Tourists’ arrival to pacific steady

TOURIST arrivals into the Pacific have been steady. Aspects of globalisation, such as the proliferation of a competitive airline industry and the ability to compare resorts, destinations and countries have driven down costs, making travel cheaper and helping discover new treasures in the ocean. Data is sparse across the region, however the World Bank estimates…

Samoa’s chamber wants tax reforms

Samoa’s Chamber of Commerce has urged the Government to undertake key tax reforms to boost investment. Those recommendations were made as part of a suite of private sector suggestions to build exports during the annual Private Sector and Government Budget Forum.   Chamber President, Namulau’ulu Sami Leota emphasised the need for Government to engage in…

Marine stops tug boat

MARINE officers in Noro, Western province have ordered two tug-boats carrying logs not to sail due to the current bad weather and overloading. Reports said the tug boats were stopped early this week and the tug boats are still in Noro. They were loaded with logs and some cargoes out from a logging company which…

Meeting to discuss renewable energy

A validation meeting on the establishment of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency got under way in Nadi on Wednesday with 30 participants from the region’s energy sector, government, private sector  and non-state organisations in attendance. The two-day meeting is being organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration…

Recruit the best

ONE of the many factors to achieving success in an organisation is having the right people at the forefront of operations. During the recent Fiji Business Excellence Awards better business conference at the Holiday Inn in Suva, Vodafone Fiji managing director Aslam Khan urged business leaders to recruit the best people. He said business success…