Students spread peace and goodwill

AS many as 51 students from 12 schools in Lautoka are spreading peace and goodwill in the community. The project, an initiative of NGO Live and Learn’s environmental education, involves students spending two days beautifying Lautoka Hospital’s children’s ward. They also painted the veranda and tables and helped with the installation of a peace garden.…

SPC joins dengue fight

THE Secretariat of the Pacific Community has stepped in to assist the Ministry of Health in the continuing campaign against the dengue fever epidemic. The organisation has purchased insecticides to carry out mosquito control intervention for the next three months. “This financial support from SPC is an unusual response related to the specific nature of…

Aust woos Fijian military regime

AUSTRALIAN Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited the Pacific state of Fiji last Friday and Saturday, promising steps to drop sanctions against its military government as part of efforts to “normalise” diplomatic relations between the two countries. Canberra imposed various sanctions after the Fijian military, led by Commodore Frank Bainimarama, seized power in 2006. The Australian…

Griffith Uni and MSG sign pact

GRIFFITH University and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 30th January 2014 at the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia to consolidate a framework for long-term collaboration and partnership between the organisations. The purpose of the MoU is to provide clear direction to the agreed activities and to strengthen…

US lauds gas project in PNG

United States Congressman and chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security Homeland Defence and Foreign Operations in the House of Representative Jason Chaffetz has thanked the Papua New Guinea government for its ongoing support of the PNG LNG project. He expressed gratitude when paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Peter…