Police commended

The general public has commended police for its job well done in ensuring law and order is uphold in our country. This came after police apprehended three suspects in relation to the incident over the weekend in which the ANZ ATM teller machine at the Kwaimani building was removed, ripped open and cash stolen. A…

Maoa Students now holds the world in hands

More than 50 Maoa community high school students in West Kwaio, Malaita province have taken advantage of the discounted price of mobile phones offered by Our Telekom during the launching ceremony held at their school ground on Monday. This means they now have access to internet, communications and other means of services provided by their…

Teachers, students get t-shirts

Teachers and students of Maoa community high school in West Kwaio, Malaita province on Monday received red t-shirts from our Telekom company limited during launching of a new tower in the area. The t-shirts were given to those who answered questions. Hundreds of people came out to participate in the launching. Madam Rose Mauniala said…

Dr Colin joins WHO to end child obesity

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), is a member of a recently convened World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. According to WHO, 40 million children worldwide under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2012; this number could rise to 70 million in 2025…

EU High rep to attend forum meet

The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, will be in the Pacific to attend the 45th Pacific Islands Forum meeting which opens in Koror, Palau, this week. Catherine Ashton will address the plenary session today and will host a Pacific Island leaders’ dinner…

Targeting Illegal Fishing

The unmatched natural beauty surrounding Palau’s archipelago is a major driver for ecotourism, which in turn generates long-term social and economic security for the island nation’s nearly 21,000 residents. Monitoring and surveillance is a critical component of efforts to secure a national sanctuary in Palau’s waters, which has been proposed by President Tommy Remengasau, Jr.…

Conflicting parties reach agreement

The Honiara city police have mediated a reconciliation ceremony yesterday between the two conflicting parties that were involved in the dispute at independence valley in White River, West Honiara over the weekend. Gabriel Manelusi assistant police commissioner for national capital said representatives from both parties got together to talk and came up with an agreement…

Intense lobbying for Forum SG underway in Koror

Intense lobbying is underway on the margins of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting in Koror for the five candidates vying for the position of the Secretary General of the Suva-based Secretariat. PACNEWS has been reliably informed that Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands are going out of their way to campaign for their candidates,…