Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

May 20, 2019 First-ever Fijian appointment to PATA board “feather in the cap” for entire Pacific region Honiara, Solomon Islands – Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) executive board. The … Continue reading “Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board”

Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

Séisme de magnitude 7,5 en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, alerte au tsunami

Un séisme de magnitude 7,5 a été enregistré en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, ce mardi 14 mai, à 12 h 58, temps universel (14 h 58 heure française) selon les données publiées par l’Institut d’études géologiques des États-Unis (USGS). Ce séisme a eu lieu à 44 km au nord-est de Kokopo en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, selon l’agence. Une alerte au … Continue reading “Séisme de magnitude 7,5 en Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, alerte au tsunami”

ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific

Apr 30, 2019 Picture:  NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s … Continue reading “ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific”

Pacific Odyssey: Guadalcanal and Bloody Ridge, Solomon Islands

This article is Part XI of a series that describes a journey from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. For Part I, please click here. Bloody Ridge, on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, looking south toward the Lunga River. In the desperate fighting for the ridges in September, 1942, the Japanese failed to … Continue reading “Pacific Odyssey: Guadalcanal and Bloody Ridge, Solomon Islands”

MOFA short shows how Taiwan Can Help achieve WHO’s Health For All

A short film highlighting how Taiwan Can Help achieve the World Health Organization’s major objective of Health For All was released April 9 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The eight-minute video documents the good work of Taiwan-trained Dr. Paul Bosawai Popora in Pacific ally the Solomon Islands. Shot entirely on location, the eye-catching … Continue reading “MOFA short shows how Taiwan Can Help achieve WHO’s Health For All”

Unnecessary Expansions: the Australian War Memorial

War is not merely a matter of sowing death, much of it needless; it entails preserving a rationale to perpetuate it. The mistake often made about reading, consulting and listening to the harrowing tales of those who have perished in battle or those who survived them is to presume that these should not happen again.  Politicians, … Continue reading “Unnecessary Expansions: the Australian War Memorial”