Local NSW community helps flood victims

Solomon Islands New South Wales community has offered a timely donation to assist the April 3 flood victims. About 200 bags of rice and 90 cartons of Solomon blue tuna has been donated to the flash flooding victims last week. The goods have been handed over on Wednesday to the Dorcas Welfare SDA federation and…

Centenary celebration ends

The weeklong centenary celebration in Viru, Western province marking the arrival of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church has ended yesterday. UP to 5,000 Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) members have congregated at Viru last week to celebrate the arrival of the SDA gospel in the country. The week-long celebration was officially opened by Prime Minister…

Melanesian countries to attend SDA conventions here

Three Melanesian countries including Australia will attend the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) youth convention in Honiara next week. They are Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Fiji and Australia. Youths representative from these countries will start arriving this weekend to take part at the SDA youths convention. A Solomon Island Mission (SIM) spokesperson told the Solomon…

Bemobile promotes magic number deal

The country’s second mobile provider Bemobile yesterday kicked off its nationwide magic number 8 cheaper call awareness in Honiara. Two stalls have been setup in Honiara as part of the promotion. One was located at the Chinatown bus stop and the second one infront of the ITA area at Point Cruz area. A Bemobile spokeslady…

Roderick Bay festival ready to kick off

With the 5th Melanesian festival of arts and culture kicking off this Saturday at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) the small Florida Island in Central Island Province will also be hosting its 3rd yacht festival starting this Friday. The festival will be held at Roderick Bay Hideaway. Premier of Central Island province and other…

Fiji Airways shortlists two Asian destinations

Fiji Airways has shortlisted two new Asian destinations, one of which the national airline plans to start flying to after the arrival of another new Airbus A330 in 2016. Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Stefan Pichler, confirmed this to Sun Business. Pichler, however, said he could not reveal the names of these two destinations at…

MSG signs agreement with environment organization

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last Friday to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. MSG Director General, Mr Peter Forau said, “the MOU between the MSG and IUCN only formalizes the collaboration that the two organisations already have had…

Move to import Samoan fashion products

Local fashion shop ‘Fashion De Hapi Isles’ (FDHI) will soon be importing fashion products from Samoa later this year. Managing director Peterson Boso in an interview yesterday said he has been in contact with a shop in Samoa to import some of the fashion products there such as clothes. He said a deal is expected…

ACP, EU stands together on post-2015 development agenda

Seventy nine member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and 28 members of the European Union declared their joint support for a strong overarching global framework that seeks to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, while also addressing the challenges and unique vulnerabilities of ACP countries. The declaration was endorsed at the…