New women’s bank in top 50 ranking

THE NATIONAL – Papua New Guinea’s first female micro bank has been ranked  one of the 50 leading women companies from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Women’s Micro Bank Ltd chief executive officer Thushari Hewapathirana said since opening its doors in August, its customer base had now reached 10,000. Women in Papua New Guinea…

Diabetes rates extreme in Pacific – WHO

RNZI: The World Health Organisation says the incidence of diabetes in the Pacific is now extreme and some countries have the highest rates in the world. Today is World Diabetes day and the WHO’s non communicable disease technical officer Peter Hoejskov says complications from diabetes, such as amputations and blindness, have a huge personal cost…

NEC Australia wins major SI microwave backhaul deal

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Another woman in top Fiji Sun role

FIJI SUN – Another woman has been appointed to a leading role at the Fiji Sun, publisher of the biggest newspapers in the Pacific Islands. It comes as the newspaper company invests in expanding its digital media presence. Fiji Sun Publisher/CEO Peter Lomas confirmed that Rosi Doviverata has been named Managing Editor/Digital, in charge of…