Online para-vet training steps up for Pacific livestock health

Animal health officers are the eyes and ears of veterinarians in many Pacific countries where there are few or no veterinarians. They safeguard livestock health and provide essential regional animal disease surveillance. However, as they are not fully…

Opening Remarks at the Extended Continental Shelf Software (ECS) Training for Fiji Government 28 March 2022, Suva Fiji

Acknowledging the presence of Mr Manasa Lesuma, the Permanent Secretary of Defence, Policing and National Security; His Excellency, Dr Brian Jones, British High Commissioner to Fiji; Members of the Fiji Maritime Affairs Coordination Committee; colleagues…

Global satellites to boost access to relevant data in the Pacific

​ Pacific Countries are committed to the development of a new Digital Earth Pacific Program that will allow the use of global satellite systems to better understand the changes to our environment and countries in the Pacific. The Pacific Community (SPC)…

New GeneXpert testing machines to give Fiji’s COVID screening efforts a boost

The COVID pandemic has created many challenges to Pacific health systems, among these is increasing demand for expanding for testing. Although testing facilities do exist in the Pacific, most were designed to screen primarily for TB. As a result, there…

Grand opening of Kaybee farms tilapia fish hatchery by Minister of Fisheries in Fiji

Fiji’s Minister for Fisheries, Honourable Semi Koroilavesau officially opened the Kaybees male-fish-only tilapia hatchery in Nakasi this morning. In his opening remarks, Mr Koroilavesau congratulated Kaybee Farms on the initiative which will immediately…

MFA Release: Fiji Commits to Finalize Maritime Boundaries

Original Release here Press Releases FIJI COMMITS TO FINALISE MARITIME BOUNDARIES 09/10/2020  

Tropical Cyclone Harold provided invaluable data for future disaster response and planning

Good data is at the heart of planning for and responding to natural disasters in the Pacific. The region has invested heavily in tools to monitor changes in the environment, and be better prepared for the extreme conditions that can threaten Island…
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