Samoa recycle company to assist Tokelau with waste management

Waste management in Tokelau has been identified as an urgent priority with increasing amounts of rubbish being disposed on the atolls. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between Tokelau’s Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment and the Pacific Recycle company in Apia, Samoa. The dumping of waste... more →
Posted in: Polynesia

Appeals for Vanuatu to seek dialogue with Poland on kava ban

Vanuatu’s former Ambassador to the European Union is appealing to the government to seek dialogue with the Polish Ambassador in Canberra to discuss the kava ban in Poland. Roy Micky Joy says the government should send a diplomatic note through the Vanuatu High Commission in Canberra to make this happen. Poland is warning travellers... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

Vendors happy with kava sale

Serafina Silaitoga, Grog vendors in Labasa have seen growth in their business with good yaqona prices. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA THIS year posed a promising period for yaqona vendors in the Labasa Market. Since Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in February 2016, vendors in the Labasa Market have seen their revenue increase... more →
Posted in: Fiji

Momis announces moratorium on Panguna mining and exploration

By Aloysius Laukai in Buka The President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government, Chief Dr John Momis, has announced an indefinite moratorium on exploration and mining in Panguna. He said the Bougainville Executive Council had its meeting on Wednesday made a “thoughtful and considered” decision to impose an indefinite reservation... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Badan Forum Pasifik katakan Australia berkomitmen dukung ekonomi Pasifik

Perdana Menteri Malcolm Turnbull dan Menteri Luar Negeri Julie Bishop meluncurkan Kebijakan luar Negeri Australia bulan November lalu. – ABC/AAP/ Lukas Coch Jayapura, Jubi – Kebijakan Luar Negeri Australia menunjukkan ekonomi terbesar di Pasifik Selatan itu, berkomitmen membantu negara-negara kepulauan kecil seperti... more →
Posted in: Oceania Asia

Western Highlands loses man of peace and businessman

Western Highlands loses man of peace and businessman WESTERN Highlands chief and Komkui business group chairman Andrew Dokta, who died this month, was laid to rest at his village of Tiling, in Mt Hagen, on Wednesday. Dokta, the chief leader of the Moge tribe, died on Dec 8 after a short illness. He comes from the Moge Komnuka clan... more →
Posted in: Papua New Guinea

Kava Banned in Poland

Promoter of Vanuatu and Vanuatu kava in Poland, Dawid Chajman, is advising everyone entering his country to be “very, very careful” and not bring even one kilogram of kava saying, they stand the risk of being jailed because kava remains a highly dangerous drug. Even though Poland is a full member of the European Union, kava... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

EU Kava Market On

Vanuatu Government OFficials dealing with Kava Processing Former Ambassador to the European Union Roy Micky Joy and German Scientist Dr. Mathias Schmidt who have fought tooth and nail to defend the Pacific kava market in the European Union since the kava ban came into effect in 2002, have confirmed the German Court has ruled beyond... more →
Posted in: Vanuatu

Mining Protest in Lala, Temotu Provice, Solomon Islands

The mining officials were turned back upon their arrival in Lata last Sunday AN anti-mining group in Lata, Temotu province has protested against a mining talks in Lata, Temotu province over the weekend. As a result three local mining officials were turned back at the Lata airport last Sunday. The Pacific Bauxite Mining official... more →
Posted in: Solomon Islands
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