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... storm in Pacific; Onboard INSV Tarini, they showed exceptional skill to navigate their way; The officers are part of the Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition. Six women naval officers on a journey around the world are seen braving a storm in the Pacific Ocean as they make their way to the Falkland Islands, ...
The traditional queen of the island of Atiu in the Cook Islands, Ada Rongomatane, has died after falling into a coma last week. The Cook Islands are mourning the passing of Ada Rongomatane Ariki, pictured here on the right with the late Te Tika Mataiapo Dorice Reid. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Flo Syme ...

China has responded angrily to Australia's criticism of its loans and aid to Pacific island nations. The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Concetta Fierravanti-wells, has raised concerns Chinese funds are being used to build unnecessary infrastructure and the developing nations will ...
Senator Concetta Fierravanti-wells said there was no doubt China had been "duchessing" politicians in the Pacific, but Beijing's activities were being met with growing resentment among some island communities. China transferred at least $US1.8 billion ($2.3bn) in aid to South Pacific nations from 2006 to ...
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- A marine biologist believes a humpback whale shielded her from a 15-foot tiger shark in the South Pacific. Nan Hauser said she didn't understand the actions of the 25-ton whale that she met face-to-face in the Cook Islands. Then she saw the shark. She's heard on a video telling the ...

Speaking with The World Today's Samantha Donovan, he says that there are legitimate questions to be asked about the terms of China's aid loans, which are putting financial stress on many Pacific Island nations, and that he would like to see Australia and China working together to deliver aid to the Pacific ...
environmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and its partners have introduced blockchain technology to the Pacific islands' tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to help stamp out illegal fishing and human rights abuses, WWF said. Tracking fish from vessel to the supermarket, the ...
"We feel really honoured to have been appointed as ambassadors for the Pacific islands and are very excited to grow the host community at home in Fiji," Ms Singh said. Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, ...
A 15-member darts team will represent Tonga at the first South Pacific Darts Championships, to be held from 15-20 January 2018 in Vanuatu. The Tonga Darts ... Seven Pacific nations to take part in the Dart Competition include Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Niue, Tonga and Vanuatu.
BUCKHANNON -- Dental services are always in demand in the Kingdom of Tonga, made up of more than 170 islands in the South Pacific. Dr. Stephen and Sue ... Two other middle schools on the island are part of the church's education system and feed into Liahona high school. The student population ...
Four of those countries are small islands in the Pacific with a collective population the size of Mobile, Alabama - fewer than 200,000. Of the four ... The Pacific island is an independent country, but it was under US control until 1986 when the two countries signed a "free association agreement". The pact ...
So, it is a way to gauge the level of commitment of an organization to transparency and accountability and just good governance," said WestCare Pacific islands Senior Vice-President Sarah Thomas Nededog. WPI now joins Sanctuary inc., the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the ...
Too many officials operate with blinders on. Few think in terms of population and over-population; let's just build those docks and barracks and ignore everything else. It is the silo mentality playing out in the Western Pacific. Another factor is the employment mind-set of the military on Guam. The island is part ...
That's how the volcanic island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (Hunga Tonga) came into the world in January 2015, nestling in between two existing, uninhabited Polynesian islands that make up part of the Kingdom of Tonga. In the last 150 years, only three volcanic islands have emerged like this and ...
SUVA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Toomalatai, was crowned on Saturday night Miss Pacific islands 2017 in Nadi, the third largest city of Fiji, which hosted the 31st beauty pageant of the South Pacific island states. Toomalatai's victory in the beauty contest has ended American ...
SUVA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The 31st Miss Pacific islands pageant started on Wednesday night in Nadi, the third largest city of Fiji, with nine beautiful contestants from the South Pacific island states. The opening ceremony of the four-day pageant included a march through Nadi while the launch was officiated ...

