Port Moresby set for arts festival

Papua New Guinea is ready to host the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Port Moresby. This was the assurance from the Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Boka Kondra during a gala dinner at the Dynasty Restaurant last week.  The dinner was hosted by the minister to celebrate the commissioning of the festival…

Solar photovoltaic training ends

The Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) School of Technology and Maritime Studies, Institute of Technology in partnership with Arizona State University, College of Technology and Innovation last week conducted a solar photovoltaic training for qualified electricians. A statement from SINU said the course was designed to give the 29 participants who are all electricians the…

MSG Secretariat congratulates PIDF

The Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat in Vanuatu, Mr Peter Forau welcomes the formal establishment of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and looks forward to attending the 2nd PIDF Summit to be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi, Fiji from 18 to 20 June 2014. He congratulated the Fiji…

ILO offers training to officers, inmates

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) in Auki, Malaita province had successfully completed four days of community based entrepreneurs development (C-BED) training. This was delivered to to inmates and officers inside the Auki Correctional Centre, 27th to 30th May 2014. C-BED in Sshort is an innovative tool…

Vendors happy with market training

MORE than fifty nine (59) local women market vendors in and around Auki had nothing but praise toward the UN women’s market for change workshop held in Auki on Monday. The workshop was aimed at ensuring that public market areas are safe for all women vendors and also free from discrimination. Speaking on yesterday’s workshop…

Peace training described as worthwhile

Women participants at the five days transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training at Mendana Hotel last week described it as worthwhile. The training brought together rural women both from the post-conflicting provinces Malaita and Guadalcanal. Watson Puiahi founder and director of Ilukim Sustainability Solomon Islands facilitated the week long peace training with…

PNG needs to grow its own food: Minister

After 39 years of Independence, PNG continues to import many goods that can be easily produced locally, says Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry Richard Maru. Maru said these include beef where the country imports 50 percent of the annual requirements, dairy, milk and many dairy products, rice, fruits and vegetables and much more.  “PNG…