We can’t allow Pacific leaders to use coronavirus as a cover for authoritarianism | Dan McGarry and Tess Newton CainDan McGarry in Port Vila and Tess Newton Cainon August 2, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Lives and livelihoods must be the priorities for the region, not manufacturing an endless emergencyWorld map: which countries have the most cases?“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Across the Pacific, leaders are holding fast to the old political maxim. Some, even, seem happy to have the Covid-19 crisis around.Even in countries where there is no actual public health emergency, governments are using the threat of the virus as cover for overriding or diluting basic democratic principles. Continue reading…

Lives and livelihoods must be the priorities for the region, not manufacturing an endless emergency

World map: which countries have the most cases?

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Across the Pacific, leaders are holding fast to the old political maxim. Some, even, seem happy to have the Covid-19 crisis around.

Even in countries where there is no actual public health emergency, governments are using the threat of the virus as cover for overriding or diluting basic democratic principles.

Continue reading…


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