Vanuatu Football President lauds team

PORT VILA, (VANUATU DAILY POST) – Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF) President, Lambert Maltock, has come out to congratulate the national senior team on the performance they did over the weekend against the Solomon Islands team. Vanuatu’s senior men’s team had to pull off a last minute call up for players, and had only one afternoon…

PACER Plus could erode social services in Pacific says CTU

WELLINGTON, (RNZI) – New Zealand____s Council of Trade Unions said removal of trade tariffs in the Pacific would take away an important source of funding for social services. The council____s secretary Sam Huggard presented evidence to New Zealand Parliament____s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee examining the progress on the PACER-Plus trade agreement. Huggard…

Vanuatu to host Pacific Week of Agriculture in October

NOUMEA,  (PACNEWS) – Vanuatu will host the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) in October this year. The announcement was made by Vanuatu representative at the 47th CRGA (Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations) in Noumea. “On behalf of the Vanuatu Government I have the pleasure to announce that the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture…

Pacific fisheries observers safety a concern: WWF

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Concerns have been raised that some countries have not yet implemented the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) requirements, imposed in 2016. This is to provide all regional observers with appropriate technology that will not only save lives but ultimately improve data they submit. The concern was raised by…

World Cup giants ready for opener

OFC: Papua New Guinea made their FIFA U-20 World Cup debut in 2016 and they’re hungry for another taste of the world stage, but with defending regional champions New Zealand first up at the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship tomorrow they’ll have their work cut out for them. Leading a side bursting with talent and experience,…

Games Council sues Tongan government

NUKU____ALOFA,  (RNZI) – The Pacific Games Council has begun legal proceedings against the Tonga government, following its decision to pull the plug on hosting the 2019 Games. The Council confirmed yesterday it would formally terminate the host agreement with Tonga for the 2019 Pacific Games, after the deadline passed for the government to recommit its…