First imports of RMI fish into Japan augurs well for island fisheries

For the first time in history, fish from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) was imported into Japan on September 27 this year. “It was a big day for the fisheries industry in both the Marshall Islands and Japan,” Reiko Takada, Pacific Island Centre’s Promotion Coordinator told Pacific Periscope. 

Sailing to Tanna – a Pacific Trade Adventure

Shirley and Michael Webb-Speight are the New Zealand distributors for Vanuatu’s Tanna Coffee owned by Terry Addlington. Although they are relatively new to the coffee distribution and retailing business, the Webb-Speight’s and their business partners have an established marketing background and are experienced entrepreneurs. 

New house for family after Cyclone Gita

A family whose home in Tongatapu was destroyed when Cyclone Gita hit earlier this year are eagerly awaiting the completion of their new house.  The family of 5 children, mother and grandmother had been living in an army tent several months.  But building materials donated with the help of Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand and other…