COVID surge in French Polynesia and New Caledonia reveals colonial tensions

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 4:45pm

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With COVID-19 cases surging on Pacific islands, France has extended a health emergency in New Caledonia and French Polynesia until mid-November. While France is responsible for supporting its colonies with health services during the pandemic, Ashley Westerman reports that people in the territories believe the French government could be doing more.