Corrupted trade routes in the Pacific

SOLOMON Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and Samoa top global trade estimates for illicit financial flows Three of the world’s top ten most corrupted trade routes involve Pacific Islands countries. In the Pacific, Vanuatu suffers most from what a watchdog group calls “illicit financial flows”, focusing mostly on fake trade invoicing. Or as Global Financial…

Air Vanuatu is safe: CAAV

PORT VILA, (VANUATU POST) – Airline regulator of Vanuatu, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV) says the national carrier, Air Vanuatu planes are safe to operate because the airline has complied with requirements of the civil aviation authority. The director of CAAV, Joseph Niel says this does not mean that Air Vanuatu has complied…

Teo brings Pacific Way to fisheries talks

PACIFIC diplomacy at its best – that’s the only way to describe the Western Pacific Fisheries Commission’s recent road trip of Asia which poses the largest combined threat to regional fish stocks. The Chinese and Taiwanese fleets by their sheer size and state fuel subsidies have a distinct advantage over Pacific nations on the high…

SIM cards giveaway on arrival

VISITORS arriving in the country were being welcomed with a free SIM card gift from Bmobile-Vodafone company upon arrival at the Henderson terminal. This is part of the company’s promotion as the biggest network provider in the capital, Honiara. The Solomon Star understands that, the promotion has started since the middle of last month. “From…

Deepening Relations on Gender Issues in Palau

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