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Vanuatu disaster officials fear more deaths from Lusi

RNZI: Vanuatu's Disaster Management Office says the death toll could rise as it establishes the full extent of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Lusi.

PNG's LNG project expects mid-year delivery

ABC: The giant ExxonMobil liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea is months ahead of schedule and is expected to deliver first gas by mid-year.

Recruit the best

ONE of the many factors to achieving success in an organisation is having the right people at the forefront of operations.

PNG Nasfund warns companies

Companies whose members are actively contributing to Papua New Guinea's Superannuation Fund - Nasfund have been warned that failure to remit contributions on time will result in legal action being taken against them.

Fiji-PNG business talks

The Fiji-Papua New Guinea Business Council, will host quarterly events to keep and increase member-interest on investment opportunities available between both countries.

PNA discusses need to keep control of tuna supply

PNA - The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) closed its annual officials meeting Friday after discussing ways to control tuna supply and therefore increase economic returns to Pacific countries. 

Judge in PNG says asylum seekers live in a cobbled-together centre

RNZI: A judge in Papua New Guinea says asylum seekers on Manus Island are living in a cobbled-together detention centre, amid heavy security and in a very tense atmosphere, RNZI reports.

Samoa’s chamber wants tax reforms

Samoa's Chamber of Commerce has urged the Government to undertake key tax reforms to boost investment.


SPC: SPC is issuing a series of country reports for the Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu covering the status of sea cucumber resources and related management recommendations. While these coastal invertebrates are generally in decline, the situation in each country calls for specific recommendations.

Setting up TV station in Bougainville seen as crucial

The regional member for Papua New Guinea's autonomous province of Bougainville says setting up a television station is crucial as the province prepares for its eventual referendum on independence.