Aid spending soared to record level in Pacific islands as COVID hit

SYDNEY, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A record $3.3 billion in aid flowed to the Pacific islands in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a 33% increase on the previous year,…

New data reveals severe impact of European contact with Pacific islands — ScienceDaily

Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. The research, published…

Cathay Pacific losses narrow as COVID-19 restrictions ease

HONG KONG — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday that losses in the first half of the year narrowed as a relaxation in quarantine rules boosted passenger numbers.…

Pacific Grove to hold annual Walk of Remembrance – Monterey Herald

PACIFIC GROVE — After two years away, and months of growing public recognition for the local Chinese community, Pacific Grove is poised to honor the city’s original Chinese settlers in…

Thousands of Canadian Pacific Rail Workers strike, grinding fertilizer shipments to a halt for all of North America – NaturalNews.com

(Natural News) The fertilizer crisis just got a whole lot worse after 3,000 Canadian Pacific Rail Workers walked off the job, leaving fertilizer shipments stranded. Thousands of CP Rail conductors,…

Asian and Pacific Islander health care providers are stressed, live in fear. They need help. | Opinion

By Ann M. Nguyen and Nathan Stewart It’s time to check in on our health care providers, especially those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. We are entering the third…

COVID endangers fragile health systems in Pacific nations: Report | Coronavirus pandemic News

A record surge in COVID-19 cases is threatening to overwhelm hospitals and fragile health systems in the Pacific, from the Solomon Islands to Palau, according to the International Federation of…