Pacific Scoop

Archive for August, 2011

PM welcomes region’s leaders to Pacific Islands Forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will host leaders from around the Pacific in Auckland next week, as the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting gets underway on Tuesday. Read more »

Fisheries management much more than just a FAD

Press Release – Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council claims that “Greenpeace is doing a great job attracting attention to bycatch issues in these remote fisheries (tuna fisheries in the western Pacific Ocean)”. The New Zealand seafood industry disagrees. Read more »

Scientist Creates New Hypothesis on Ocean Acidification

Press Release – Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

A Researcher at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, an organized research unit in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has come up with a new explanation for the effects of ocean acidification … Read more »

Samoan author to release first Samoan YA fiction novel

Press Release – Lani Wendt Young

Take one Manu Samoa rugby player, one talented photographer, some liberally applied coconut oil, a bone carving necklace and a piece of elei fabric – and what do you have? A dazzling selection of photographs taken for the cover of the next book by … Read more »

Marshallese women develop political skills

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

“I am very happy that this mock parliament is being held for the first time in Marshall Islands. I strongly believe that this will help the women of Marshall Islands to engage more effectively in politics,” said Hon Norman Mathew, the Minister for … Read more »

PacificHeads of Education committed to education development

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum

As the 18th Consultation Meeting of the Pacific Heads of Education Systems (PHES) ended in Koror, Republic of Palau on 26th August, there was a general feeling of renewed commitment towards fast-tracking reforms in education in the region for the … Read more »

Message to the Fiji Security Forces

Press Release – Colonel Tevita Mara

The murderer Bainimarama and Khaiyum’s brutal dictatorship and tyranny on our own people has reached a critical moment. The oppression, corruption, poverty and brutality is rising, a 12 year old boy had his fingers broken under Bainimarama’s … Read more »

To the Shores of Tripoli

Column – Uri Avnery

Though the Bible tells us “Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth” (Proverbs 24:17), I could not help myself. I was happy. Muammar al-Gaddafi was the enemy of every decent person in the world. He was one of the worst tyrants in recent memory. Read more »

Message to the Fiji Security Forces – Ratu Tevita Mara

Press Release – Fiji Democracy Movement.

Message by Ratu Tevita Mara. Read more »

Tuna bycatch a problem

Press Release – New Zealand Sport Fishing

The western Pacific Ocean has experienced an unprecedented expansion in tuna fishing over the last 30 years. Read more »

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