Lower growth for Pacific economies

Pacific economies will grow by an average 3.8 per cent this year; down from 7 per cent last year, mainly because of pressures faced by Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Fiji — the region’s largest economies. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) notes Pacific economies face lower growth and tighter fiscal conditions this year because of…

Pacific Island ministers in Nelson

NELSON, (VOXY) —Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is to host a delegation of Pacific island fisheries ministers and agency representatives next week (April 14). Ministers from at least a dozen nations will spend the day in Nelson. Participants have been invited from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru,…

Tongan lines crew to assist Fiji recovery

NUKU’ALOFA, (MATANGI TONGA) —-A Tongan line mechanic group will be deployed in Fiji to assist with the efforts to repair the damage to the Electricity Distribution Network caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. The group consists of six qualified and experienced line mechanics personnel from Tonga Power Limited, led by line supervisor Metuisela Afu. The first…

Heavy rain threatens tailings facility

Gold dam scare THE controlled de-watering of Gold Ridge tailings dam in central Guadalcanal is reportedly gone out of control due to heavy rain in the area. Downstream villagers have lodged complaints to health authorities in the past week about the safety of the water that was released into their streams. This had prompted teams…

Container trucks and safety

COMPANIES that are involved in transporting containers on our public roads have ensured they abide by the safety rule. This is despite the risk these vehicles posed to the public and the traffic. Most companies said, they ensure that containers don’t fall off from the back of the trailer while on the road is their…

Warriors departs

SOLOMON ISLANDS representative to the Oceania Club Championship, Solomon Warriors FC jetted off yesterday for New Zealand for the Oceania Club Championship competition. The team which comprises of 20 players and four team officials will arrive in Auckland, the host city for the Oceania Club Championship tomorrow and will spend the next four days training…

Govt failed us

Renbel Solomon Games LOC blames ministry for the mess THE Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Renbel Solomon Games proposed for this year is heating back on the government, blaming the Ministry of Home Affairs for failing to support them in their preparations. In a statement issued this week, the LOC chairlady Joyce Konofilia said,…

Toata: Micah a threat

Solomon Warriors FC coach, Moses Toata says Micah Lea’alafa will be a threat for Warriors in the Oceania Club Championship. Toata revealed this prior to their departure yesterday at the Henderson International Airport.  “Yes Micah is always threat for any team. “Definitely Micah is with Auckland City, initially the plan was that he will feature…

Five referees for Oceania champ

Solomon Islands will have five of its referees officiating in the coming Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Oceania Club Championship in New Zealand which will start this weekend. The five referees are Nelson Sogo, George Ime, Benard Kera, Jeffery Solodia and referee assessor, John Sa’ohu. These referees were called upon by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).…

Rav4 dumped into river

A Rav4 vehicle was pushed down the steep banks of Lungga River on Tuesday and disappeared into the flooded water, much to the amazement of the public. The incident occurred at around 11am. The vehicle owner was understood to be under the influence of alcohol at that time. Eye-witnesses told the Solomon Star, the man…