Samoa Fisheries Minister calls for regional solidarity

PORT VILA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) – Samoa’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt, has joined the growing chorus for regional solidarity for the effective management of tuna resources in the region. Speaking at the Plenary of the 13th Ministerial Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) this week in Port Vila, Vanuatu,…

Fiji set to host top global policy forum

Suva (Fiji Times) – FOR the first time in the Pacific, Fiji will be the world capital of financial inclusion in September when it will host more than 500 delegates from 180 financial institutions from 90 countries around the world. The 2016 Alliance of Financial Inclusion (AFI) Global Policy Forum will be staged on Denarau…

S&P: Brexit effect limited

Suva (Fiji Times) – IN the near term, the direct real impact on Asia-Pacific economies from Brexit is likely to be limited since the relevant linkages are weak. This was revealed by Standards and Poor’s Credit Rating Services in a report on Brexit Impact on Asia-Pacific, including Fiji, is largely credit neutral. Brexit is the…

Fiji sugar exports go on

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Fiji will continue to export sugar to the UK and EU despite Britain leaving the EU, which could have implications on the sugar market generally. Reserve Bank of Fiji governor Barry Whiteside said the central bank’s stand was that “our sugar will not be affected by United Kingdom’s unprecedented decision via…

PNG Public servants salaries increase

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Despite the negative impact of inflation Papua New Guinea has been experiencing, all public servants have witnessed for the first time in 25 years, a significant boost in the real value of their earnings. Personnel Management Secretary John Kali said this when speaking at the recent 36th biennial congress of…

Money Day celebrated

AS part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has assigned Monday 27 June, 2016 as the Solomon Islands Money Day – with the theme ‘Take Part. Save Smart’. This theme was adopted from this year’s Global Money Week; which CBSI were not able to hold during the first quarter…