Small islands under existential threat. Grubsheet returns from a six year hiatus with new information and insights as Fiji and the rest of the region reels from the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, economic disintegration, poor governance, big power plays and threats to our climate and oceans. We’ll be fighting the secrecy, spin and fear of retribution that has stifled genuine national debate and come to characterise much of the conduct of government and the mainstream media. Never has it been more important for a fresh battle of ideas among Pacific islanders and Pacific watchers to chart a way forward. And you’ll soon be able to join that battle here.