Archive for June 2018

Visitor Arrivals On The Rise For Cook Islands

Visitor arrivals to the Cook Islands are trending upwards at a rate of four percent, according to the arrival figures for last month. The total number of visitors to the Cook Islands in the first three months of this year was 29,949. For the same period last year, 28,661 visited the country, meaning there has…

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PNG’s vanilla crop ranks second best globally

Papua New Guinea’s rise in the global vanilla market has been impressive to date as Canadian global vanilla buyer Aust & Hachmann has predicted PNG could be second behind Madagascar in the world this year. In its May report released last week, Aust & Hachmann made the prediction based on improvements set out by government…

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Indigenous food experts from the Pacific gather in Whangārei

Eight Northlanders are among a group of Pacific people discussing ways of protecting indigenous food sources and passing that knowledge to youth. A powhiri was held in Whangārei yesterday for 51 indigenous people from Northland, Samoa, Tuvalu, Fiji, Hawaii, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Micronesia, Kiribati and Australia. A five-day Pacific regional workshop at…

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Authentically Jamaican With Karl Hart

uilding a legacy takes time, effort and energy. With the right platform and opportunities, one can obtain great recognition from their contribution to worthwhile institutions. For renown executive chef of over 47 years and owner of The Pantry Caterers, Karl Hart, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) was his catalyst for success. In celebration of…

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Local food is best, says island chef

Local food is the best for your holiday guests. This is the view of Kokomo Private Island Resort executive chef Anthony Healy after his presentation on “Dock to Dish” to students of the Pacific Fusion Restaurant at the University of the South Pacific in Suva on Friday. Chef Healy said he did not understand why…

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African and Caribbean Countries Score Big at Embassy Chef Challenge

The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge was a culinary smack down for the ages, netting several winners from the Caribbean and Africa who displayed their vision of culinary diplomacy to more than 1,200 guests. Embassy chefs were vying to win the celebrated People’s Choice and Judges Choice awards at the 10th anniversary contest on May…

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