December 21, 2020

Discovering Fiji: Arrival of the Kioan Islanders

Dancing and feasting presided over Kioa in Cakaudrove as its people, now scattered around the Fiji group, converged at their island home on October this year to mark Kioa Day.
November 14, 2020

The Last COVID-Free Places On Earth: Five Islands In The Pacific And Antarctica

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, from the Vatican to the White House, the coronavirus has spread relentlessly. It’s been confirmed on every continent but one and in […]
August 12, 2020

Cook Islands uphold regional maritime security via 17th annual Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting

The Cook Islands recently concluded participation in the 17th annual Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFC Ministerial) held from 6 – 7 August, conducted online for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 13, 2019

Pacific Islands Forum Sectary General Statement: Passing of the Prime Minister of Tonga , HON. SAMIUELA ‘AKILISI PŌHIVA

Tongan Prime Minister Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva would be remembered as a compelling advocate for democracy and freedom, and a kind man and principled man with great affection for Pacific people, said Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor.
August 15, 2019

Tuvalu PM Launches Pacific Skills Portal Initiative for Skills, Jobs and Workforce Development

An initiative to harness the benefits of data and technology to match jobs with skills and support policy makers to plan for workforce development was launched at the 50th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Tuvalu on Wednesday 14 August.
August 14, 2019

Pacific Islands Forum to open in Tuvalu

The 50th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) opening in Tuvalu later today will see Pacific Leaders gather to discuss issues vital to the future the Pacific region, and the planet as a whole.
August 12, 2019

Frank talk and the two C’s: What to watch for at this week’s Pacific Forum

There was a frenetic energy outside the Sir Tomasi Puapua Convention Centre on Sunday, where the finishing touches were being hurriedly put to the newly-built centre on reclaimed land here on Tuvalu's main atoll, Funafuti.
July 4, 2019

SPTO assists Tuvalu prepare for Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation is working with the Government of Tuvalu to prepare communities and the tourism industry for the influx of visitors to the nation during the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting in August said SPTO Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Cocker.
May 22, 2019

SPTO releases 2019-2024 Pacific Tourism Forecast

SPTO has released its inaugural Pacific Tourism Forecast for 2019-2024. The forecast has noted a two percent growth of international visitor arrivals into 18 countries in the Pacific in 2018.
May 17, 2019

‘One day we’ll disappear’: Tuvalu’s sinking islands

On the hottest days, Leitu Frank feels like she can’t breathe any more. The housewife and mother of five decamps from her airless concrete home to catch the breeze in a simple wooden shack by the water’s edge.
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