Support for more women in banking industry

The National –  ANZ PNG chief executive officer Mark Baker says the visibility for female employees in the banking industry is important for them to advance in their profession. 
 ANZ celebrated this year’s International Women’s Day yesterday with the theme “Make it happen”.
Baker said as a global bank, ANZ recognised the importance of diversity…

BSP launches promotion

Fiji Times – THE Bank of South Pacific (BSP) has announced special financing for women who want to buy cars this month. In recognition of International Women’s Day this month, the bank said any woman who applied for a car loan with BSP would have the establishment fee on the loan waived. BSP country manager…

Universities collaborate to achieve higher learning

Two universities in Papua New Guinea will share resources and physical infrastructure to achieve the government’s call for quality of higher education and more access to higher education. Divine Word University and the PNG University of Technology signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the Madang Campus of DWU to kick off this partnership. The…

New ECE centres open in West

TWO new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centres have officially opened last week in the Western Province. This new education centres will allow for more than than eighty children from Ilangana and Kinamara communities to gain access to ECE or kindy learning centres. Save the Children helped to construct the centres with funds coming from the…

Ending violence against women here

REPRESENTATIVES from the national government, UN agencies and civil society organisations gathered in Honiara yesterday to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme). The programme looks to leverage the combined strengths of United Nations agencies and the Government…

Hekari, Solympic friendly ends in draw

THE friendly match between Hekari FC of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands U23 training squad has ended in a two-all draw, Tuesday at the Lawson Tama stadium. It was a friendly, but both teams clearly came to play. Solympics were on the front foot early breaking the deadlock half way through the…

Volley technical course set

THE Olympic Solidarity FIVB Young Players Course for our national volleyball teams and upcoming players has now confirmed to kick-off today ( Wednesday) 11th March 2015 at the NOCSI conference room at 8.30am. Forty participants have been selected. The training will start  with an opening ceremony to be attended by Ministry of home affairs (…

O’Neill to open Games

The National –  PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill will officially open the 2015 Pacific Games on July 4 at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby. The Sports Minister’s office confirmed Monday night that O’Neill would take over the proceedings after the response to Papua New Guinea’s request for a member of the British Royal…

Games council boss happy

The National – PACIFIC Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan, who was in Port Moresby for a week, left on a happy note, confident that everything will fall in place come the Games on July 4.
 His mood was not the same less than a month ago when he left after checking out venues.
He described the…