- Sports News : Exciting Pacific Nations Cup schedule announced by World Rugby [24/05/2018 - Fiji]
- Sports News : Former Fiji coach Ben Ryan says Super franchise could transform Pacific Island rugby [24/05/2018 - Fiji]
- Sports News : Solomon Islands PM confirms 2023 Games support from Taiwan [24/05/2018 - Solomon Islands]
- News Feature : ACP Group Set to Negotiate as One in the new Modern Post Cotonou Agreement [24/05/2018 - Belgium]
- Business News : Islands Business acquires Newswire Fiji [24/05/2018 - Fiji]
- News : SOLDELPA leader Rabuka granted bail [24/05/2018 - Fiji]
- News : Former Prime Minister constitutional redress application struck out [24/05/2018 - Fiji]
- News Feature : Pacific Island Journalists Feel the Urgency in Reporting Climate Change [24/05/2018 - Tonga]
- Business News : Samoa eyes Australia’s’ Pacific Labour Scheme [24/05/2018 - Samoa]
- Business News : Seasonal Workers on demand in Australia [24/05/2018 - Samoa]
- News : SODELPA leader Rabuka charged in relation to asset and liability declaration [24/05/2018 - Fiji]
- News : NZDF set to start maritime patrols with Fiji [24/05/2018 - Fiji]
- Sponsored : Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
UK Prime Minister Theresa May opened the Commonwealth Business Forum at London’s historic Guildhall this morning, on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
May delivered her address to a packed hall of business and government leaders during a keynote session on strengthening Commonwealth Advantage.
The Prime Minister said: “Freer, easier trade means stronger economies, more jobs, more choice and lower prices – and that is true here in the UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world.
“With its unique scope and global voice, such a Commonwealth can set a powerful example to the world, one that demonstrates and underlines the importance of protecting free trade and the rules-based international order.”
She added: “Today’s initiatives are an example of what can be done to make that happen, of how governments can lay the groundwork for growth. But you in business also have a vital role to play. The discussions here will feed into the full summit, so I hope you take the chance to share ideas and insights, to identify new challenges and new opportunities, to highlight where Commonwealth governments can step up and do more and even where, perhaps, we should step back and do a little less.”
The Business Forum will be held across the Guildhall and Mansion House in the City of London and the QEII Conference Centre and Westminster.
The forum will address the CHOGM 2018 theme 'Towards a Common Future' and will focus on six key areas: accessing modern financial services; easing the pathway for business and growth; harnessing Commonwealth technology and innovation; creating a new attitude to sustainable business; mobilising an export economy; and attracting inward investment.
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media