Regional fuel prices increasing again

Suva, Fiji – For the past ten months, Pacific Island countries and territories have enjoyed falling petroleum prices but there are indications that the region should prepare for rising fuel prices. Assessments by Economic Development Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) show that between July 2014 and May 2015, annual savings for…

Pacific conference delegates renew regional commitment to ending violence against children

NADI, FIJI  – As the Pacific conference on Ending Violence Against Children came to a close yesterday, UNICEF East Asia Pacific Regional Director, Mr. Daniel Toole reminded delegates that  “Raising awareness about violence is not about blame, it is about healing the whole family, encouraging mutual respect between children and adults, building stronger families and…

Fiji seasonal workers leave for Australia

SUVA, (FIJI LIVE) – The first Fijians to participate in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program will depart for Australia tomorrow. This first recruitment has come only days after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Suva between the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jioji Konrote and Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and…

Bank agents in overseas training

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) have sent four local business and bank officials to attend a high level agents training in the Philippines this week. A statement from the central Bank said, Julie Gegeu Haro and Elizabeth Sodu from the Premier Group of Companies…