Palau

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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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Life without Covid: the nations that have sidestepped the pandemic so far
A handful of countries – most of them islands, most of them remote – remain coronavirus-free, but life has not remained wholly unchanged

Emmanuel Samoglou in Rarotonga, Bernadette Carreon in Koror, and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

06, Jan, 2021 @12:43 AM

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Tiny Pacific nation of Palau detains 'illegal' Chinese fishing vessel
The archipelago nation, whose close relationship with Taipei has angered Beijing previously, stops boat believed to be harvesting sea cucumber in its waters

Bernadette Carreon in Koror

15, Dec, 2020 @3:47 AM

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Remote Marshall Islands records its first coronavirus cases
Pacific nation was one of the last on Earth without a single confirmed Covid-19 infection

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

29, Oct, 2020 @12:18 AM

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Australia should create ‘Pacific visa’ to reduce impact of climate change and disaster on islanders
Displacement is growing in the Asia-Pacific region, and a new policy paper argues migration policies must be established now

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

21, Oct, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Pacific nation of Palau invites US to build a military base to counter China
Move follows a visit by US defense secretary Mark Esper, who accused Beijing of ‘malign influence’ across the region

Bernadette Carreon in Koror and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

04, Sep, 2020 @4:53 AM

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'We are in dire straits': Pacific stands on Covid brink amid surging infections
Rising cases in Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, and Guam raise fears of uncontrolled coronavirus outbreaks across Pacific

Tess Newton Cain and Bernadette Carreon in Koror

29, Aug, 2020 @8:00 PM

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