Ghizo island chief & elders association formed

A new chapter was rewritten for Ghizo Island communities following the full and unanimous acceptance of a formal association of community leaders on Ghizo Island at the end of a three-day workshop on community governance and traditional structure, held in Bibolo Village, West Ghizo. Coordinated, organized and financed by the Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation…

ADB opens office in Palau

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Bruce Davis together with Palau’s Finance minister and ADB Governor Elbuchel Sadang last week opened a new ADB Development Coordination Office for Palau. “The new office will boost ADB’s responsiveness to the development needs of Palau,” said Davis. “We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with the government,…

Vanuatu airport project cancelled

Vanuatu’s government has abandoned a project with a Singapore company to develop an international airport. The plan was introduced by the recently removed Prime Minister, Moana Carcasses, and met with strong opposition from MPs over the unclear terms of the US$350 million  contract and the airport’s location.  An ad-hoc parliament committee decided the plan’s risks…

Energy champion

Tokelau’s Minister of Energy Foua Toloa once travelled on a canoe from Tonga to Fiji in 1983 just to prove that it could be done in the modern era. Toloa, who is a hulking specimen of a person, said it was during this voyage, which lasted eight days and covered over 8000 kilometres, that he…

Little done with Singaporean connection

SINGAPORE is a country Papua New Guinea could tap into for trade and investment opportunities, an official says. Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Richard Maru, during his recent visit to Singapore,   urged the National Government to invest in its growing relationship with Singapore. Despite having a diplomatic office in Singapore, he became aware that no…

Local businessman calls for removal of CASSI boss

Local businessman Peterson Boso calls for the removal of CASSI Director because of what he claimed as his inability to handle the Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines Saga effectively and efficiently. He claims the standoff between the two airlines would have been avoided, had the Director for CASSI, Mr George Satu done his job properly.…

Premier says planning vital for G-Province

AS Guadalcanal is one of the fastest growing provinces in terms of population, planning is important, Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke said. Speaking during the province’s commemoration of her second appointed day last Friday, Mr Veke said the province’s population now stands at about 90,000. “As such, the burden now is on the provincial government to…

Maelanga lauds Guadalcanal leaders

GUADALCANAL Province has been our economic hub where most of the economic activities and business houses operate. ‘And for most of us, we are fortunate and privileged to call it (Guadalcanal) our home.” Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga delivered the remarks during the celebration of Guadalcanal second appointed day last Friday. Mr Maelanga acknowledged the…

Peace, Unity emphasized during GP day

MINISTER for Provincial Government Silas Tausinga said peace and unity are two elements needed to progress prosperity in the country. While congratulating Guadalcanal Province during the commemoration of Guadalcanal Province’s second appointed day at the Don Bosco Institute last Friday, Mr Tausinga said underlined the importance of working together for the betterment of Guadalcanal as…