Support for more women in banking industry

The National –  ANZ PNG chief executive officer Mark Baker says the visibility for female employees in the banking industry is important for them to advance in their profession. 
 ANZ celebrated this year’s International Women’s Day yesterday with the theme “Make it happen”.
Baker said as a global bank, ANZ recognised the importance of diversity…

BSP launches promotion

Fiji Times – THE Bank of South Pacific (BSP) has announced special financing for women who want to buy cars this month. In recognition of International Women’s Day this month, the bank said any woman who applied for a car loan with BSP would have the establishment fee on the loan waived. BSP country manager…

New ECE centres open in West

TWO new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centres have officially opened last week in the Western Province. This new education centres will allow for more than than eighty children from Ilangana and Kinamara communities to gain access to ECE or kindy learning centres. Save the Children helped to construct the centres with funds coming from the…

Upgraded roads won’t be tarsealed

Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) says all the roads that will be upgraded in Honiara won’t be tarsealed. MID Director Harry Rini clarified this following speculation that all upgraded roads in Honiara will be tarsealed. However Mr Rini that all upgraded roads in Honiara will not be tar-sealed.  “A good numbers of communities in…

Drivers urged to take care

DRIVERS have been called upon to take extra care when using the roads during this wet weather. Honiara resident Stanley Waura said, it is important to drive slowly along the high way traffic speed to avoid road accidents.      A Traffic Police officer yesterday also issued warning to motorists, adding that during such rainy weather, and…

Magistrate unhappy with adjournments

A HONIARA Magistrate has expressed his disappointment in the adjournment of most cases yesterday including custodial matters. All matters taken carriage of by the Police Prosecution have yesterday been all adjourned because prosecutors were locked out of their office since Monday. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika said this has affected his trial diary as he was…

Man discharged of rape charges

A 65-YEAR-OLD man has been discharged yesterday after the court found insufficient evidence into the rape charges against him to send him to the High Court for trial. The man from Central Province, who cannot be named to protect the alleged victim’s identity, had earlier pleaded not guilty to five counts of rape. The alleged…

New trial date for officer

A NEW trial date has been set on Tuesday for the suspended police officer facing a larceny charge. Florence Taro was supposed to stand trial on Monday for two counts of larceny in a dwelling house but she did not turn up in court that day. The defence is also seeking more time. The matter…