SPTO hails end to aviation impasse between Fiji and Solomon Islands

THE region’s tourism organisation has hailed the milestone agreement by two friendly neighbouring Pacific nations to resume air services, a positive development in the tourism industry of both nations. South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Chief Executive Officer Ilisoni Vuidreketi said the agreement reached this week between the Governments of Fiji and the Solomon Islands could…

Fiji Airways withdraws ASPA membership

FIJI Airways yesterday announced it has withdrawn its membership with the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) with immediate effect. The airline made the decision in light of recent strongly “biased public announcements” made by ASPA which it opposes. These comments relate to the recent issues of air travel services between Fiji and the Solomon…

World Bank assures PM of continuous assistance

The World Bank Group (WBG) has assured Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of its commitment to continue its support programme to various national projects in Solomon Islands. WB Country Representative Anne Tully made the assurance when a team of WBG and Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Sogavare on…

Students to fly on chartered flight

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the University of South Pacific and other institutions in Fiji will still travel on charter flights, despite the lifting of the flight suspension between the two countries, Monday. National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito said the charter arrangement is necessary to allow students to arrive on time for their…

Form 7 placements expected this week

FORM seven results are expected to be released before this weekend, says permanent secretary of Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Dr Franco Rodie. Dr Rodie made the assurance after students and parents continued to enquire about the results. Results for forms 1, 4 and 6 were already published. Dr Rodie said the delay was…

Missing boy found

POLICE say a nine-year-old boy who went missing after a trip out with his two other brothers at Marau resort area on Tuesday has been found. The boy was with his two brothers who were diving while he kept the canoe at about 10am. Both boys surface to check on him in the afternoon but…

Councillors briefed on Leadership Code

THE Honiara City Councillors were inducted on Wednesday. The induction was part of the 100 days program of the Council since the election of the newly elected members. During the induction, the Leadership Code Commission Chairman and his officers were also invited to attend. City Mayor AlferenceInogaFatai said the invitation of the LCC was specifically…