Lyons Pacific editor

21, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The typhoon that hit my island didn’t make the news. This is what the climate crisis looks like
Palau was hit by Typhoon Surigae last week, but even the typhoons that don’t claim lives or flatten cities are devastating for those who live through them

Bernadette Carreon

23, Apr, 2021 @2:10 AM

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Paradise cost: high prices and strict rules deflate Palau-Taiwan travel bubble
Taiwan eases restrictions on travellers after bookings fall into single digits and flight is cancelled

Helen Davidson in Taipei

15, Apr, 2021 @4:32 AM

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Palau to welcome first tourists in a year with presidential escort
Palau is opening up to visitors from Taiwan under strict Covid-safe measures, but locals still have doubts

Bernadette Carreon in Koror and Erin Hale in Taipei

30, Mar, 2021 @11:45 PM

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Vanuatu coronavirus vaccine rollout to take until end of 2023
The majority of the Pacific nation’s population won’t be immunised for another two years, government planning documents show

Dan McGarry in Port Vila

25, Feb, 2021 @11:38 PM

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Pacific Islands Forum in crisis as one-third of member nations quit
Micronesian sub-grouping walks out over selection of new secretary-general

Bernadette Carreon in Koror, and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

08, Feb, 2021 @10:17 PM

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Future of Pacific Islands Forum in doubt as Palau walks out
Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru had questioned whether to remain members amid bullying claims

Bernadette Carreon in Koror and Ben Doherty Pacific editor

05, Feb, 2021 @12:45 AM

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Zoomed to fail? Cracks appear in Pacific Islands Forum as Covid pulls nations apart
Pacific diplomacy hinges on in-person greeting and discussion but web-only meetings have fed a growing dispute over the forum’s very existence

Ben Doherty Pacific editor

01, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Palau's new president vows to stand up to 'bully' China
Former senator Surangel Whipps Jr promises to stand by allies US and Taiwan when he takes office on Thursday

Bernadette Carreon in Koror

18, Jan, 2021 @1:08 AM

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