A Leader is a risk taker

As we continue with our discussion on the topic of ‘Leadership,’ the third aspect of understanding the characteristics of leadership, “A leader is a risk-taker.” Risk taking is an indispensable part of leadership. A French writer Andre Gide said, “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”…

New church president in August

A new president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma will be elected in August during the annual church conference (Bose Ko Viti) in Suva. This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun over the weekend by the church general secretary, Reverend Tevita Banivanua. “We will be electing a new president in August during the…

Micro finance course for church members

THE ongoing micro finance expansion project (MEP) will give Papua New Guineans knowledge on how to deal with financial matters and banking institutions. MEP training specialist Andy Philip said a weeklong training for trainers (TOT) recently involved 14 church leaders and members who took up courses on savings and budgeting. The participants included seven women.…

Visale parish prepares for big even

VISALE Parish in northwest Guadalcanal is looking forward to celebrate two big events this year. Solomon Star stringer John Toki said these events were announced during Visale Parish Pastoral council meeting over the weekend. The meeting was held for two days at Visale community high school building. He said an ordinance of a priest will…

Vodafone’s $24m investment

VODAFONE Fiji will embark on a $24million investment program around the country soon. This was revealed by Agriculture Minister Lieutenant Colonel Inia Seruiratu during a recent tour of the North. Lt-Col Seruiratu said the investment would include the setting up of transmitting stations nationwide with 18 stations in the North. “The results of the plan…

University opens eatery to public

THE Fiji National University has stepped up a notch to offer a unique deal to the public. With the opening of the Chula Training Restaurant and Bar at the FNU Nadi Campus, students will be able to train and upskill themselves as well as offer something different to the public. College of Business Hospitality and…

Polye: PNG inflation rate stands at 3.5%

Papua New Guinea Minister for Finance and Treasury Don Polye maintains that the country’s inflation stands at 3.5 percent as of the end of last year. Polye said that as of the fourth quarter of last year, the country’s inflation was at 3.5 percent, adding the 4.7 percent announced is still an unofficial figure.  …