The musicians community water project, based in Ialuwalu village at Loukatai area on the island of Tanna, was finally launched on Thursday this week 7th November 2019. A 10,000L tank now supplies water to a population of approximately 3000 villagers, through the Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan association and co partners […]
A total ban on single use plastic bags in Papua New Guinea will come into effect on the 31st of January next year. The Post Courier reports the environment minister, Geoffrey Kama, made the announcement in a media release on Friday Mr Kama said the government banned the importation of […]
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $US6 million grant to Tuvalu for renewable energy. The bank said the grant would improve the climate resilience of Tuvalu’s energy sector and reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Its aim is to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources […]
Under a starry Samoan sky on a cool tropical night, six teams came together in a friendly competition creating amazing cuisine from locally-sourced ingredients during the Pacific Week of Agriculture held in Apia, Samoa in early October.
President Hilda Heine said that meant the country would be better placed to deal with the impacts of climate change. It was part of the Pacific Resilience Project, she said, which aims to strengthen warning systems, establish climate resilient investments on the shore, and to improve responses. Finance Minister Brenson […]
The direct relationship between the farmers who grow our food and chefs who prepare it was celebrated with a new alliance formed at the Chef and Mamas Cook Off Competition at the Orator Hotel yesterday. Chefs from restaurants across Samoa worked with farmers to bring a three course meal to […]
At the 29th meeting of the SPTO Council of Ministers held in Alofi, Niue, the Ministers were urged to take up stronger cooperation and commitment to the sustainable development of the Pacific Tourism industry, the lifeline for so many of our Pacific Island countries and territories. The comments were made […]
Raffe Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce that Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort and Fiji Gateway Hotel have started recycling 100% of the plastic bottles consumed at their respective property from 1 October 2019. All three Raffe Hotels & Resorts properties are working with local partners Mission Pacific […]
Plastics are a threat to marine life as well as the livelihoods of communities who depend on the ocean. Hence it is somewhat fitting that a project to protect sharks in the Beqa waters off of Viti Levu in Fiji also contributes innovatively to addressing plastic pollution while empowering communities to become more economically self-reliant.
I would like to begin by congratulating SPTO’s Sustainable Tourism Development Division on the launch of the monthly newsletter focusing on Sustainable Tourism and Community Development in the Pacific.
Running a small business is never easy, especially in the tourism industry and especially if you have to do it all yourself. Ensuring that the business is environmentally sustainable makes the challenge even more daunting but that’s exactly what Afelita’s is about.
Former Director of Policy and Planning at the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, Miss Alcinda Trawen has recently joined the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as the Deputy Manager for International Relations, based in Nara, Japan.
Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has announced a plan to plant about 30 million trees in response to the climate crisis. PAC News reported he made the announcement at the World Leaders for Nature event in New York. Mr Bainimarama said the trees would be planted over the next 15 years, […]
Kokomo Private Island, Fiji’s most exclusive private island resort has partnered with the world’s leading manta ray research and conservation charities to launch the South Pacific Acoustic Manta Tagging Project.