Regional

From Fiji, special flights or shipping lines will be organized for Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Tonga, to ensure they reach their destination.

DHL Sends Healthcare Supplies for WHO to the Pacific Islands

The far flung islands in the Pacific have not been spared the brunt of COVID-19.
"The implications of high remittance costs and de-banking are significant to the future economic wellbeing of the South Pacific Region - and globally.”

South Pacific Central Bank Governors' Committed to Cost Effective Remittances

At the South Pacific Central Bank Governors Forum on 17-18 November 2020, the South Pacific Governors agreed that access to cost effective remittances remains a high priority focus for the region.
“It is a significant commitment by our Members and Partners. We sincerely thank all of those who participated across the Pacific. We work best when we work together," says the FFA Director General Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen.

Enormous Fisheries Surveillance Effort by FFA and Members

One of the largest maritime surveillance operation in the world, Operation Kurukuru, concludes on Friday 30 October, after two weeks of international cooperation by aircraft, ships, and national organisations to target Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the Pacific.
"We must look ahead and capitalize on opportunities which will help us to not only recover but rethink our collective approach to the future of our Pacific tourism industry”, said Mr. Fua.

Pacific Tourism Organisation Elects New Leadership

For the first time in its history the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has convened a virtual meeting of its Board of Directors; comprising of government representatives from 20 Pacific Island countries and China, along with four representatives from the private sector.
Solomon Islands Government’s assistance will include repatriating overseas staff to Honiara and measures to ensure critical activities can continue in the event of a lockdown.

FFA Thanks Solomon Islands Government for its Support During the Pandemic

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency has expressed its gratitude to the Solomon Islands Government for its assistance throughout the COVID-19 period, during a visit by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Mr Collin Beck, to FFA Headquarters.