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Kava: The Pacific’s Economic ‘Diamond’ Is Being Coveted By Competitors Courtesy: Michael Louze

Kava: The Pacific’s Economic ‘Diamond’ Is Being Coveted By Competitors

A tonic made from the roots of a plant endemic to the Pacific region has long been mired by foreign misconceptions. Now it has a new potential threat. 

Japan Distributes Covid Vaccines Throughout Pacific Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Japan Distributes Covid Vaccines Throughout Pacific

The country has donated more than 100,000 doses to three Pacific nations as part of its drive to send 3 million doses throughout the region by year’s end.

Vaccination Now Required For Travel To American Samoa Eddy23/Wikimedia Commons

Vaccination Now Required For Travel To American Samoa

The Pacific territory made the decision after the FDA gave full approval to a Covid-19 vaccine.

Vice President Harris Pans Beijing For ‘Intimidation’ in South China Sea Freddie Everett/U.S. State Department

Vice President Harris Pans Beijing For ‘Intimidation’ in South China Sea

The Vice President delivered a major address on Tuesday, fortifying the U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific region.

French Polynesia Locks Down As Cases Surge Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

French Polynesia Locks Down As Cases Surge

Just days after Hawaiian Airlines resumed its air link with Tahiti, French Polynesia has announced lockdown measures due to increased cases of Covid-19.