ADB appoints Tongan to lead its operation in Cambodia

NUKU’ALOFA, (KANIVA NEWS) —- A Tongan national was appointed as Asian Development Bank’s director for Cambodia effective 01 February. Samiuela T. Tukuafu will lead ADB operations in Cambodia to support the country’s development goals of promoting inclusive growth and diversifying the economy. He will oversee the implementation of ADB’s Country Partnership Strategy 2014-2018 for Cambodia…

Fiji NGOs initiate Code of Minimum Standards

SUVA, (PIANGO) — The Pacific Islands Association of Non Government Organisations is pleased to announce its support to the Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) and Fiji non-governmental organisations, in their effort to develop a Minimum Code of Standards for civil society organisations effectiveness. PIANGO’s support was announced by Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga at a…

7 candidates to contest city by-election

A TOTAL total of seven candidates have submitted nominations after the Vuhokesa ward by-election nomination closed on Wednesday. “As of 4pm, Wednesday, our Election Office officially received a total of seven candidates who have submitted their nominations to contest,” Returning Officer Madlyn Ero said. “Out from the seven submissions, six of them are males and…

Hospital theatres closed

Lives at risk, say doctors TWO of the three Operating Theatres at the National Referral Hospital have been closed for repair since December. And despite assurances from health authorities to do the repair work sooner, nothing has been done since. “We are now into the third month of closure,” Dr Paul Hitchin, an Orthopaedic Surgeon…

Centre to prioritize gender equality

ADAKOA rural training centre in east Kwara’ae, Malaita province will prioritize gender equality on students enrolled this year. School Principal David Leliana told the Solomon Star that over the past years, number of girls enrolled at the centre was very low. “We have enrolled more males than females here but from this year and onwards,…