Divine Word Uni celebrates 19 years

A national university has celebrated 19 years of its existence and service to higher education. Divine Word University (DWU) celebrated this milestone during its Foundation Day morning devotion at the DWU Chapel on Friday 21st of August. Keynote speaker and retired chairman of the Commission of the Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Simon Kenehe…

More countries to participate in energy conservation in the Pacific

SUVA, (IUCN) – Three new countries have recently participated in the initiated International Union of Conservation for Nature Oceania Regional Office (IUCN ORO) Energy projects, as it continues to make positive impacts to the livelihoods of pacific countries. The project “Managing the Ecosystem and Livelihood implications of Energy policies in the Pacific Island States” (Pacific…

Workshop to help fishers and farmers

NADI, (CTA) – A regional workshop to identify alternative scenarios for development of the Pacific food chain system under climate change  is currently taking place in Nadi, Fiji. The  workshop which began on August 25 -27th brings together practitioners a nd decision makers to deliberate on this delicate a nd important issue.  Scenarios and narratives…

Worst El Nino predicted

WELLINGTON, (RNZI) – Climate forecasters are warning Pacific countries to make long-term preparations for what looks to be one of the worst El Niño events in many years. New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said water temperatures, which dictate El Niño’s strength, are already 3-5°C above normal, with the potential to…

Preparing to battle drought

Port Moresby (The National) –  FARMERS in Chimbu have taken measures to help their communities overcome the current dry weather in the province. Village leader Tobby Sundu said several communities in the Gembogl district, including his bulb onion farming village of Womkama, were affected by drought and frost that has destroyed gardens and dried up…

MSG holds key trade meetings

Suva (Fiji Times) – A SERIES of key trade meetings will be held this week in Nadi by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The meetings will end with the 3rd MSG Trade Ministers Meeting on August 31. Senior officials and representatives from Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are attending the first meeting held today…