Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Island Economy’

Vacuuming up the Pacific’s resources

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Although negotiators have agreed to the broad outlines of the TPP agreement, a new trade issue has created a snag in the process: the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Australia has refused to accept the investor-state dispute settlement, Read more

Church leaders offer APEC island-style challenge

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Dozens of faith leaders from around the Pacific offered an interfaith, island-style challenge to APEC ¬†at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Waikiki. Hundreds of community leaders were expected to attend this event, representing a dozen denominations and Pacific Island nations. Rev. Kekapa Lee says “Our island culture requires that we welcome all visitors with Aloha, Read more