Chikungunya virus has now reached half of the Pacific Islands

26 May 2015, Noumea

Map-of-reported-chikungunya-outbreaks-and-circulation-from-2011-to-26-May-2015The chikungunya virus has now reached half of the Pacific Island countries and territories and is likely to continue spreading to non-affected countries in the region and other parts of the world.

Regional fuel prices increasing again

25 May 2015, Suva

Fuel-PriceFor the past ten months, Pacific Island countries and territories have enjoyed falling petroleum prices but there are indications that the region should prepare for rising fuel prices.   

Festival of Pacific Arts 2016: One-year countdown begins

Dancing group PNGThe Festival of Pacific Arts Coordinating Committee, along with Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, FestPac Coordinating Committee Honorary Chairwoman First Lady Christine Calvo, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) announced that today marks exactly one year until the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (FestPac) officially begins.

European Union Ambassador meets with SPC’s Director General

21 May 2015, Noumea

Andrew Jacobs- Colin TukuitongaCollaboration between the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Community (SPC) was the focus of a meeting this morning between the European Union Ambassador for the Pacific, Andrew Jacobs, based in Suva, and SPC Director General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga.



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