Shipping Is A Necessity Regardless Of Crisis

In this week's Fiji Sun Shipping Section, Dr. Nuttall has published another piece concerning why the maritime sector should be a key candidate for any long-term investment into the region. Economic recovery from the pandemic is going to be ever more closely linked to domestic economies moving in a safe manner and expanding the ‘Bula bubble’ to trading with our regional neighbours.

The manner in which aid is delivered to the Pacific demands immense consideration, as the economic constraints upon the amount of Official Development Assistance mean funds will be stretched thin across a broader base of needs. How does this aid financing enable sustainability and self-sufficiency by Fiji and the Pacific Island Countries to take care of their domestic and intra-regional needs?