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Cooked Samoan breadfruit making waves in Australia

30 January, 2014 - 3:49 pm in Agriculture, Business, Latest News, Local News, Trade

APIA: FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2014: Samoan Ulu is making its way to dinner plates in Australia thanks to assistance from the Australian Government’s Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access program (PHAMA). The first shipment of cooked breadfruit arrived…

Millions to see new local cooking oil

1 October, 2013 - 10:08 pm in Business, Latest News, Local News, Trade

BY Alan Ah Mu APIA: THURSDAY 03 OCTOBER 2013: Production of cooking oil by a local company will be watched by millions of television viewers next week.…

Neptune Pacific Line buys controlling interest in PFL

11 September, 2013 - 11:46 am in Business, Economy, Latest News, Local News, Trade, Transport

APIA: THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2013:  Neptune Pacific Line Inc. (NPL) has reached agreement with the Government of Samoa to purchase a 50% controlling interest…

More time for Parliamentary probe into Customs

5 August, 2013 - 8:17 pm in Business, Economy, Latest News, Law & Order, Local News, Politics, Trade

by Alan Ah Mu APIA: TUESDAY 6 AUGUST 2013: A parliamentary probe into an allegation of dishonesty in Customs was today extended by three months. Parliament granted the extension after chairman of the Special Investigating Committee tasked with the probe, Lautafi…

Shipping costs a trade killer

18 July, 2013 - 6:00 pm in Business, Latest News, Local News, Trade

by Alan Ah Mu APIA: FRIDAY 19 JULY 2013: Annual efforts by Pacific Island Forum countries to trade more between themselves amount to zero if reliable and affordable shipping is absent. It was why 12countries formed Pacific Forum Line (PFL) in 1978. Hailed…