Pacific News

Support for Australian government rallies ahead of May election

Australia’s Labor Party and independents voted to soften the country’s hardline immigration laws to give doctors the right to transfer asylum seekers from two Pacific detention centres to Australia if they need medical treatment that they are unable to get on either Papua New Guinea or Nauru.

Reuters , Africa Feb 17, 2019

Brexit could change the face of sport

Under the terms of what is known as the Kolpak ruling, sportsmen from Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific states enjoy the same rights as EU players, thanks to these nations enjoying trade agreements with the EU.

IOL , South Africa Feb 17, 2019

If you think Eskom is bad, have a look at Pacific Gas and Electric

Yet northern California must deal with Pacific Gas and Electric.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

Papua New Guinea on hunt for 275 cars missing after APEC

About 275 cars are missing or overdue in the impoverished Pacific nation since it hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in November.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

Chocolate fortunes brewed on slavery

According to archaeologists, either the ancient Olmec or the Maya whose civilisation flourished from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Pacific coast of Guatemala are believed to have cultivated the cacao tree for the first time around 1000BC.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Feb 14, 2019

Asian shares ease as US-China trade talks begin

But Chinese exports across the Pacific were down two percent, and American imports plunged 41 percent, compared to the previous January.

Capital News , Kenya Feb 14, 2019

There is no food security without food safety

Many developing countries import a significant share of the food supply for their population, with some – such as the Pacific islands – relying almost entirely on food imports to ensure food security.

New Vision , Uganda Feb 14, 2019

Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill

The decision was made before the Senate passed legislation 36 votes to 34 that would allow doctors instead of bureaucrats to decide which asylum seekers on camps on the Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru can fly to Australia for hospital treatment.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 14, 2019

Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by US jury

They told jurors how the Sinaloa Cartel gained power in the 1990s, eventually coming to control almost the entire Pacific coast of Mexico.

EWN , South Africa Feb 12, 2019

Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by U.S. jury

They told jurors how the Sinaloa Cartel gained power in the 1990s, eventually coming to control almost the entire Pacific coast of Mexico.

Reuters , Africa Feb 12, 2019