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…

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,…

Bishop Quity outlines goals

THE newly consecrated Bishop Ellison Quity for the Diocese of Ysabel on Sunday has outlined his key priorities for the Diocese. One of his priorities for the diocese is to tackle the current financial problem experienced in the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM). “I will try my best that from now on, Ysabel diocese will…

Kurukuru wins first game

Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukuru registered their first win of the Oceania Championship defeating bitter rivals Tahiti 3-0 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva, Fiji last night. Kurukuru captain Elliot Ragomo fired home the opening goal past Tahiti custodian Teva Durot to take the lead three minutes from kick off. Substitution Micah Lea’alafa and…

7 candidates to contest city by-election

A TOTAL total of seven candidates have submitted nominations after the Vuhokesa ward by-election nomination closed on Wednesday. “As of 4pm, Wednesday, our Election Office officially received a total of seven candidates who have submitted their nominations to contest,” Returning Officer Madlyn Ero said. “Out from the seven submissions, six of them are males and…

Hospital theatres closed

Lives at risk, say doctors TWO of the three Operating Theatres at the National Referral Hospital have been closed for repair since December. And despite assurances from health authorities to do the repair work sooner, nothing has been done since. “We are now into the third month of closure,” Dr Paul Hitchin, an Orthopaedic Surgeon…