Pacific products gain valuable exposure

Tuesday 30 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji –

New and exciting products from 11 Pacific enterprises were on show during Australia’s largest annual food industry trade expo –the Fine Food show. Around 1000 exhibitors converged at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 15 to 18 September 2014 for the event, which attractedover 20,000 visitors from 50 countries.

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Wide range of stakeholders to attend cultural industry workshop in Fiji

Tuesday 30 September, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) –

The ‘National Development Workshop for the Cultural Industries in Solomon Islands’ opened today at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. The workshop (29 September–2 October) is being held in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Culture Division in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Solomon Islands Arts Alliance.

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Agriculture show assembles key stakeholders in agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors

displayFiji’s Ministry of Agriculture organised the Agricultural Show in Ra over two days (4–5 September 2014) and well over a thousand people, including many students and farmers, came to the grounds to browse among the displays and get some education on a diversity of subjects: chicken incubators, cattle breeds, varieties of coconut, prohibited quarantine pests, different varieties of sweet potatoes and aquaculture, to name only a few.

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Vanuatu holds workshop to prioritize improvements in civil registration and vital statistics

Vanuatu-statisticsThe Vanuatu National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Taskforce, with the assistance of SPC and other partners (including UNICEF, UNFPA, and WHO), hosted  a workshop to prioritize improvements in CRVS in Vanuatu September 2nd-4th.  The workshop brought together more than 50 attendees from various Vanuatu Government departments including the Civil Registry Office, National Statistics Office, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Vanuatu Law Commission, National Police, and Secretary Generals from each of the Provinces.  Participants discussed the outcomes of a comprehensive assessment of their CRVS system that had been undertaken in November of last year, and determined which areas they wanted to focus on improving.

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