Apr 10, 2021 Last Updated 4:12 AM, Apr 8, 2021

2014 June (27)

The decision of Samoa’s Prime Minister to sign a letter in support of two convicted rapists has raised serious questions from the country’s Opposition Party Tautua Samoa. According to the Party, the Prime Minister should avoid giving away his signature in support of criminals. Fatu Seti of the Le Vasa Resort about 10 minutes west of the Faleolo International Airport…

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‘Different animal:’ Fiji is a different animal when it comes to tourism. That’s the verdict of a seasoned Pacific tourism campaigner when confronted by Fiji’s aggressive presence in the Australian market. “Fiji is a very different animal,” said Linda Kalpoi, head of Vanuatu Tourism. “We’re not comparing apples and apples here.” Kalpoi was dead right. No long after her remarks…
I t had all the guile and secrecy of a commando raid. And as much impact. This was the demise of Vanuatu Prime Minister Moana Carcasses after 14 months in the top job. He entered parliament on May 15 confident he had the numbers to survive his fourth motion of no confidence. He had reason to be confident as only…
Foreign fishing nations who benefit immensely from fishing in the Western and Central Pacific region’s US$7.2 billion fishery are not releasing valuable tuna stock data needed to manage and sustain the industry. Forum Fisheries Agency Director General James Movick said the effect of that attitude was that stock owners in the Pacific would reduce the amount of fisheries to be…
The two-day flash flooding that began on April 2 struck at the heart of Solomon Islands The two-day flash flooding that began on April 2 struck at the heart of Solomon Islands’ administrative and business and commerce power base. It caught authorities napping. If there were any warnings at all, not many people took any notice. As in past natural…

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