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Priority goes to companies investing locally The region’s leading tuna management control authority in the Pacific believes the latest move by the Solomon Islands to give priority to fishing companies that invest in the country would influence investment and offer more employment for locals. Director of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement Secretariat Dr Transform Aqorau lauded the Solomon Islands’…

Bigger ships, bigger risks

Is the Pacific prepared? On January 13, 2012, the world witnessed one of the worst cruise ship disasters in decades. Costa Concordia, the largest Italian cruise ship in history at the time of her launch in 2006, ran aground and capsized off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio in Italy. Twenty five people are known to have died, 64 others…

How the Pacific can utilise GEF

  How the Pacific can utitlise GEF Dr Alfred Duda is the outgoing Senior Advisor on International Waters at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat. The GEF currently supports various water projects in the Pacific, including the SPC/SOPAC executed UNDP/UNEP project entitled “Implementing Sustainable Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Pacific Islands Countries” (Pacific IWRM) involving 14 countries. Prior to…
New sport proving popular in Nauru A new sport is taking Nauru by storm. It is not weightlifting which Nauruans are famous for. It is surfing and thanks to an Australian. With one surfboard to help him wile away his time in Nauru, John Short has shown the Nauruans another way to enjoy the waves that crash on their reefs…
Samoa film puts region on world map An Award winning Samoan feature film has put Pacific culture on the world map. Co-funded by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and Samoan government, the award winning film, The Orator, missed out on an Oscar nomination at February’s Academy Awards. But the world is already talking about Samoa, for the right reasons.…

Guide to the 49th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting – Nauru 2018

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