NUKU’ALOFA – December 13: 11.35am (Nuku’alofa Times): The South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Microfinance Network has given out a total of US$100 Million in loan to women entrepreneurs in the South Pacific, including Tonga.
NUKU’ALOFA – December 13: 12.17pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is using information they have gathered from the formation of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai islands here in Tonga in 2015 to help them understand some features of other parts of the solar system like Mars.
SUVA, Fiji – December 6: 12.45pm (IB): RAMSI – the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands – that was sponsored by the Pacific Islands Forum and largely funded by the Australian Government is the Islands Business’ choice for 2017’s Pacific’s Entity of the Year.
SUVA, Fiji – December 6: 12.35pm (PIFS/UN Women): Today’s talanoa on the Pacific approaches to what works to end violence against women and girls highlighted the critical need for all Pacific communities to work together, with a focus on prevention.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 6: 11.50am (Solomon Star): THE Tokelau Arrangement – an agreement which aims to get Pacific nations working together to manage albacore tuna stocks – is not the right approach for the country, says Under-Secretary for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) Ferral Lasi.
By BERNADETTE H. CARREON in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 6: 11.30am (PACIFIC NOTE/WCPFC): A newer method of assessing bigeye tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean has resulted in a more positive appraisal of the population.
How to fish the world’s biggest ocean when tuna are scarce By EMMANUEL SAMOGLOU in MANILA MANILA, Phillipines – December 6: 11.20am (WCPFC): Different approaches towards managing a heavily depleted fish stock have emerged between two Pacific nations.
SYDNEY, Australia – December 5: 10.35pm (Newscom.au): AUSTRALIA may have claimed the spoils at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, but who made the team of the tournament?
PORT VILA, Vanuatu -December: 10.25pm (RNZI): The medical superintendent at Vanuatu’s Vila Central Hospital says they are still trying to address a shortage of midwives at the hospital.
NAIROBI, Kenya – December 5: 10pm (MEIDECC): Tonga is continuing to push for a ‘pollution free’ country at the Third Session of the UN Environment Assembly, which was officially opened yesterday at the UN office under the overarching theme of pollution.