Micro finance course for church members

THE ongoing micro finance expansion project (MEP) will give Papua New Guineans knowledge on how to deal with financial matters and banking institutions. MEP training specialist Andy Philip said a weeklong training for trainers (TOT) recently involved 14 church leaders and members who took up courses on savings and budgeting. The participants included seven women.…

Vodafone’s $24m investment

VODAFONE Fiji will embark on a $24million investment program around the country soon. This was revealed by Agriculture Minister Lieutenant Colonel Inia Seruiratu during a recent tour of the North. Lt-Col Seruiratu said the investment would include the setting up of transmitting stations nationwide with 18 stations in the North. “The results of the plan…

Regional fisheries officer up-skilled

About 22 fisheries officers from across 14 Pacific Island nations now have the skills to properly detect and investigate fisheries offences. The competency-based month long intensive training course was conducted at the University of the South Pacific (USP) and backed by the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).   FFA Director General James Movick says these fisheries…