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MOU to support work on international disaster response law guidelines

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat that will support work to strengthen national policy, institutional and legal frameworks to reduce the risk of disasters, mitigate their effects when they occur and expedite the recovery of our communities.

Forum Secretariat, OCTA and the MSG Secretariat increases support

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA) and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat have announced increased coordination in the implementation of regional trade and investment initiatives under the auspices of the European Union funded project.

Tonga government awards 5% salary rise to civil servants

Tonga's public servants were awarded a 5% pay rise in mid-February, back-dated to January, said Tufui Faletau, the acting CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP).

SPC headquarters celebrates 65 years in Noumea

Yesterday SPC marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of its Headquarters in New Caledonia.

Pacific businesses encouraged to cooperate more for economic gain

The head of the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation says business leaders need to change their thinking about competitors and work better together to increase export opportunities.

Why I was sacked: Pokajam

Letter from Suva, by Islands Business Managing Editor, Laisa Taga.

Churches urged to speak up for West Papua people

CHURCHES must stand and speak for the rights of the voiceless in the community.

Rio Tinto eyes return to Panguna mine

BUKA, PNG - Bougainville Copper is to open an office on Bougainville Island this year as sentiment begins to build within Papua New Guinea for a resumption of mining of the giant Panguna copper deposit.

PNG’s first LNG export due by July

Papua New Guinea’s first liquefied natural gas cargo is expected to leave from near Port Moresby in the next four months, with the $US19 billion (K46bn) PNG LNG project set to perform a rare regional feat by coming on stream ahead of schedule.

BSP launch new VISA debit card

FIJI TIMES - Bank South Pacific (BSP) has launched its new VISA debit card in Suva, which, among other things, will make travelling easier for its customers.