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  • 25
  • Mar

The tenth round of the PACER Plus trade negotiations due to be held this week in Port Vila, Vanuatu has been postponed due to the damaging effects of Cyclone Pam, which slammed the country fortnight ago.

  • 18
  • Mar

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is preparing initial assistance to support the government and people of Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam caused deaths and widespread damage across the South Pacific archipelago over the weekend, ADB President Takehiko Nakao announced yesterday.

  • 18
  • Mar

DIGICEL FIJI - As recovery efforts commence in Vanuatu, Digicel has made good progress in restoring its network enabling customers to make and receive calls, text messages and emails.

  • 18
  • Mar

SPREP - The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) was in the Cook Islands this month helping local broadcasters to understand how they can promote and shape resilient development through their daily reporting and to also keep safe and stay 'on air' during times of disasters.

  • 16
  • Mar

FUNAFUTI, (RNZI) - The Prime Minister of Tuvalu says nearly half of the population has been displaced by Cyclone Pam.

  • 16
  • Mar

FIJI LIVE - The Fijian Government is on standby to accommodate requests for assistance from the Vanuatu Government, says Minister for National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu.

  • 16
  • Mar

RED CROSS - As Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, Tropical Storm Bavi and Cyclone Nathan make their way across the Pacific, the Red Cross is working with both communities and local authorities to prepare for what could become an unprecedented relief response.

  • 16
  • Mar

REUTERS - The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu reported widespread devastation on Sunday as authorities declared a state of emergency after a “monster” cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation.

  • 16
  • Mar

A PROPOSAL for the five Melanesian provinces of Indonesia to become a united member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) is well advanced.

  • 12
  • Mar

RNZI: Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister says there's never been a better time to invest in the country, RNZI reports.

  • 12
  • Mar

Fiji Times - EXILED  West Papuan pro-independence leader Benny Wenda is hoping Fiji will support his movement's bid for membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

  • 12
  • Mar

THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has commended two fisheries project planned for Rabaul, in East New Britain, saying they will have vast economic benefits.

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