Regional Archive August 2013

ANZ Announces Profits

Last week ANZ Bank has announced a profit of A$4.8 billion (K10.9 billion) for the nine months to June 30, up 11% from the same period last year.

New Opening hours for Fiji Internet Shops

All internet shops in Fiji will now open until the hours allowed under their specific business license, says Fiji Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

Free West Papua Campaign Office Opens

The Free West Papua Campaign has opened its office in the Hague, in the Netherlands.

Royal or Not, Birth Registration is a Fundamental Right

The newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made global news again this month, with the public release of his birth certificate.

Climate Change Funds Critical for Pacific Islands

Press Statement - Forum Economic Ministers have stressed the critical and urgent need for financing to effectively respond to climate change.

Violence Against Women Discussed Regionally

Twenty-six representatives from six Pacific Island countries are in Suva this week for a five-day regional workshop to develop concrete action plans to address high rates of violence against women in the region.

Asylum Issues Meets Condemnation

Claims by the Australian government that its new policy of sending asylum seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea or Nauru is a success have been met with condemnation by several Indonesian human rights and legal aid organizations.

Billions Lost Due to Weak Mining Policies

Papua New Guinea has been losing billions of kina in mineral resources due to lack of strong policies and capacity to properly monitor and regulate the industry.
Coastal Fisheries in the Pacific ‘a mixed report’

Coastal Fisheries in the Pacific ‘a mixed report’

A new report on the status of reef and near-shore fisheries of Pacific Islands has delivered a mixed verdict about their health.

Putting Knowledge Into Action: Wallis and Futuna Leads in Disaster Preparedness with Support

Putting knowledge into action: Wallis and Futuna leads in disaster preparedness with support from SPC and the European Union
Rural Communities Reap Benefits from Coconuts

Rural Communities Reap Benefits from Coconuts

Creating income-generating opportunities for rural people in Samoa is at the heart of an initiative that engages small-scale famers to produce virgin coconut oil for export.