May 15, 2020

Virtual Consulting Lifeline Created to Help Struggling South Pacific Tourism Operators

High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators - COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.
April 27, 2020

SPTO Member Countries’ Consolidated Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus 27th April 2020

As at 27th April 2020 and as per the official WHO website and information received from members the relevant stats for the Pacific are as follows.
March 18, 2020

5 things you can do in Tuvalu that will make your trip special

The islands of Tuvalu are midway between Hawaii and Australia. So, even though they’re tricky to get to, there’s a lot of exciting stuff in store once you arrive!
March 12, 2020

Cruise Lines international Association (CLIA) Statement on COVID-19

As part of the cruise industry’s continued commitment to the health and safety of guests and crew, as well as the residents of port cities and destinations around the world, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice of the global cruise industry, announced today the adoption of additional enhanced screening measures in response to COVID-19.
February 17, 2020

Joint Advisory from CROP on Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, member agencies of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) take this opportunity to advise […]
February 13, 2020

Work To Address Marine Plastic Litter Gets Off The Ground

A cleaner Pacific Ocean free from single-use plastics. This is the vision behind the Pacific Ocean Litter Project (POLP), a six-year AUD 16 million project, which aims to complement existing waste management projects to support the delivery of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s Pacific Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2018.
November 28, 2019

12 Pacific Beauties vie for the crown as the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2019 gets underway

Pacific Island countries are well represented at the 33rd annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2019 by their beautiful queens in the land of a million different journeys, Papua New Guinea.
November 27, 2019

NZ company to help Tuvalu reach renewable energy goal

New Zealand renewable energy company Infratec has won a $US5.4 million contract to help Tuvalu towards its goal of 100 percent renewable electricity.
November 7, 2019

US will lose Pacific influence over Paris decision – Forum

The US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement will undermine its influence and credibility in the Pacific, the Pacific Islands Forum chair says.
November 7, 2019

ADB gives Tuvalu solar energy grant

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $US6 million grant to Tuvalu for renewable energy.
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