APIA, Samoa ---- Samoa Air and Coral Sun Airways have announced their intentions to provide for Regular weekly Air Transport services between their two countries as well as offering charter services across the Pacific.
APIA, Samoa ---- The Leader of the Samoan Parliamentary Opposition Party has been kicked out of parliament indefinitely and stands to lose his perks such as free vehicle, petrol and salary.
APIA, Samoa ---- After telling him to stop asking stupid questions, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told the Associate Minister of Education, Tu’u’u Anasi’i Leota to resign from the ruling Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP).
APIA, Samoa ---- The first-ever sub-regional workshop on the Minamata Convention on Mercury was held in Apia, Samoa at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme SPREP) from 19 to 21 January.
Mon 19 Jan 2015 -
Fiji’s business sector is abuzz with speculations about possible major changes on the local and Pacific regional banking scenes.
WATCH Pacific island countries enforce their own measures against overfishing of local tuna fishery following the dramatic failure by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to agree to a reduction in fishing efforts at its annual negotiation sessions in Samoa last December. Already the eight island countries that ...
WHEN United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon flew to Apia to attend the UN conference on small island developing states last September, he opted to stay at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and not in a luxurious suite on board the eleven-deck 1991 built Pacific Jewel P&O cruise-liner berthed on Apia Wharf. The ...
Tue 09 Dec 2014 -
It was a remarkable year for athletes of Pacific heritage in the international arena.
Fri 05 Dec 2014 -
In a yet to be explained move, the chair of the WCPFC Dr Charles Karnell has left Samoa, leaving delegates of the 11th session of the Commission to try and forge some agreements on measures to manage the Pacific’s tuna fishery.
Fri 05 Dec 2014 -
Pacific journalists who have been covering the 11th session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Apia this week have been told they won't be allowed into cover the final session of the meeting scheduled for 3pm today.
Thu 04 Dec 2014 -
Fiji has become the 3rd South Pacific island country to join the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
Thu 04 Dec 2014 -
Its the second last day of the annual tuna fishing negotiations in Samoa today and its still not clear whether delegates will be able to agree on more control measures to avoid the overfishing of the Pacific's depleting tuna stock .
APIA, Samoa --- More attention to the health and management of the planet's soils is needed to meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population while coping with climate change and increased scarcity of natural resources. Soil is a critical natural resource yet until recently it has been largely ...
Wed 03 Dec 2014 -
The Philippines – a member of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission – currently meeting in Apia this week has been accused of flouting rules against the fishing of juvenile tuna.
Wed 03 Dec 2014 -
Sitting beside his lead supporter – Tuvalu’s Minister of Fisheries -- during a press conference this morning, Feleti Teo said he was still coming to terms with the enormity of the decision by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to appoint him as their Executive Director.
Tue 02 Dec 2014 -
Will long time Tuvalu and Pacific civil servant Feleti Teo get the nod to become the new executive director of the Secretariat of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission?
Sun 30 Nov 2014 -
Pacific Island nations are going into the 11th session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Samoa from Monday with a clear message to Asian, European and American countries that fish in the Pacific: agree to reduce your fishing effort or be prepared to face tougher actions.
APIA, Samoa ---- Polynesian Airlines has delivered its third aircraft named Savai’i with a pleading by Samoan Prime Minister to the company to remember Savai’i residents in its air services.
API, Samoa --- Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has made it clear in parliament Friday that the media remains independent despite likely Government funding to assist the Council establish itself in its initial phase of its their work.
APIA, Samoa --- Samoa is the latest country to successfully develop a new trochus (Tectus niloticus) fishery. On learning of the successful introduction of the species in Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands and French Polynesia, the Government of Samoa began its effort to introduce the species in ...
APIA, Samoa --- Samoa's acting police Commissioner Fauono Talalelei Tapu has confirmed that gun bullets were found in the bag of a young Samoan female journalist during the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) conference.
APIA, Samoa --- The Third Small Island Developing States Conference has been praised by the Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organization Gilbert Houngbo as a successful accomplishment by the people of Samoa.
APIA, Samoa -- Dedicated and passionate Pacific organic farmers are working hard to combat challenges such as the effects of climate change, degradation of ecosystems due to unsustainable use of both land and marine resources, and the need to generate livelihoods to maintain island populations.
APIA, Samoa ----Small island developing states of the Pacific face a set of difficult and complex challenges in securing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for their citizens – challenges not easily addressed by single communities, organisations or sectors working in isolation. To make progress in the area of safe ...
APIA, Samoa ----Sustainable energy was one of the themes for the Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogue that took place at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia yesterday. SIDS are faced with a double challenge: not only do they rely heavily on fossil fuel that is expensive ...
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