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New Caledonia

New Caledonia tries discussed lifting their bans during the sixteenth meeting of the Melanesian Spearhead Group in Goroko, Papua New Guinea, in 2005. Also discussed at the meeting was Fiji's earlier ban on imports of Ox & Palm corned beef after a negative report about the processing plant in Papua New Guinea (FIB , Sept 2005, 32­33). Fiji has maximized its benefits from tourism through innovative changes by the government's visitors bureau. Tourism is now the biggest earner of foreign exchange, with visitor arrivals reaching a record 495,008 in 2005, up from 430,800 in 2003. The Fiji Visitors Bureau forecasts that in the year 2007 there will be 610,000 visitors, and a total foreign exchange earning of a billion dollars (FIB , Sept 2005, 10). The boom in the tourist industry also caused some indigenous Fijian owners to think seriously about how to protect and profit from their natural resources. In 2005, a bill for the state to return qoliqoli (traditional fishing grounds) to their indigenous owners was finally introduced in Parliament. A request by chiefs for the return of qoliqoli had been granted by the British Crown as early as 1881, but nothing had ever been done about it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

tries discussed lifting their bans during the sixteenth meeting of the Melanesian Spearhead Group in Goroko, Papua New Guinea, in 2005. Also discussed at the meeting was Fiji's earlier ban on imports of Ox & Palm corned beef after a negative report about the processing plant in Papua New Guinea (FIB , Sept 2005, 32­33). Fiji has maximized its benefits from tourism through innovative changes by the government's visitors bureau. Tourism is now the biggest earner of foreign exchange, with visitor arrivals reaching a record 495,008 in 2005, up from 430,800 in 2003. The Fiji Visitors Bureau forecasts that in the year 2007 there will be 610,000 visitors, and a total foreign exchange earning of a billion dollars (FIB , Sept 2005, 10). The boom in the tourist industry also caused some indigenous Fijian owners to think seriously about how to protect and profit from their natural resources. In 2005, a bill for the state to return qoliqoli (traditional fishing grounds) to their indigenous owners was finally introduced in Parliament. A request by chiefs for the return of qoliqoli had been granted by the British Crown as early as 1881, but nothing had ever been done about it

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 27, 2006

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