Treasures of the South Pacific workshop

Suva, FIJI (SPTO): The South Pacific Specialist Programme, the online training programme for travel agents, will be the focus of a two-day ‘Treasures of the South Pacific’ Australian workshop that will promote the programme to retail  travel agencies and tour wholesalers. The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will participate in a regional tourism seminar in…

Cook Is axes departure cards

RAROTONGA, (COOK ISLANDS NEWS) – People departing the Cook Islands no longer have to complete a departure form at the airport. Prime Minister, Minister for Tourism and Minister for Immigration, Henry Puna, said he had been approached in recent months by representatives of the tourism industry to review the process of requiring international passengers leaving…

Plan to scrap national exams in PNG

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Grade 8 and Grade 10 national examinations in Papua New Guinea will be scrapped by 2017. The only national examination will be for Grade 12 which will then prepare every student for tertiary institutions. Students learning from elementary to Grade 12 will be assessed through various tests during these years…

Chance to improve business

Port Moresby (The National) – THE 2018 APEC meeting presents Papua New Guinea with ways to improve the country’s ways in doing business, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says. Speaking during release of report Powering PNG into the Asian Century, by the ANZ Bank in Port Moresby last week, O’Neill said between now and then, PNG…

Removal call reiterated

LEADER of the Opposition group Jeremiah Manele has reiterated his call to the Prime Minster Manasseh Sogavare to sack his Special Secretary Rence Sore and the Minister of Forestry Bodo Dettke. Mr. Manele made the call in a press conference yesterday at the Sir Paul Tovua complex in Honiara. He said, there are serious national…

Hou: PM not in control

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is no longer the national manager of the country that he used to be, says Small Malaita Member of Parliament Ricky Hou. The former Finance Minister made this statement after seeing Mr Sogavare’s seven months in leadership had fall short of people’s expectation. He said, the Prime Minister knows the economy…

‘Thank you PM Sogavare’

Dear Editor – I refer to the ‘View Point’ article by Mr.Sasako with the above heading about himself, in Star Issue No.5949 on Friday, 14/08/’15. The article showed the typical arrogance of the man Sasako is. In brief, Mr.Sasako was trying to impress how valuable he is to be sought after by none other than…

APID issue

Dear Editor – May I ask Mr Alfred Sasako to stop using his pen to bark over APID issues as his fundraising drive to make ends meet. His recent explanation of his termination does not convince enough for the public, rather raised more questions over his credibility as a senior citizen striving for the good…