Blue economy conference ocean conservation

The Pacific Islands Development Forum’s (PIDF’s) Pacific Blue Economy Conference to be held in Honiara in August this year will focus on traditional knowledge, the latest innovations and lessons learnt and best practices to inform policies, sustainable management and conservation of ocean resources for the Pacific. Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner…

Red Cross moves to extend its reach

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Pacific Community digitalizes education data collection in Kiribati

Tarawa, Kiribati – Kiribati Education Ministry officials have recently been trained by the Pacific Community (SPC) to use tablets for collecting data that would inform the education sector’s performance. SPC Education Management Information’s Systems Team Leader, Scott Pontifex explained that the officials and outer island representatives were trained to use the tablets for data collection…

Fiji soccer battle plan

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES)— Vodafone Fiji soccer coach Christopher Gamel says team organisation and the spirit of his players will be their shield against the All Whites in their World Cup qualifying match to be held at Lautoka____s Churchill Park this weekend. Gamel said he trusted his players even though they would have an uphill battle…

U-16 training squad named

SOLOMON ISLANDS Football Federation (SIFF) has assembled 61 girls to fight for a place in the under-16 national team. SIFF Technical director, Patrick Miniti revealed the players on Wednesday to Star Sports. Mr Miniti said his selection team have indentified potential players and will run trails as of this weekend at Lawson Tama. “This is…

Street selling

Dear Editor – I used to feel the same way my friend James Taranoa is feeling now, when I walked those same streets. I felt anger taking over, every time I saw what James is seeing now and was thinking of lodging the same sentiments to the authorities. Some citizens in the past have raised…