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.
Samoa’s head of mission to New Zealand, High Commissioner H.E. Leasi Papalii Tommy Scanlan has also taken on the lead role for the foreign diplomatic community hosted by New Zealand. As Dean for the Diplomatic...
NZ Immigration watchdog message to Samoa, Tonga and Fiji: “Use NZ Licensed Immigration Advisors only”
Licensed advisers have specialist expertise and have met competency standards. They follow a code of conduct that requires them to be honest and respectful. “People who are not licensed or exempt can share publicly available information or help friends and family occasionally, but cannot provide immigration advice” Ms Catherine Albiston.
Which country’s passports open more doors around the world than any other? The latest power ranking for passports released show that once again, the Number 1 rank has been claimed by…
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...
NTSA’s Person of Interest: Potential Legal weapon to bring down Illegal tuna fishers in Pacific waters
Ultimately, the ‘Persons of Interest’ path would lead to the end of the chain and the beneficial owners. The individual/entity that hire the drivers, controllers, operators and ships’ masters – the true source and sustenance of IUU activities.
“For Pacific nations, simplified procedures are not only about getting faster access to available resources, but on a broader level about building up and retaining the capacity in our regions to plan and implement climate change activities.” HE Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia.