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...
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”
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.
In its 2017 communiqué, the V20 countries reaffirmed the need to increase prioritization of adaptation finance; immediate removal of fossil fuel production subsidies; and the G20 to lead with the V20 to subject all emissions to carbon pricing.
Underneath the drums, smiles, glitter and deals that serve the ‘Davos-class’ corporations and individuals harvesting the Pasifika brand; are 25 business delegations from 7 Pacific islands still searching for ways to claim their pound of flesh from what, essentially, is their product.
A plea to the heads of Samoan families or matai to take the lead against family violence has come from the lead actor in the well-received movie One Thousand Ropes.
“I wanted to talk about fa’atosaga (midwifery) and I wanted to write a story about an anti-hero and I wanted to make a picture about ghosts. A combination of those things produced this story.” Tusi Tamasese, Director.
“In my family we have three Pacific languages and cultures; Cook Island, Vagahau Niue and Gagana Samoa but I’ll be making a special effort to learn more phrases from some of the other heavenly languages of the Pacific.” Hon. Alfred Ngaro
In the new world under Trump, Diplomats could play a significant part. For centuries, their principal role is to act as catalysts for peace and understanding between peoples. Leasi’s raw perspective, non-traditional diplomatic experience and institutional networking makes him the best prepared diplomat to lead the Diplomatic Corp in these uncertain times.