Selling the Pacific dream

Would you believe that out of the over 900 million international tourist arrivals registered by the United Nations’ World Tourism Council in 2012, only 1.6 million visited the shores of 16 Pacific Islands countries (PICs) that are members of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)?

Give preference to local fishing fleets

Pacific Islands governments have a responsibility to control tuna fishing in their waters, and should be giving preference to local fishing fleets instead of granting more licences to foreign fishing vessels. Parties to the Nauru Agreement Secretariat

Land of business and opportunties

Starting from the first March 2014, Papua New Guinea is implementing new rules for Australian nationals visiting the country. The visa on

New SIVB boss outlines plans

 Josefa Tuamoto once Fiji’s top tourism marketing official is now taking his vast years of experience to the Solomon Islands. Last month,

Undermining investor confidence

A survey of businesses in Papua New Guinea published last month paints a damning picture of the state of the country’s governance