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New women’s bank in top 50 ranking

THE NATIONAL - Papua New Guinea's first female micro bank has been ranked  one of the 50 leading women companies from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

NSC boss dies

The Solomon Islands National Sports Council (NSC) is mourning the death of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Firisua who died in the capital Honiara on Tuesday.

Youth market helps Luke sells products

Twenty-six-year old Luke Gegeu is a self-taught artist who hails from Malaita Province.

Oversized Spanish tuna boats threaten Pacific food security

Food security in Pacific countries could be under threat if oversized tuna vessels such as the Spanish owned Albatun Tres and Albacora Uno are allowed to continue fishing at current rates, Greenpeace says.

Local theologian graduates with PhD

Solomon Islands theological student Edward Kolohae graduated with a doctorate in theology at the Pacific Theological College (PTC) in Suva, Fiji, last Thursday.

NEC wins Telekom contract

NEC Australia is set to deploy microwave radio technology in three of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands to boost mobile and fixed line broadband capacity.

Talks over Gold Ridge held

SENIOR representatives from Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) had constructive discussions with senior representatives of the Solomon Islands Government and its advisors recently.

SPC: Pacific Island leaders will gather in Noumea, New Caledonia, on Monday (17 November 2014) to discuss critical issues linked to climate change with the visiting President of the Republic of France, François Hollande.

No ‘Break down’ in talks on airlines impasse

THE GOVERNMENT, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade says that there is no ‘break down’ of talks between the Governments of Fiji and Solomon Islands over the current airlines impasse.

Diabetes rates extreme in Pacific - WHO

RNZI: The World Health Organisation says the incidence of diabetes in the Pacific is now extreme and some countries have the highest rates in the world.