Local woman describes Mount Isa explosion

ABC: A LOCAL woman who lives across from the site of Mount Isa’s fatal caravan explosion in Queensland, Australia has described the moment she fled the scene with her two-year-old twins in her arms. Yendah Lewong from Western Province who now lives in Mount Isa fought back tears as she recalled Tuesday’s blast, which claimed…

New tool to boost literacy

MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS – An Asian Development Bank (ADB)-assisted pilot project with financing from Japan is using an innovative new education tool to boost literacy and numeracy development in the North Pacific. Results from the first use of the Early Grade Learning Assessment (EGLA) instrument were unveiled by ADB at a presentation during the 29th…

Uto prepares for ‘Chocolate Voyage’

Suva (Fiji Times) – CREW members of Fiji’s Uto ni Yalo are getting ready for their next big voyage to Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and Wellington in New Zealand. The journey, titled “Chocolate Voyage”, is expected to take two months. With only a few days left before she sets sail once again, preparations for the…

Nauru court case delayed again

RNZI: The court hearing for Nauru’s Roland Kun has again been delayed after the Nauru government refused to waive certain formalities for the opposition MP’s overseas lawyer. Mr Kun is fighting to get his passport back after the Government cancelled it a month ago in the wake of anti-Government protests. A lawyer from Australia arrived…