Noodles for locals

Its one of the noodle products being sold widely in the country for sometimes now and being produced by Indofood of Indonesian. Named ‘Kokorako Noodle’ in chicken flavour, many people may not be aware of it, but its produced for Solomon Islanders, said Central Development Limited (CDL) managing director Stanley Goh when handing over cartons…

Meeting to assess their trade facilitation needs

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in partnership with the World Trade Organization (WTO) is hosting a four-day workshop on the new multilateral Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) from 12 to 15 May 2014 in Nadi, Fiji. The workshop will enable Pacific island Members to better understand the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and update their Trade Facilitation…

Rotary Club Of Honiara’s Donations in Kind Distribution

The Donations in Kind program, run by Rotary International Australia, provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods. Rotary International Australia receives donated goods from hospitals, libraries, schools, Rotary Clubs and other groups, and then sorts, packs, and distributes them to countries in need. On Saturday 3rd May 2014, the Rotary Club of Honiara…

Pacific journalists highlight issues women face

A group of Pacific journalists are in Australia meeting Australian politicians and business leaders as part of their development program on news media and the role of women in the economy. The five-week program is ran by the Melbourne-based Asia Pacific Journalism Centre under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia Awards scheme. Three…

Vanuatu named best Pacific water utility

NADI, FIJI – Vanuatu’s Electrique du Vanuatu Ltd was rated the Best Performing Pacific Water Utility of the Year according to the 2013 edition of the Pacific Water and Wastewater Utilities Benchmarking Report, released yesterday by the Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA). The 24 utilities that participated in the benchmarking survey are supplying water…

Varivao promotes products overseas

A team from Varivao Holdings Ltd, a locally registered company from Isabel is currently overseas promoting its products Led by managing director Dudley Longamei including some government officials, the team is currently in Fiji, New Zealand and New Caledonia on a tour to promote its locally produced products. The team left Honiara last week for…

Calls for NZ and Tonga to end dispute over plane

RNZI: The Chair of the Tongan Advisory Council in New Zealand has called on Tonga’s deputy prime minister and New Zealand’s foreign minister to end their long-running feud over a Chinese plane, RNZI reports. Murray McCully and Samiu Vaipulu are meeting today in Wellington to discuss the findings of a recent World Bank draft report…

Bougainville launching own public service

RNZI: The chief administrator in Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville says the launch of its own public service today will greatly benefit locals, RNZI reports. Running its own public service is a cornerstone of the Bougainville Peace Agreement but Port Moresby has, until now, not handed down the powers because it had deemed the province lacked…

Electoral office disputes claims of voter fraud

SOLOMON Islands’ Electoral Commission says a formal complaint must be made before it investigates claims of voter rigging. Voter registration was extended following the country’s flood disaster last month.  Chief electoral officer, Polycarp Haununu says the commission has not received any report of vote rigging, despite widespread rumours that voters are selling their identification cards…

Taiwan donates woodball equipment to St. Nicholas

THE Taiwanese embassy in Honiara has donated two sets of woodball equipment to St. Nicholas High School in Honiara, Thursday. Francis Soong, the embassy’s first secretary, delivered the equipment to the school. Mr Soong said his government was pleased to assist the school with the equipment, to be used by the student to play Woodball,…