Papua New Guinean, Mr James Junior Numbaru has been reported missing at sea, presumed dead according to Pacific Guardians sources. Mr Numbaru was serving as a ‘Fisheries Observer’ for PNG’s National Fisheries Authority (NFA)...
Category: Papua New Guinea
Endorsing the ‘observer safety measure’ is a huge step symbolically for the Tuna Commission. It’s Pacific countries performing the Haka in front of DWFNs – letting them know they wont be pushed around anymore on issues important to them.
Two historical milestones were achieved by Pasifika academics at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in 2016. Last week, five Pasifika students graduated with a PhD degree, the highest number ever for one of the...
Melanesia’s ocean worth NZ$760 billion under pressure from overfishing, population growth and climate change
A WWF report warns that the oceans of Melanesia – a vast Pacific real estate worth an estimated NZ$760billion generating annual revenue of US NZ$7.5 billion – is suffering from resource exploitation, population growth and climate change.
An auto parts salesman from a remote part of PNG has flown to New York to accept an international award for his bravery in fighting giant logging companies threatening the environment and abusing his people’s customary land rights.
On 3 June, Mrs Bennett walked past Betio Hospital, functional but, previously, had been evacuated due to flooding: “You can read about it, you can hear the stories, but when you are faced with it in reality, it is incredibly stark.”
Saving babies and mums: Midwifery, critical service for Pacific national progress with a focus on Fiji
“Whilst working towards building midwives numbers in-country, we are seriously considering bringing in retired midwives and we have done that for the last three years – at retirement these women have experience, the know-how, clinical and leadership skills and their midwifery practice is top-notch.” Fiji’s Director Nursing Services, Ms Silina Waqa.
PNG’s offshore waters is home to 18% of the world’s tuna stock. Its annual revenue from these waters is estimated at US$1.5b which is 25% of the Pacific region’s total annual turnover of US$6-7billion.
Newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora said true Pacific beauty is found within. Before the finals of the Pacific Islands pageant held in the Cook Islands, she was quoted saying, “Pacific Islanders are...
Whatever the spin, the World Rugby announcement is heavily weighted to get the three Pacific nations of Samoa, Fiji and Tonga to the 2019 tournament.
Confirmation this week Samoa has set up a Consulate Office in Papua New Guinea has been celebrated a spiritual milestone by leaders of the Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano Samoa (EFKS) in Aotearoa New Zealand. The...
Australia capped off its first Pacific Games competition with 47 medals. It was not only a successful campaign for the athletes, but a journey full of cultural appreciation and respect for the Pacific Games writes Annie Kearney of Olympics Australia.