IMF launches quarterly bulletin

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched the inaugural issue of the Asia & Pacific Small States Monitor, a new quarterly bulletin focusing on recent macroeconomic developments and topical issues covering the small states of the Asia and Pacific region. The publication of the Monitor fits into the IMF’s overall effort to enhance its engagement…

Communiqué of the 29th meeting of the IMFC

Chaired by Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Minister for Finance Global activity continues to strengthen. However, the recovery is still fragile and downside risks remain. Creating a more dynamic, sustainable, balanced, and job-rich global economy remains our paramount collective goal. We will implement ambitious measures to sustain the recovery, proceed with…

New Homestay for Puapuma

Tourists who will visit Puapuma village at Bugotu District in Isabel province will no longer be facing accommodation difficulties. This was made possible through the ministry of culture and tourism (MCT) which funded the project last year. On Saturday the minister for culture and courism Samuel Manetoali together with the Solomon Islands visitors bureau (SIVB)…

Farmers’ conference this week

Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) is organising a conference for its farmers in the country this week. The four days conference will see local farmers are from Isabel, Malaita, Makira, Choiseul, Western and Guadalcanal provinces coming together to share their experiences and learn new ideas from each other. Plant Material Network coordinator Thecla Limai said the…

Regional growth

THE economic partnership agreement for Pacific-African Caribbean Pacific (PACP) states has great potential to bring about growth and development for the region, says Secretariat of the Pacific Community deputy director general Fekita ‘Utoikamanu. Speaking at the PACP trade and fisheries meeting in Suva last week, she said, 2013 was one of the most challenging years…

PNG growth

PAPUA New Guinea is fast emerging as a serious contender for international events, says PNG chamber of commerce and industry president John Leahy. Following the announcement by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation that the 2016 Trade Pasifika event would be held in Port Moresby, Mr Leahy said the show would help bolster a positive…