SURFERS BOOSTED

The Western Solomon’s surfing association (WSSA) on Wednesday was all smiles after receiving a number of surfing boards thanks to Gizo Rotary club. With the growing interest of surfing in Gizo, Western province it has also given rise to the demand for surfing boards. Lack of surfing boards had restricted the association to promote the…

Westpac’s In-store banking a year old

THE Westpac Bank PNG recently marked the first anniversary of its in-store banking outlet, noting that feedback from customers has been positive. Head of retail banking Adam Downie said: “In-store banking provides locals with access to banking services at their doorsteps instead of travelling long distance and queuing in branches for basic transactions.” Westpac PNG…

Deal to improve road, aviation in PNG

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Papua New Guinea Government have signed two loans to fund improvements to the Highlands region road network and air services in Papua New Guinea (PNG).  The Minister for Treasury, Don Polye, and Marcelo Minc, Country Director of ADB’s PNG Resident Mission, participated in the loan signing ceremony.  …

BSP Visa installs new security feature

BANK South Pacific (BSP) Visa cardholders have been assured of a stronger level of security whenever they use the card here and overseas, thanks to the introduction of a new alert service. The bank said it has a new service known as “BSP visa alert” that would see BSP visa cardholders receive alerts via SMS,…

Fiji 7s rivalry at its best

FIJIAN 7s legend Waisale Serevi put it rightly when he said rugby 7s was the heartbeat of the nation. This was evident during the Turtle Vodafone Nacula 7s held at Ratu Meli Memorial School ground in Yasawa last weekend when people from all walks of life gathered to witness the 7s battle and rivalry among…

Here we come SP PNG Hunters

Rugby League SP PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum on Tuesday named his 18 man squad for the opening match of the Intrust Super Cup competition against Redcliffe in Brisbane this Sunday. The club will take 18 players with one player to be omitted prior to kick off. Marum said training this week has been good…

New sponsor for WC coverage

THE 2014 FIFA World Cup licensed broadcaster Mai TV has secured sponsors for their coverage of the tournament which will be held in Brazil in June and July. The free to air TV network signed McDonalds Fiji as its first official sponsor before forging a deal with Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji Limited. “We are extremely happy…