Regional Archive September 2007

Digicel Expands in PNG (PNG)

Mobile operator, Digicel, has launched its services in the New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea this week.

Milestone for Indigenous

This month saw a historic achievement for more than 370 million indigenous peoples worldwide as the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Kava: Million Dollar Industry to Reopen?

A call to reopen a potentially high income-generating industry for the region has brought focus back to one of the region's on-going issues.

Conference to Assist Trade in Asia-Pacific

Top global and regional financial officials at a conference held today pledged to help small and weak states in the Asia Pacific region in global trade.

Water Body Moves to Samoa (Samoa)

The Pacific Water Association (PWA) has relocated from Suva, Fiji to Apia, Samoa.

Fiji to Open New Medical School (Fiji)

Approval has been given to Fiji's new university to set up a medical school.

Cooks Prepare for the Mini Games (Cook Islands)

Amid criticisms, Cook Islands is preparing for the 2009 Mini Games by looking at its available options.

Joint-Fuel Buying Initiative for Region

A joint-fuel buying initiative for small companies across the region aims to lower fuel costs.

Tonga in WTO (Tonga)

The neighboring island kingdom of Tonga was welcomed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) this year as its 151st member.

Fiji Again Under Emergency Decree

As of midday today, Fiji's Interim Government once again imposed the Public Emergency Regulations Decree.

Tourism: China One of Emerging Markets

Pacific Island countries are told to target quality visitor experiences by slowly developing the Chinese visitor market.

PNG Judge Demands Moti Report (PNG)

Papua New Guinea's court judge, Justice Bernard Sakora, on Monday ordered that the Moti Inquiry report be submitted to the court.

Lakhan Re-elected (FIJI)

FASANOC president, Vidhya Lakhan, remains president of the Pacific Games Council following his re-election this week.