Moderator Ova congratulates Ambu community

Vanuatu Moderator Reverend Kalarongo Ova has congratulated the Ambu SSEC community for celebrating its Golden Jubilee. Speaking to this paper yesterday,the Presbyterian Church Vanuatu Moderator said, “we really appreciates the hospitality of the Malaita people since our arrival.” “The church had grown matured and now celebrating its 50th Golden Jubilee anniversary. “On behalf of the…

COM Consecrated new Bishop for DOBT

The Anglican Church of Melanesia, which includes Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia has successfully consecrated and installed Reverend Patteson Worek to become the third Bishop of the Diocese of Banks and Torres (DOBT) in Vanuatu. The Right Reverend Worek was consecrated by the Archbishop of Melanesia, the Most Reverend David Vunagi and was installed…

SPC headquarters celebrates 65 years in Noumea

Yesterday SPC marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of its Headquarters in New Caledonia. Founded in 1947 under the Canberra Agreement, SPC first had its temporary headquarters in Mosman, Sydney in Australia before moving to Noumea to the former “US Headquarters – South Pacific Base Command” used by the American military forces during the…

Why I was sacked: Pokajam

Letter from Suva, by Islands Business Managing Editor, Laisa Taga. Members of the PNA (Parties to the Nauru Agreement) meet in Honiara on March 5-14 to discuss a number of important issues pertaining to their success. For instance what to do with the US$93 million—and that is how to distribute this pot of money resulting…

Message for International Women’s Day 2014

Equality for Women is Progress for All Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women and girls face new and more complex challenges. International Women’s Day is…

Women’s Courage awardee speaks of challenges

HONOURABLE Jane Tozaka was a proud recipient of the 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award. Mrs Tozaka received the award from Deputy Secretary of State, Ms Dennise at Lime Lounge, Commonwealth Street last Sunday. The award was for her courage and leadership in advocating for good governance and women’s empowerment in the…