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14th FEMM endorses measures to expand FICs base

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

The 14th Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting (FEMM) held in Alofi, Niue, 27 – 28 October has endorsed measures which are considered essential to expand the economic base of Forum island countries (FICs). Read more »

SPC seeks new sources of vital health funding

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is seeking new sources of funding to sustain the long-term battle against the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which kill more than half of the region’s people prematurely. Read more »

PM Receives Education Funds From ROC

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

Prime Minister Danny Philip has today received the final portion of the Funding Support for the 2010 Solomon Islands Government Training and Education Award from the Ambassador of ROC (Taiwan) HE George Chan. Read more »

Preliminary 2010 September Financial Results

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

The Ministry of Finance today released the preliminary Solomon Island Government (SIG) financial results for YTD September 2010. The September 2010 financial information is unaudited and the reported figures are the best currently available and may change … Read more »

SI-PNG Border Talks End In Gizo

Press Release – Solomon Islands Government

SI-PNG Border Talks End In Gizo Senior Officials from the Governments of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea have successfully ended the “4th Joint Border Meeting” in Gizo, Western Province yesterday. Read more »

The Unique Waitakere Diwali: An echoing message to the Super Auckland City

The Ramayan and Ram Darbar: No this is not from a Bollywood movie or from a devotional photo, this the live scene from the resounding successful Ram Lila performed at Waitakere Diwali 2010. (Photo by Thakur Ranjit Singh.)

Pacific Scoop:
Report – By Thakur Ranjit Singh.

Just mind-blowing and magnificent – these are the terms that sum up the Waitakere Diwali at Trusts Stadium on Sunday 24th October, 2010. The Stadium, with seating, temporary chairs, standing and sitting was choc a block with some 5000 attentive people witnessing the grand stage Ram Lila performed by the students of Waitakere Hindi School. This perhaps is the largest indoor Diwali celebration in the southern hemisphere, if not in the world.

The stage play Ram Lila , based on life of Lord Ram from Hindu epic Ramayan, was preceded by the traditional aarti (welcome) song, followed by the New Zealand National anthem on the accompaniment of Harmonium and tabla, (Indian twin-drum) first in Maori followed by the English version. Read more »

Cuban Foreign Minister Demands End Of US Blockade

Press Release – Embajada de Cuba Nueva Zelanda

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla demanded on Tuesday the immediate end of Washington’s almost 50-year-old economic, trade and financial blockade of the Caribbean nation. Read more »

Unequivocal Victory In Vote On Cuba

Press Release – Embajada de Cuba Nueva Zelanda

For the 19th consecutive time Cuba won a victory in the UN General Assembly, by securing the majority of Member States’ support vote on the resolution “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the USA against Cuba.” Read more »

SPC Will Be A ‘Larger Organisation’ In 2011

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

In January 2011, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will be a larger organisation with more staff and additional programmes, according to its Director-General, Dr Jimmie Rodgers. Read more »

FEMM Discusses Climate Change Financing Options

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

The 14th Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting (FEMM) which got underway in Alofi, Niue today will discuss options for the Pacific region to improve access to, and management of, climate change financing. Read more »

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