Tahiti’s Bourez wins in Brazil

RNZI:  Tahitian surfer Michel Bourez has moved up to fourth in the ASP World Championship Tour rankings after winning the Billabong Rio Pro title. Bourez opened up first in the Final against American Kolohe Andino, notching scores of 7.17 and 6.67. Andino could only manage a 5.00 on his first attempt and needing 8.84 in…

Asian football boss meets Chung

OFC: ASIAN Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Monday stressed the importance of continued coordination among football confederations in order to achieve their aspirations. During his meeting with Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president David Chung, Shaikh Salman said the AFC is always keen to establish links of cooperation with the…

Noodles for locals

Its one of the noodle products being sold widely in the country for sometimes now and being produced by Indofood of Indonesian. Named ‘Kokorako Noodle’ in chicken flavour, many people may not be aware of it, but its produced for Solomon Islanders, said Central Development Limited (CDL) managing director Stanley Goh when handing over cartons…

Meeting to assess their trade facilitation needs

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in partnership with the World Trade Organization (WTO) is hosting a four-day workshop on the new multilateral Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) from 12 to 15 May 2014 in Nadi, Fiji. The workshop will enable Pacific island Members to better understand the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and update their Trade Facilitation…

Rotary Club Of Honiara’s Donations in Kind Distribution

The Donations in Kind program, run by Rotary International Australia, provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods. Rotary International Australia receives donated goods from hospitals, libraries, schools, Rotary Clubs and other groups, and then sorts, packs, and distributes them to countries in need. On Saturday 3rd May 2014, the Rotary Club of Honiara…

Pacific journalists highlight issues women face

A group of Pacific journalists are in Australia meeting Australian politicians and business leaders as part of their development program on news media and the role of women in the economy. The five-week program is ran by the Melbourne-based Asia Pacific Journalism Centre under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia Awards scheme. Three…

Vanuatu named best Pacific water utility

NADI, FIJI – Vanuatu’s Electrique du Vanuatu Ltd was rated the Best Performing Pacific Water Utility of the Year according to the 2013 edition of the Pacific Water and Wastewater Utilities Benchmarking Report, released yesterday by the Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA). The 24 utilities that participated in the benchmarking survey are supplying water…

Varivao promotes products overseas

A team from Varivao Holdings Ltd, a locally registered company from Isabel is currently overseas promoting its products Led by managing director Dudley Longamei including some government officials, the team is currently in Fiji, New Zealand and New Caledonia on a tour to promote its locally produced products. The team left Honiara last week for…

Calls for NZ and Tonga to end dispute over plane

RNZI: The Chair of the Tongan Advisory Council in New Zealand has called on Tonga’s deputy prime minister and New Zealand’s foreign minister to end their long-running feud over a Chinese plane, RNZI reports. Murray McCully and Samiu Vaipulu are meeting today in Wellington to discuss the findings of a recent World Bank draft report…