Industry leaders from across the Pacific and New Zealand are set to come together on 14th November for a one-day fisheries forum to discuss partnership opportunities for the future in an increasingly competitive region.
South Pacific News
The growth of vibrant economies and stable societies among Pacific island countries is at the heart of the Pacific Plan. It is a collective ambition that can be realised when heads come together in Rarotonga to add stimulus to the momentum for progress that the peoples of the Pacific richly deserve.
Frothy volcanic rock called pumice, thrown out by Tongan eruptions in 2006, transported around 80 species of marine creatures to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The University of the South Pacific Council meeting in Vanuatu from 16-17 May appointed Mr Ikbal Jannif of Fiji, as the new Pro-Chancellor and the Chairman of the USP Council.
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has pledged US$500 million dollars in aid to the Pacific Islands over the next three years, at the conclusion of the Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Okinawa, on Saturday, May 26.
Human rights activist and sole Papua New Guinea (PNG) female elected parliamentarian Dame Carol Kidu was dragged by police Saturday while protesting the illegal eviction and partial demolition of Paga Hill Settlement, housing some 2,000 residents.
The Pacific bloc of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) grouping has urged the European Commission (EC) to officially respond to its proposals on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU).
Tonga’s Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries, Hon. ‘Isileli Pulu moved at the Forum Trade Ministers Meeting at Majuro, Marshall Islands on May 11 for school fees and the right for a temporary jobs for students from Forum Island Countries in Australia and New Zealand to be incorporated into the PACER Plus free trade agreement negotiation that is still in progress.
Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers welcomed the opportunity for training placements within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) facilitated by the Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland (Geneva Office).
A total of eleven States and Territories in oceania have agreed to join the “One tree one day a life” initiative, a move that would make the Pacific a leading producer of oxygen on the planet, a veritable oxygen lung for the world.