Apr 05, 2020 Last Updated 11:49 AM, Apr 4, 2020
Fiji's loan request of US$200million (F$460m) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) "will be considered by ADB’s Board of Directors in the coming months," according to a statement from the ADB this week. As detailed in the Fiji government's revised 2019/2020 Budget last month, half of the requested loan is…
An update on COVID-19 related developments in the region today: Guam Guam has suffered its fourth COVID -19 related death.   The Guam Daily Post reports that the a 67-year-old woman, who had recently traveled to the Philippines, died on Friday at Guam Memorial Hospital.The patient had underlying health issues that…

Samoa warns USP Pro Chancellor

High drama continues at the Pacific’s only regional university, with reports that one of the member country’s that owns the university has signaled it could seek the removal from office of Winston Thompson, currently the pro chancellor and chair of the Council of the University of the South Pacific. Samoa…
Last modified on Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:59
The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) has today confirmed Fiji's sure path to an economic recession, as all sectors of the economy brace for the harsh impact of the current coronavirus pandemic. "Following almost a decade of positive economic growth, the domestic economy is now forecast to fall into a…
The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) said it has enough cash to pay out to members who lose their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the Fijian economy. Amid growing concerns that the Fund is being used to compensate for government's lack of direct assistance to…
Last modified on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:46
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