News - Pacific and General

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Sep '17

1 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

De-Risking ‘Phenomenon’ Puts 700 Million Globally at Risk

The current era of political unrest and uncertainty, coupled with the rise of terror and cyberattacks, means that financial institutions have had to adhere to increasingly strict policies to...

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01

Sep '17

1 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific Islanders Festival captures the “Aloha Spirit”

The sweet sounds of a ukulele wafted through the air, which carried the mouthwatering aroma of teriyaki chicken being barbecued on an open grill. The cultures of the Pacific islands were on full...

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Aug '17

25 Aug 2017

Pacific and General

Money Services Business Asia Pacific Conference 2017 - September 2017

The MAPC 2017, the largest money services business (MSB) industry conference in the region, will have a host of exciting sessions lined up over the two-days of the conference. Day One of the MAPC...

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Aug '17

21 Aug 2017

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Pacific commits to greater collaboration in improving the science of floods and drought

Regional collaboration is essential to managing the impacts of droughts and floods across the Pacific.This was the finding of the Fourth Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-4) this week, as it...

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Aug '17

14 Aug 2017

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Australia to fund new initiatives in Pacific

Australia's foreign minister has announced US$8.6 million for two new initiatives to combat disease and improve nutrition in the Pacific. Julie Bishop said US$6 million would go towards a pilot...

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14

Aug '17

14 Aug 2017

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Australia provides 19 new patrol boats to Pacific island region to help combat transnational crimes

By Joe Yaya in Suva The Australian Government is providing 19 new patrol boats to Pacific island nations to combat increasing rates of transnational crimes in the region. Australia has also...

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31

Jul '17

31 Jul 2017

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Samoa and Real Tonga Airline heading into deal

Flights between Tonga and Samoa are closer to reality after a successful test flight.   Real Tonga Airlines plans to use one of its 34-seater planes from the northern island of Vava'u -...

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28

Jul '17

28 Jul 2017

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Samoa and Fiji airlines team up

Samoa's new international airline Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways have signed an agreement to jointly pursue a range of commercial opportunities. Fiji Airways CEO, Andre Viljoen, said the MOU...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

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Young Pacific leaders receive prestigious awards

Four Pacific women have been recognised for their leadership work in the community. As Sela Jane Aholelei the Queen's Young Leaders awards acknowledges young people in Commonwealth nations who...

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11

Jul '17

11 Jul 2017

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Sport: Basketball added to Pacific Mini Games

Three on three basketball has been added to the sporting program for this years Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Van2017 CEO Clint Flood said there was some time in the second week of competition...

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07

Jul '17

7 Jul 2017

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RSE scheme set to expand despite oversight concerns

A seasonal worker scheme providing employment for people from the Pacific has received a $10 million boost from the Government, which says it could be expanded to cover new industries like...

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Jun '17

29 Jun 2017

Pacific and General

Sport: Top rugby nations urged to tour Pacific Islands

Tier one rugby nations are being urged to follow the lead of Scotland, Italy and Wales by touring the Pacific Islands. The Scots were upset 27-22 in Suva at the weekend, one week after they...

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