... 25,000 negotiators and climate-watchers, was led by Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who advocated for deeper cuts to carbon emissions and infrastructural support for vulnerable island nations, like Fiji, in the face of rising ocean levels to the international community. Pacific Standard staff writer ...
Five Pacific islands are included in the European Union's (EU) first blacklist, which names 17 tax havens, including American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau and Samoa as "non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes". Another 47 countries who are on a watchlist, promise to change their tax rules ...
At the end of the long pier is Fiji's newest island retreat - but I might as well be walking towards an idyllic island in the Maldives. Except this one costs a ... Daniel Finch, Wotif's managing director, says the Pacific islands are the third most popular region for Kiwi travellers, after Australia and South-East Asia) .
CARLETON ISLAND, N.Y. - The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a large cargo ship that has run aground in the St. Lawrence River just west of Clayton, according to the U.S. Coast Guard in Buffalo. The 623-foot bulk cargo carrier the Pacific Huron ran aground Wednesday about 1,000 feet outside the St.
France scored a major diplomatic victory this year when the Pacific islands Forum accepted both New Caledonia and French Polynesia as full members. Eddie Calvo, the governor of the American territory of Guam, had hoped to offer Chamoros a non-binding plebiscite on their status, but Federal courts ...
Five Pacific islands are included in the European Union's (EU) first blacklist, which names 17 tax havens, including American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau and Samoa as "non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes". Another 47 countries who are on a watchlist, promise to change their tax rules ...
Four of those countries are small islands in the Pacific with a collective population the size of Mobile, Alabama - fewer than 200,000. Of the four ... The Pacific island is an independent country, but it was under US control until 1986 when the two countries signed a "free association agreement". The pact ...
"We will host the 8th Pacific islands Leaders Meeting (PALM8) on 18th and 19th May 2018, in Iwaki City, in Japan," he said. Mr Omura said the meeting was held once every three years since 1997. According to the ambassador this is an important meeting where Leaders of 14 Pacific Island Countries get ...
Update: 5:05PM NEWLY-crowned Miss Pacific islands Matauaina Gwendolyn To'omalatai has been appointed the 2018 Pacific islands Tourism ambassador. The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) made this announcement today. As the first new ambassador, Miss Pacific islands will be ...
An Australian mother and her three-year-old son have been brutally murdered in their home on the Pacific Island of Kiribati. Sarah Moses, a Tasmanian local, and her son Jack were found tragically stabbed to death in their home on Saturday in which police are suspecting is a domestic violence incident.
Deputy Director General (North America and Oceania) Xu Xueyuan, meeting Pacific islands journalists at the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Beijing. ... China wants to share its development experiences with other countries, with a belief that everybody in the world shares the same future, Pacific Island ...
From that beginning, United has continued to expand its route network across the South Pacific. In 1968, United linked the Hawaiian Island, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Guam. Today, nearly a half century later, United's Island Hopper -- Flight 155 -- departs Guam in the morning and makes a ...
That's how the volcanic island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai (Hunga Tonga) came into the world in January 2015, nestling in between two existing, uninhabited Polynesian islands that make up part of the Kingdom of Tonga. In the last 150 years, only three volcanic islands have emerged like this and ...
The conference morphed into the India-Pacific Island Sustainable Development Conference and was held in May this year in Suva. The forum refocused its goals toward ... The importance of climate change issues to Pacific islands states is not lost on countries who take them seriously. The refocusing of the ...
New Orleans -- How is a little Pacific island like the planet Mars? Let James Garvin count the ways. In December 2014, an underwater volcano amid the islands of Tonga in the South Pacific erupted. When the eruption ended and ashes settled a month later, a new island had emerged, rising 400 feet ...
Palau, a small island nation in the North Pacific with a population of about 20,000, is described in its tourist literature as a pristine paradise. Tourism is extremely important to the economy; between 2011 and 2016, the number of visitors to the islands averaged 130,000 annually--one of the highest ratios of ...
Tonga will host the 2018 Miss Pacific islands pageant, which is usually held around the first week of December. ... commit, and will will host the pageant in 2019 instead, said Executive Secretary of the Pacific Island Pageant Secretariat and Samoa Tourism Authority's Chief Executive, Papalii Sonya Hunter.
The Prime Minister, Ms Jacinda Ardern, plans to create a special refugee visa for Pacific Island residents who are forced to migrate because of rising sea levels. The government wants to discuss the scheme with Pacific nations next year and plans to start with 100 places annually. In an interview this week ...
SUVA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Miss American Samoa, Matauaina Toomalatai, was crowned on Saturday night Miss Pacific islands 2017 in Nadi, the third largest city of Fiji, which hosted the 31st beauty pageant of the South Pacific island states. Toomalatai's victory in the beauty contest has ended American ...
THE stage is set for the Miss Pacific islands 2017 pageant which begins next Wednesday at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. The competition will feature nine contestants from across the region. Reigning Miss Pacific islands Anne Dunn said the contestants were winners in their own right, having gone through ...
United Nations, Nov 30 2017 (IPS) - The 57 small island developing states (SIDS), including 20 described as territories which are non-UN members, are some ... Asked why Pacific islands need particular attention, Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the secretary general and CEO of CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, ...
Two contestants for the Miss Pacific islands Pageant 2017Miss Pacific islands Pageant 2017 have already arrived at the host municipality in Nadi. Minister for Local government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala confirmed this yesterday at a press conference in Suva.
He argues our problem in the Pacific is not one of resourcing, it is rather one of attention. ... by the fact that there are very few Pacific islanders in Australia. ... for most Pacific island countries, our aid will be a permanent feature.
(L-R) Mrs Kioa, Mrs Rarawa (Solomon Islands), General manager ... PRESS RELEASE - Federal Pacific insurance and finance in Tonga joined ... Island and Timor Leste and we have plans to move into other Pacific islands ...
When Alifereti Tawake was a boy growing up on Fiji's Kadavu Island, his ... Pacific islanders have always had their own traditional means of ...
The Pacific tsunami Warning Center promptly issued a tsunami threat ... on September 25 shows Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae.
Locals in Tebikenikora, a village in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. ... impacts of climate change are increasingly severe for Pacific islands.
A HUGE earthquake has rocked the Pacific islands of New ... The magnitude 6.6 quake struck 42 miles from Nadine in the Loyalty Islands.
Pacific Island nations could lose as much as 80 per cent of their fish by the end of the century, as climate change causes species to go extinct, ...
2018 APEC host to invite Pacific islands to fight global warming ... is planning to include leaders of smaller Pacific island nations to voice the ...
Not only are the hundreds of thousands of people living in the Pacific islands under threat of losing their homes thanks to climate change, but ...
London (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pacific islanders may be ... of the South Pacific, noted that for many island communities with deep ...
A LARGE swath of Pacific Island nations are slowly being eaten away until residents will be forced to evacuate and the islands eventually sink ...


 

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