The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) officially ends tomorrow [30 June 2017]. But on Friday last week, it stopped for a short time to dedicate a new memorial at the Police Memorial...
Category: Pacific islands
In its thirty years, the Fund has delivered by distributing to the Government of Tuvalu over AUD100 million dollars in absolute terms or AUD$154 million in 2017 values.
Tokelau’s Energy Milestone: Atafu expands renewable energy to Matagi, enabling economic growth and development
Even though Tokelau is too small to influence global climate and energy negotiations and politics, it can champion the pathway the Pacific region has vowed to walk in regards to renewable energy and the fight to reduce fossil fuels and carbon emissions.
UN appoints Samoa PM Tuilaepa as ‘Special Ambassador’ for International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
“Tourism is a sector that is vital to the livelihoods of our people and touches all the three dimensions of sustainable development, the social, economic and environmental aspects. As a people-to-people activity, it has helped and continues to contribute to the revitalization of our culture, customs and traditional crafts, and plays a pivotal role in the preservation of our cultural heritage and is a force that promotes peace and understanding”
To be signed tomorrow Pacific trade deal weakened by Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu withdrawal say community groups
Tariff reductions would lead to significant revenue losses for smaller Pacific Island countries, which could impact on their governments’ ability to provide essential services to their populations threatening livelihoods, local industries and jobs.
On Monday this week, a six-week ‘Tenancy’ radio campaign was launched by the government targeting Pacific island communities. The campaign which is managed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has three...
Laulu Mac Leauanae has been appointed the new Chief Executive for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. This was announced yesterday by State Services Commissioner, Mr Peter Hughes. “[He] brings diverse experience and strong leadership skills…to...
Two former Canterbury Crusaders were named in the Samoa squad announced yesterday to play the All Blacks on 16 June at Eden Park. Kieron Fonotia who held up the Crusaders midfield until he left to play...
Cardiovascular disease is known as the ‘silent killer’ because patients might not know they are at risk. They feel fine, they feel strong, and if they aren’t fully informed, they may not think it’s necessary to make lifestyle changes.
Dr Silivia and her team are aiming for an action-laden list of outcomes from the summit. That from Tokelau’s leaders, government departments, and partners SPC, WHO and New Zealand they will get their commitments to build a roadmap of ‘integrated’ NCD activities for the next three years.
“The 4G Mobile network is a modern Broadband ICT platform that was once a dream of our past generations is now made real by this generation.” Hon. Mose Pelasio.
It’s World Tuna Day today. This article adapted from FFA’s TUNApacific hub details the importance of Tuna to the Pacific islands and global marine ecosystems. As well as the ground-breaking work by Pacific fisheries officials, their partners and networks.