Aug 19, 2017 Last Updated 2:11 PM, Jun 12, 2017

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Some people have heard the phrase ‘RAMSI’s transition’, and think this means the mission is packing up and leaving but this is not the case. What RAMSI is doing is changing and adapting to what the Solomon Islands needs from the mission now. Subject to final decisions, it is planned that: • The police will stay for at least another…
Fiji and New Zealand handed Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) a severe blow in their 2012 profit results with both countries noticeably losing sales and demand for alcohol and beverages due to economic slowdown. But the world’s largest beverage producer has had its accountants scratching for answers in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia as the two boosted their sales to compensate for…
The US$1.5 billion Ramu Nickel Mine in Madang, PNG, was commissioned last month amidst rising concerns about pollution in the province’s sea. An international biodiversity expedition that has been studying the rich Madang lagoon and surrounding seas since November has found that the waters have become polluted. Expedition scientists have been careful to explain that the pollution was mainly caused…
As the European Union (EU) takes Fiji and Vanuatu to task for having weak laws to tackle illegal fishing, international environmental campaigner Greenpeace has urged the EU to also set a good example and support local fish conservation efforts while fishing in the Pacific. Fiji and Vanuatu are part of eight third countries cited by the EU last November for…
100% electricity from the sun On 29 October, 2012, Tokelau became the first country in the world to be producing one hundred percent of its electricity from a renewable source—the sun. Tokelau’s three diesel-driven power stations now stand unused and peacefully silent across the three atolls of this Pacific island territory. SPREP commends the government and people of Tokelau for…

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