Pasifika News

Toe tokolahiange kau ta’ema’u ngāue

  ‘OKU fakafuofua ko e toko 2500 pe lahiange ‘a e fānau ako ‘oku ‘osi mei he akó ‘i he ta’u ni, ko e tokolahitaha ‘oku ‘ikai ha toe me’a ke fai, ko e feinga pē ke kumi ha ngāue ke ma’u mei ai ha’anau mo’ui.    Ko e fika… Read More

Dr. Colin Tukuitonga

New era for Secretariat of the Pacific Community

  Tuesday 19 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Suva, Fiji – Ministers and delegates attending the 8th Conference of the Pacific Community at Vale ni Bose in Suva, Fiji, have confirmed a new Director-General to lead the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).  Dr Colin Tukuitonga has… Read More

PACIFIC EXPERTS GATHER TO SHARE BRANCHLESS BANKING INSIGHTS

As the take-up of mobile phones in the Pacific drives a revolution in financial inclusion, experts in banking, financial services, mobile networks and new technologies have gathered in Sydney today for the first-ever Pacific Branchless Banking Seminar. Affordable access to deposits, withdrawals, transfers and other banking services is now increasingly… Read More

8th Conference of the Pacific Community opens in Suva, Fiji

8th Conference of the Pacific Community opens in Suva, Fiji

                   Thursday 14 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Suva, Fiji – The 8th Conference of the Pacific Community has been officially opened by the Prime Minister of Fiji, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. The meeting is hosted and chaired by the Government of the Republic of Fiji at… Read More

SPC Our Voyage: celebrating the response to HIV in the Pacific

  Friday 8 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji – The launch of the photography book Our Voyage: Stories of Triumph in the Response to HIV and other STIs in the Pacific on Monday 11 November will mark a number of significant achievements as a result… Read More

RUGBY LEAGUE AND TOURISM – THE PERFECT MARKETING MIX

  The cold English winter was overcome with warm South Pacific hospitality when a contingent of six (6) South Pacific Island representatives advanced on a 3-days United Kingdom (UK) roadshow that concluded in London last evening.  Led by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), representatives of the Cook Islands, Fiji,… Read More

Samoa Hosts Final Forum Compact Peer Review In the Pacific

  8 November, 2013 Over the next two weeks, the Government of Samoa will be hosting a team of development officials from neighbouring Pacific island countries and one of its key development partners – the World Bank. At the invitation of and selected by the Government of Samoa, the Peer Review… Read More

Lamentations from the Pacific

  Kalafi Moala  A cry is being heard from almost every corner of the Pacific; a cry against injustice, a cry against the harsh hand that has been dealt against us in the centuries old deliberate attempt by the powerful West and their allies to shape us and our social… Read More

Why the “Pacific Island nation” in Aotearoa should be given special attention?

  Kalafi Moala IN all the conversations taking place in the Pacific region today, there is one that is often ignored simply because it is under a “long white cloud” – Aotearoa. This conversation is about the “Pacific nation” that is in the country of New Zealand, and the issues… Read More

Measuring progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and beyond

  MANILA, 23 October 2013 – Strengthening civil registration and vital statistics is essential for tracking progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and other health outcomes, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Such data are vital for evidence-based policy and identifying key health needs.  “Recording vital events—such as births, deaths… Read More