Nov 29, 2020 Last Updated 3:47 AM, Nov 26, 2020

From coconut crab to chicken

Every household in Vanuatu’s Torres islands in Torba Province  will be provided with chicken wire to farm chickens,now that the harvesting of coconut crab, has been banned by the Ministry of Fisheries. The ban is in place to allow the traditional income earner and delicacy’s stocks to recover after its…
Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2020 11:37
Vanuatu’s Director of Livestock is confident the nation will meet its targets on cattle farming, as long as land disputes do not impede its plans. Vanuatu seeks to raise half a million heads of cattle by 2025, a mere five years away. Farming will concentrate on Erromango, Efate, Epi, Malekula…
Last modified on Thursday, 19 November 2020 11:09
Pacific governments face a crucial dilemma with social media. How they react will define our future. The decision this week by Solomon Islands' cabinet to ban Facebook is wrong, of course. It represents an unwarranted restriction on fundamental human rights. The Solomon Islands Constitution is clear about the "freedom to receive ideas…

Pacific Business briefs

Free Bird Limited has signed a contract with Air New Zealand to bring its international students back to Fiji on 27 December 2020.  Chief Operating Officer, Mereseini Baleilevuka said, “This is a great opportunity for not only our business but also our country and our people. We need to start…
Last modified on Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:14
Papua New Guinea’s regional bank BSP will revisit an earlier plan to list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).  In a message to shareholders last week informing them on the progress of the company, BSP Group chairman Kostas Constantinou said dual listing will be part of its strategic plan moving…
Last modified on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 15:23

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