Bainimarama assures nation

Suva (Fiji Times) – PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the nation that the Government is working hard to keep Fijians as updated as possible on the restoration process following the ravage caused by Hurricane Winston. In his message, Mr Bainimarama said the damage was widespread, as many homes had been destroyed, low-lying areas flooded…

Winston biggest cyclone to hit Fiji

Suva (Fiji Sun) – Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston is the most powerful recorded cyclone to hit Fiji. Ever. As it carved its way across the country last Saturday, it left behind a trail of destruction in its path. The monster storm, packing 230 kilometres an hour winds and gusting to 325kmh, has destroyed homes,…

Hard work pays off

Another female Solomon Islander obtains her doctoral degree Hard work and determination paid off for 31-year-old Tammy Tambe, who received her PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Bergen in Norway this month. Tammy, who is a Solomon Islander of I-Kiribati and Tuvaluan descent, had written a thesis called ‘Ngaira Kain Tari – We are…

Call to prioritise waste management

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Meteorological service has called on key government ministries, stakeholders, and development partners to give priority to solid waste management. The call was made in light of the opening of the Ranadi landfill site on Friday by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Melchior Mataki.  “The Ministry of Environment, in…

USP students evacuated as Winston batters Fiji

Solomon Islands students studying at the University of South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus in Fiji have been evacuated from their residential dormitories at the campus to the USP food court building. The move was made in light of the devastation caused by cyclone Winston, which is wreaking havoc throughout Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu.…

New SIPA board now in Singapore

Newly-appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board is reported to have left the country for Singapore on a business trip. They left Thursday on a trip fully funded by SIPA. The trip is aimed at giving the new board the opportunity to understand how air service Singapore operates as SIPA eyes venturing into airline business.…

Critics question new diplomatic selections

Designate appointees to fill three vacant diplomatic posts overseas have been described as “a laughable joke”. Local veteran journalist Alfred Sasako has claimed in a newspaper article yesterday that Doreen Kuper has been picked for the Taiwan office, Dr Fred Isom for the United Nations, while Warren Paia for Canberra. Sasako claimed in the article…

Central explains Teachers’ postings

Central Islands Provincial Education Authority says the posting of teachers this year was made on the basis of re-aligning individual staff teachers to their correct academic levels. The Provincial Education Authority said the re-alignment was necessary since a good number of teachers were teaching at grade levels above their eligible academic correct levels. This in…

Axiom to ship first nickel ore

Nickel developer Axiom Mining Limited expects to export its first shipment of nickel ore from its Isabel nickel project within the first quarter of this year. The company told shareholders this week that planning, design and development work of the project is being carried out at its Isabel project site. It said the work includes…