Isabel govt welcomes SPO’s move

ISABEL provincial government has welcomed South Pacific Oil’s (SPO) move to open up two agents in Kia and Buala. This is part of SPO sales and marketing strategy to bring the service to the people with affordable price in petrol and diesel. Premier James Habu told SPO officials in Buala that the business does not…

Interplast team to visit Solomon Islands

An Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) nurse education team will visit the Solomon Islands from 27 February – 4 March 2016. The team will be at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara to provide two concurrent training programs, one for local nursing staff and for the first time one focused on breast care.…

Our View of God

Welcome to our continuing discussion on the topic, ‘Our view of God.’ Before we look more closely at some of God’s characteristics, let’s take a few moments to evaluate our view of God. It’s one thing to say we’ve avoided the misconceptions about God that we have discussed over the last three weeks. It’s another…

Luring tourists ‘not easy’

NADI, (FIJI TIMES) — The task of bringing more than 1500 Taiwanese tourists to Fiji has not been easy, says Rosie Holidays managing director Tony Whitton. This week, two chartered flights out of Beijing and Taipei landed at the Nadi International Airport with more scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks. Whitton said Taiwan was…

ADB appoints Tongan to lead its operation in Cambodia

NUKU’ALOFA, (KANIVA NEWS) —- A Tongan national was appointed as Asian Development Bank’s director for Cambodia effective 01 February. Samiuela T. Tukuafu will lead ADB operations in Cambodia to support the country’s development goals of promoting inclusive growth and diversifying the economy. He will oversee the implementation of ADB’s Country Partnership Strategy 2014-2018 for Cambodia…

Workers have freedom of association: Fiji AG

SUVA, (FBC NEWS) — Fiji’s Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has stated that workers are given the freedom to join any trade unions. Speaking to FBC News, Sayed-Khaiyum says various Unions should now focus on the bigger issue which is growing the economy. Sayed-Khaiyum made this comments after Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions General Secretary…

Fiji NGOs initiate Code of Minimum Standards

SUVA, (PIANGO) — The Pacific Islands Association of Non Government Organisations is pleased to announce its support to the Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) and Fiji non-governmental organisations, in their effort to develop a Minimum Code of Standards for civil society organisations effectiveness. PIANGO’s support was announced by Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga at a…

Chapuru consecrates new church

A NEW local church has been consecrated over the weekend at Chapuru community, Visale sub-station in North West Guadalcanal. According to John Toki, Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal correspondent, close to a thousand people have braved the heavy down pour on Saturday to witness the blessing of the new church. “These people came from communities in Guadalcanal,…