Reviews the week’s top business stories from the region (dur:15 minutes)
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Emergency rehab on the cards for Vanuatu airport as then tourism industry takes stock of another blow; A New Zealand company owed about $US 390,000 by the Papua New Guinea government; Plans move forward for a billion-dollar casino resort on Tinian;...
Vanuatu tourism suffers blow with airport woes; Efforts to help those affected by Samoa's flea market fire; PNG vegetable import policies criticised;And questions about Kiribati's land deal with Fiji.
A huge fire destroys Samoa's flea market; Tokelau reeling from collapse of US fishing deal; Pacific boasts the most ethical places tourism destinations; And Solomons memorial is to boost visitor numbers.
Pushing renewable energy in the Pacific, Papuans bypassed in boon from Freeport mine, Call centres may opt to move into the region.
We hear from Forum Fisheries Agency, legality of PNG logging queried, help for unemployed youth in Samoa, no unemployment benefits for Tahiti's poor.
An ADB assessment of the region's economy; The Cooks to tackle problems at Muri lagoon; Could Guam's fish be sold to Hawaii?
The debate about restarting mining on Bougainville; Gold Ridge in Solomon Islands gets a pumping station; Concern of a fishing company in American Samoa.
A drive in American Samoa to save the canneries; A fresh push to focus on the region's agriculture; Tonga puts off a financial transaction levy; And an appraisal of the value of remittances from New Zealand.
Coffee farmers in Vanuatu struggle after Cyclone Pam, Tonga gets a levy on foreign exchange dealings, hopes for more kava exports from Vanuatu, Niue pushes renewable energy.
West Sepik in Papua New Guinea keen on links with Indonesia; food and beverage exporters from the Pacific visit New Zealand; the Central Bank of Samoa pushes a financial inclusion strategy.
Concern in American Samoa over its canneries, Fiji's Prime Minister wants a resolution to the Namosi prospecting row, gloom in PNG ahead of the budget.
New Zealand halts Fiji bean imports, more on Japan's aid being rolled out in the Pacific and monorail plans in the CNMI.
Call for action from Micronesian countries over climate change; Fiji still at risk of major ILO probe over labour laws; Litigants urged to avoid court to settle Cook Islands land disputes.
Efforts to improve agriculture planning, Cook Islands businesses struggle to accommodate a smoking ban, vocational training to cope with climate change adaptation.
PACER Plus trade negotiations are said to be too rushed, Taiwan gets admonished over illegal fishing, Vanuatu poised for greater electricity access.
More uncertainty surrounds the region's tuna management; a Taiwanese boat busted for illegal fishing; Chinese investors eye up Fiji islands; Tonga removes frozen chickens that are a health hazard.
Pacific debate on the future of fisheries management heats up; Greenpeace pleased with Nauru for banning transhipments in its waters; Local Solomons goldminer holds off on untreated waste water release; And Niue has a whale of a humpback season.
Tonga considers restricting internet usage for youth; Pacific tuna managers say quota based fisheries system wont work in the region; And loggers in Solomon Islands unhappy with courts releasing illegally harvested logs.
We compare the Pacific Islands Forum to Bainimarama's development forum; Tonga's State Broadcaster is angry at being accused of not paying rugby rights; meanwhile, banks in the kingdom hit back at government criticism of high interest rates; and...
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