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Higher tobacco taxes proposed to save millions of lives

The United Nations health agency is calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco.

PNG needs to grow its own food: Minister

After 39 years of Independence, PNG continues to import many goods that can be easily produced locally, says Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry Richard Maru.

PNG names woman candidate for top Pacific post

High flying Papua New Guinea woman, Dame Meg Taylor, is the country’s nominee for the post of the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat.

Atoll evangelism a success

Three hundred Seventh-day Adventists and their friends on the island of Tarawa witnessed the baptism of 65 people at the conclusion of an evangelistic series conducted by Pastor Gary Webster. 

Five Catholic churches will merge

Five Roman Catholic churches in Bucks County will be closing July 1, including one in Bristol Borough, two in Bensalem and two in Levittown, according to an announcement released Sunday morning by officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Aruligo, San Isidro parish celebrates holy mass

MORE than 400 people from communities between Doma to Takaboru communities on Sunday celebrated holy mass at San Isidro parish in Aruligo, North West Guadalcanal.

Pentecost Sunday

This weekend, we have an important day in our Christian calendar to celebrate; I decided to leave the subject introduced last week to focus on Pentecost.

Forecast for growth

DOMESTIC economic conditions continue the robustness shown last year and most partial indicators for consumption and investment have shown positive growth, says Reserve Bank of Fiji governor Barry Whiteside.

More employment as growth continues in Fiji

Fiji's five years of positive economic growth has led to a reduction in the country’s unemployment rate with more people entering the job market.

Pruaitch: Gas export worth K10bn a year to PNG

Now that LNG exports have started, the nation’s export revenues will grow by some K10 billion to K12 billion (US$3.7 – US$4.4 million) in a full calendar year, Papua New Guinea Treasurer Patrick Pruaitch says.