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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.