The Region in BRIEF

Tuna Day

THE Parties to the Nauru Agreement and the Pacific Small Islands Developing States celebrated World Tuna day at the United Nations last month. It was the first time the event was celebrated at the UN since World Tuna Day was declared in 2011 by PNA ministers. PNA Commercial Manager, Maurice Brownjohn, said: “We are very pleased to see more and more organisations from industry, government, civil society and the UN celebrate World tuna day each year. “This special event at the UN is the nexus between sustainable development and the conservation and sustainable use of the tuna and other marine resources in it.”

Tourism Expo

THE Fijian Tourism Expo 2016 was held at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Denarau More than 550 people attended the opening of the expo which was attended by 149 international buyers from 19 countries, including Fiji, 112 exhibitors and sellers with 111 booths, 15 international media and 20 local media from 11 media outlets participating at the expo.

Vanuatu video

A DOCUMENTARY series has documented the life Vanuatu mountain people during the colonial era and after over 30 years of Independence. The Last New Hebrideans is a series of documentaries featuring the mountain people of South Espiritu Santo through the eyes of Charles Sumbe who is a presenter at a local FM station in Vanuatu. Through the PACMAS Innovation Fund, Slone Fred and Island Sun Pictures were able to film The Last New Hebrideans, a series of documentary with 10 episodes and a duration of 21 minutes each.

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