Micronexit: The Pacific Islands Forum in crisis Vol. 5 No. 3 March 2021 - Page 3

Vol . 5 No . 3
March 2021

Vol . 5 No . 3

Our Cover
The Pacific Islands Forum in crisis
Politics
Part-time legislature revisited
Around the Pacific
Pacific Island nations boost domestic industries
Furry Times
The importance of pet vaccinations
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From the Publisher ’ s Desk The backbone of economy 4

What we have this month

Insights Views from the Trench : Dealing with the drug menace 6 Yo Amti : Guam is recovering 7 Variations : Will robots write the next greatest novel ? 8 Yes & Know : What GOAT means 9 Guest column : Defamed by Magellan 10
Politics Part-time legislature proposed anew 11
Business Borrowing from the future 12 The post-Covid nightlif 14
CNMI Reviving Tinian ’ s cattle industry 20
Education Beckoning tourists from Taiwan 21 Technology Tides : The rise of AI 22
Around the Pacific Pacific island economies turning to local industries 23

March 2021

Health crisis looming in Yap
24
The barter system is alive in Kiribati
25
Philippines
A dynasty on the horizon
26
Life
Lessons : A code and collusion
27
Daydream :
Down and out during amid Covid crisis
28
Bookshelf
Julian Aguon releases new book
28
Updating your pets ’ vaccinations 29
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