Pacific a focus area for global risk governance study

A new global disaster risk governance study has identified the Pacific as a priority area. Launched at the recent World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the report includes a focus on two Pacific countries: Vanuatu, which is responding to devastating Tropical Cyclone Pam, and Solomon Islands that experienced…

Catholic teachers commissioned

MEMBERS of the Catholic Teachers Sodality (CTS) gathered at Holy Cross on Sunday for the commissioning of teachers to their Mission work. His Grace, Archbishop Adrian Smith officiated in the occasion and in his short statement said, “Your mission as teachers is to give flavor to the lives of our young people in the field…

Local dishes promoted at expo

THE Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) has discouraged the sale of fried food, junk food and rice while encouraging traditional dishes. This was one of the main highlight at the expo throughout this week. President of Honiara Council of Women (HCW) Martha Alacky said, this was to encourage women to revitalise the traditional local dishes from…

Women’s contribution acknowledged

WOMEN contribute so much to sustaining this country in the agricultural sector by providing most of the labour force in the subsistence economy which is the backbone of this country. The deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete highlighted this at Women Innovation Expo on Monday at Art Gallery on Monday. He said,yet this work is not…

Responsibility of Honiara women huge

THE role of Honiara Council of Women (HCW) is of immense responsibility and purpose seeing they have a strategy to work with. That’s according to deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete at the opening of the weeklong Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) on Monday. Mr Ete said, he is pleased to see that HCW now has a…

Crack down on resellers

THE Office of the Market Master under the Honiara City Council will kick off a vendors’ inspection at the central market soon. This is to crack down on resellers who are buying fish and market produces from genuine producers and fishermen and resell them. Market Master Saxon Ofata highlighted this on Monday when officials from…

ANZ waives transfer fees into Vanuatu

ANZ on Wednesday announced that it will waive fees for International Money Transfers into Vanuatu, as relief efforts continue following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam. The fee waiver will apply to fund transfers made before 30 April 2015 by ANZ customers in 22 countries across Australasia, Asia and the Pacific*. ANZ last week announced…