Friday, December 3, 2021

US$5 million ADB grant to support Tonga’s post covid-19 economic recovery

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Tonga have signed a US$5 million grant agreement to help restore and accelerate private sector-led...

Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion this year

The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector US$2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling...

Fijian Government steps-up entry conditions for red list countries in response to Omicron variant

The Fijian Government has strengthened its strict conditions for entry for incoming travelers from red list countries in response to the newly-reported Omicron variant...

WTO: General Council decides to postpone MC12 indefinitely

The WTO's General Council agreed late Friday (26 November) to postpone the imminent Ministerial Conference after an outbreak of a particularly transmissible strain of...

CBSI estimates $227 million minimum loss to the local economy due to the unrest

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has conducted an initial impact assessment over the damage to the economy caused by the recent unrest...

UN shipping body considers zero emissions goal, defers decision to 2023

Countries are open to strengthening a global climate goal for shipping, but not before a planned review of the strategy in 2023. That was the...

Pacific Islands Minister confirms ‘concerns’ for Australian businesses in Solomon Islands

The Pacific Islands Minister has confirmed there are concerns for a number of Australian businesses near the unrest in the Solomon Islands. Pacific Islands Minister...

PNG IFMS System hacked: Pundari

Papua New Guinea's Finance Department is restoring the Government system after a purported hacker left its Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) vulnerable for a...

OCO and WHO Stand Against Illicit Trade of Tobacco

A joint operation by the Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) and the World Health Organisation codenamed “Operation EXIT” is expected to provide insights into how...

Pacific Regional E-Commerce Strategy and Roadmap Approved

A new Regional Strategy to boost e-commerce will help Pacific businesses make the most of global online markets. Endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers,...

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