Regional Archive May 2019

Erin Elizabeth McKee the new US Ambassador to PNG, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.

New US Envoy to PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, announced his intent to nominate Erin Elizabeth McKee of California to be Ambassador to PNG, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.
As Australia’s flagship technical and vocational education and training (TVET) program, APTC has trained over 13,000 Pacific women and men, including more than 480 Kiribati citizens, since its commencement in 2007.

17 APTC Students Graduate in Kiribati

Seventeen i-Kiribati students graduated in eight different technical and vocational programs from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in a graduation ceremony held at the Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT) on Wednesday 15 May 2019.
"It shows if you work hard dreams do come true."

Fijian Roy Krishna Officially the A-League's Best Player

The Wellington Phoenix striker has been awarded the Johnny Warren Medal for the competition's player of the 2018/19 season.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres with Climate Change Minister James Shaw ...“It is absolutely crucial to have the leadership of the youth."

"Be Noisy As Possible on Climate Change," UN Secretary General's Message to Youths

Older generations are failing to address climate change and they need the world’s youth to lead the way, says United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
Plumbing training participants and APTC staff - plumbing trainer, James Matariki, and Vocational Training Manager for Vanuatu and Nauru, Natasha Murray.

VIT and APTC to Renew Partnership for Skills Training in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) organised a storian to jointly agree and shape a renewed APTC and VIT Partnership for 2019-2022.
A numbers game has been underway in the South Pacific nation with rival camps of MPs jostling for dominance at meetings in recent days.

PNG Government Delays Planned Motion of no Confidence

Parliamentary sittings in Papua New Guinea were postponed for three weeks after opposition MPs planned a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.