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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.

Ni-Vanuatu Seasonal employer needs workers

A total of 71 Ni-Vanuatu workers will be recruited to begin work as fruit and vegetable pickers on five different farms at the Maroochy SunShine, Pacific Crop Harvesting PTY LTD in Australia by Tuesday next week.

Data and statistics vital for tourism industry

It’s important to measure the value of tourism and see how much it contributes to the different sectors within the country.

Australian franchises keen to operate in PNG

Several franchises in Australia have indicated interest in partnering with National Development Bank (NDB) to bring in businesses to support locals in setting up businesses, bank managing director Moses Liu said.  

SPC: A regional research initiative is looking at innovative approaches to induce activators in plants to enhance their defences to fight off pests and diseases. The research is focusing on a mechanism by which an activator trips the plants’ own defensive shield. The research work being implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) with donor partners is part of an integrated effort to find sustainable pest management regimes for high value crops such as vegetables.

Success story of PNG seaweed farming

THE Government of Papua New Guinea has been using seaweed farming as a source of income for the past six years.