PNG Minister warns NBC to take stock

THE NATIONAL – A Papua New Guinea Cabinet Minister has directed the PNG National Broadcasting Corporation board and management to produce results by next month or face the consequences. Communication and Information Technology Minister Jimmy Miringtoro sounded the warning following the Auditor-General’s report on the State-owned radio and television station, which revealed cases of mismanagement…

Tonga pension extension welcomed

RNZI: A spokesperson for a Tonga group that cares for families says the extension in the availability of pensions for the elderly is widely welcomed. This week people from the age of 70 up have been able to receive the TOP65 pa’anga (US$35), monthly payments from the Government’s National Retirement Benefits and Social Welfare Board.…

Ebola risk in Pacific low: WHO

FIJI LIVE – The risk of the Ebola virus disease spreading to the Pacific is low, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. However, because of the seriousness of the outbreak, it advises that Pacific Islands countries and nearby areas take proactive action and be prepared. In West Africa, the outbreak continues to evolve, with cases…