Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fiji likely to take part in 2017 Asian Games

Fiji likely to take part in 2017 Asian Games

A total of 72 countries including Fiji are looking to take part at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games for the first time in the Central Asia region in Turkmenistan. ONOC president Dr Robin Mitchell has just returned ...

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Solomons PM urged to ratify UN disability convention

Solomons PM urged to ratify UN disability convention

An organisation representing people with disabilities in Solomon Islands is urging the country’s prime minister to ratify the UN treaty for the protection of their human rights. Manasseh Sogavare, who will shortly attend the UN General Assembly in New York, ...

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VW shares crash 20% on emissions cheating scandal

VW shares crash 20% on emissions cheating scandal

Shares in Volkswagen crashed 20% Monday, wiping 16 billion euros ($18 billion) off the company’s value after it was found to have misled U.S. regulators. Federal and state regulators said Friday that the German company cheated on environmental standards by ...

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Pacific’s catch value of tuna stands at $4.8 billion

Pacific’s catch value of tuna stands at $4.8 billion

The Pacific’s catch value of tuna stands at about $4.8 billion. However, what portion of this value is realised in the Pacific region remains a question. “Are we only going to sell access rights and fishing days or do we ...

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Tuna catch estimate falls

Tuna catch estimate falls

PNG’s National Fisheries Authority Managing Director John Kasu told the Pacific Tuna Forum today that total tuna catch estimate fell by 42%. The El Nino, he said is expected to cause more drop in tuna catches this year. A total ...

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Workshop to help agricultural sector in the Pacific

Workshop to help agricultural sector in the Pacific

A three day workshop is now underway in Suva to boost the agriculture sector in the Pacific. The Pacific Agriculture Policy workshop will focus on how senior agriculture and finance officials improve their area of work. “To share expertise. To ...

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Tiger kills zookeeper in New Zealand

Tiger kills zookeeper in New Zealand

A senior keeper at a New Zealand zoo has died after she was attacked by one of its Sumatran tigers. The attack by a male tiger named Oz took place Sunday morning at Hamilton Zoo on New Zealand’s North Island, ...

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Samoan Editor says not enough education on gun safety

Samoan Editor says not enough education on gun safety

The editor of the Samoa Observer newspaper says there’s not enough education on gun safety in the country. Police are investigating an incident in which an unregistered gun was used in the apparently accidental killing of a 9-year-old boy. Mata’afa ...

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Japan gains lot of attention

Japan gains lot of attention

The team which has shook the world – Japan are now gaining a lot of attention as they prepare for their second pool game. And after scoring a match winning try Karne Hesketh is still pinching himself.

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