Help at our doorstep

UK publisher offers to assist primary teachers and students here IN the recent Pacific Education Conference (PEC) held in Majuro, on 28th -31st July 2015, Christopher Jolly highlighted the importance of our children’s basic learning from primary to secondary Education level . To meet children’s need, his team developed the Jolly phonic programme. The Jolly…

Forum leaders to talk West Papua

PACNEWS – INCREASED regional awareness of alleged violence and human rights violations in West Papua has convinced the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism (SSCR) to recommend that it becomes one of the five priority issues to be the agenda of the Pacific Forum Leaders when they meet in Papua New Guinea next…

Cervical cancer high on summit agenda

PACNEWS – PACIFIC Islands Forum Leaders are expected to make a strong political statement on addressing cervical cancer on women and girls in the Pacific, when they meet in Port Moresby next month. They will urge governments to take leadership and allocate adequate resources to address the increasing burden of cervical cancer in many Pacific…

Report says PNG debt levels rising

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No deal at tuna corp

SAN DIEGO & Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — South Pacific Tuna Company executives participating in the South Pacific Tuna Treaty negotiations this week in Brisbane, Australia, are reporting that at the conclusion of the three-day convening, the parties failed to reach an agreement that would renew the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. The 1987 treaty provides United States…

CNMI counts costs for Soudelor damage

RNZI: The cost of the devastation exacted by typhoon Soudelor in the Northern Marianas is expected to exceed $US20 million. The typhoon battered the Northern Marianas on Sunday night, damaging homes and infrastructure across the island. The Red Cross says there are 545 people in emergency shelters due to damage to their homes, loss of…

BSP country managers meet in Fiji

SUVA, (FBCNEWS) – Bank South Pacific (BSP) Country managers from Samoa, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga met in Suva to work closely with BSP Fiji. These countries are those that have acquired former Westpac business. BSP Senior Manager Corporate Strategy Finance & Planning Mathew Hasu says so far the transition has been great. “Fiji…

New Zealand Offers More Jobs

ISLANDS BUSINESS – More jobs will be made available to Pacific Island workers in the construction and fishing sectors of New Zealand, the delegation from New Zealand attending this week’s PACER Plus trade negotiations in Apia has offered. The new jobs will be in addition to the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme New Zealand currently…

Forty-one detained after brawl at Fiji wharf

RNZI: Forty-one Asian fishermen have been detained in Fiji after they were allegedly involved in a brawl at Kings Wharf in Suva.   One man, a 39-year-old, was taken to hospital in a serious condition after he was reportedly stabbed.   A police spokesperson told Fiji Village that police are trying to establish what started…