Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pacific invasive species data to be available globally

Invasive species are the largest threat to biodiversity in the Pacific.

Offshore sector clashes with media over Paradise Papers fallout

The ICIJ insists the Appleby papers were made available via a leak from an insider, which the company denies.

CHOGM opens at Buckingham Palace

Many members of the Royal Family joined the gathering before the arrival of The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by the Prince of Wales.

Turnbull accused by Shorten of ‘strategic blunder’ in Pacific

Shorten did not shift from Labour’s support for the government over foreign interference but blamed the Coalition for neglecting the South Pacific as Chinese influence grows.

Mosquito-packed drones ready to fight diseases

SIT, a form of insect birth control, uses radiation to sterilize male mosquitos, which are then released to mate with wild females, who do not produce any offspring.

Britain and NZ to host Pacific climate change talks

Johnson said the United Kingdom was one of the Pacific's oldest friends and wanted to play an even more valuable role as a partner to Pacific Island countries.

PIANGO calls for justice at Commonwealth meet

Since 1950, natural disasters in the Pacific have killed more than 10,000 people and affected 9.2 million people of the Pacific’s 10 million population.

Giving women a slice of the pie will boost economies

Women have to overcome multiple discriminations in law and in practice as well as barriers to accessing finance and professional networks.

Parliamentarians workshop Westminster skills

Around 30 members and officials from Bougainville, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Tonga and Vanuatu made it to Wellington for the workshop.

CHOGM chance to push India as counter to China in Pacific

There’s now a real opportunity to increase India’s involvement to a revived Commonwealth commitment in the Pacific.