Tradewinds for 28 July 2015
The long term future of Papua New Guinea's Ok Tedi mine in doubt with mass sackings and production shut down; New labour mobility conditions bring fresh outlook for Pacer plus trade negotiations; New Zealand Government names prominent Pacific...
Tradewinds for 21 July 2015
Businesses in the Northern Marianas are losing tens of thousands of dollars a day due to an ongoing communications blackout; The Bank South Pacific says it is still looking to acquire Westpac subsidiaries in Melanesia; A 9.9 percent growth is being...
Tradewinds for 14 July 2015
The Forum Fisheries Agency says the Pacific is ready to up the ante on sustainable fisheries; Thousands of women market vendors in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are now represented by their own associations; Another record year anticipated for...
Tradewinds for 7 July 2015
There's increasing local resistance to a planned Pacific Marine Industrial Zone in Papua New Guinea's Madang province; Pacific exporters have been told the stories behind their food, are a valuable selling point in the New Zealand market; The SPC...
Tradewinds for 30 June 2015
Papua New Guinea's prime minister calls for an investigation into allegations of high-level money laundering; The American Samoa's plan for US to fund part of its minimum wage increase,is being called unrealistic; The World Bank says the cost of...
Tradewinds for 23 June 2015
Academic critical of Euopean Commission tax haven blacklist; Solomons corruption watchdog calls for removal of Forestry Minister over controversial exemption grants; An Australian academic says the first world app craze is yet to catch on in...
Tradewinds for 16 June 2015
The chief trade advisor for Pacific countries visits New Zealand unions; China's new investment bank could help alleviate poverty in the region; A new union is being formed for workers in Samoa's private sector; And Solomon Airlines has started a...
Tradewinds for 9 June 2015
Citizenship sales progressing well in Vanuatu; Tonga departure tax hike irks Tongans abroad; Tahiti-Pacifique becomes a weekly magazine; Niue could become a global bee sanctuary.
Tradewinds for 2 June 2015
Fiji poised to restore some worker's rights; Papua New Guinea plans to curb log exports; The CNMI's power provider in financial strife; Vanuatu soap company enters the New Zealand market.
Tradewinds for 26 May 2015
Japan pledges aid to deal with climate change; The EU and the Pacific at a trade impasse; And Niue pushes pineapple production.
Tradewinds for 19 May 2015
Plans for a huge resort on Tinian in the CNMI; Satellite broadband coverage for the Pacific; Wage debate continues in American Samoa; And new ways of measuring tourism in Solomon Islands.
Tradewinds for 12 May 2015
Pacer Plus talks in Vanuatu; Samoa breadfruit growers eye new markets; New Zealand may soon start drug test people for kava; Tonga Broadcasting gets a new truck.
Tradewinds for 5 May 2015
Pacer Plus talks resume this week, Solomons politicians are spared paying tax, Concerns about possible land law changes in Samoa.
Tradewinds for 28 April 2015
Should tourists to Fiji have to pay a service fee; Cook Islands fishing controversy stirs protest; Tonga wants to curb illegal fishing; Solomons hears about tax cuts for the public service.
Tradewinds for 21 April 2015
Australian chickens banned in PNG; A campaign against free trade revived; Tuna Commission challenged by over-fishing; Samoa's attractiveness for high net worth individuals is queried.
Tradewinds for 14 April 2015
Solomons landowners eye the runnning of the Gold Ridge mine; A referendum in the Cook Islands on Sunday flights; Solomons airport contracts up for review; Fiji unions may weaken the hold of the government.
Tradewinds for 7 April 2015
The Fiji government wants to boost the rice sector to reduce dependence on imports, the SPC is concerned about Vanuatu's coastal fisheries after Cyclone Pam, a Solomons timber export push in New Zealand, a marine protection drive in the Solomons...
Tradewinds for 31 March 2015
Interview with the Asian Development Bank's Pacific economist, Christopher Edmonds.
Tradewinds for 24 March 2015
The ADB says it may take years for Vanuatu to recover after Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu tourism after the disaster, Fiji in the gun of the ILO for its labour policies, debate about purse seining in the Cook Islands.
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