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Pacific summit faces hurdles

The Pacific Islands Forum opened Wednesday with a passionate plea from Kiribati for help staving off rising seas caused by climate change, while discontent festered over Fiji’s ban from the summit. Kiribati

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures

LAHORE – Cathay Pacific Airways, today, released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for March 2011 that showed a slight annual drop in the number of passengers, while there was an increase in the amount of cargo and mail. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried a total of 2,159,885 passengers last month – down 2.8 percent in March 2010 – while the passenger load factor was down 8.8 percentage points to 76.9 percent. Capacity for the month, measured in available seat

Cathay Pacific posts impressive results

LAHORE – The Cathay Pacific Group recorded an attributable profit of K$14,048 million for 2010. This result is, a record for the Group, compared to an attributable profit of HK$4,694 million for 2009. Turnover for the year rose by 33.7 percent to HK$89,524 million. Earnings per share rose by 199.3 percent to HK 357.1 cents. The group’s business began to recover from the global economic downturn in the latter part of 2009. The momentum was sustained throughout 2010. Our passenger and

Island nations spared as tsunami charges across Pacific

WELLINGTON – A tsunami triggered by the powerful earthquake in Japan ploughed across the South Pacific on Saturday, sending people fleeing to higher ground but causing only minor damage and no loss of life. Dozens of low-lying island nations were placed on high alert after a monster 10-metre tsunami smashed into Japan following devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake centred near the northeastern city of Sendai.
In the Marquesas islands sirens blared, warning residents to flee to

Taimur crowned Asia Pacific amateur champion

LAHORE: Taimur Hassan of Pakistan has emerged as the top senior amateur golf champion of Asia Pacific by virtue of his outstanding performance in the Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Golf Championship 2010 held at the Bangkok Golf Club from November 24 to 26.
During the three rounds of this championship, Taimur carded rounds of 66, 72 and 77 with an aggregate score of 215, striking the ball well and thereby keeping his strong opponents from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong