Business reporters end training

THREE days of Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) Business and Economic Reporting workshop held in Apia, Samoa ended successfully yesterday. The training was attended by regional reporters who are dealing business and economic reporting in their respective media organizations. ABC Radio Pacific business and economic reporter Jemima Garrett facilitated the training. The training covered all…

Remote Ropa Island connected

OUR Telekom continues to expand to rural customers with a recent launching of a new network tower at Posarae village, South Choiseul. The tower is located at Ropa Island in South Choiseul. Provincial member Harrison Benjamin during the launching said the launching marked a milestone intrusion of technology for the betterment of people. “Seventy years…

Piggery farmers urged to use biogas

Piggery business farmers have been urged to go into use of biogas as a means to minimize wastes using waste management, improve sanitation and help reduce carbon emission. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Chief Field Officer Operations, Willie Tuita said biogas is a new thing but is very effective to help local farmers. He said…

Do something about fish depletion: Fairfax

AUSTRALIAN Marine researcher John Fairfax said Solomon Islanders are suffering from fish depletion therefore something needs to be done. “Traditionally, people could previously go to an island and live on fish. “Now with fish numbers devastated, it takes three months for a garden to grow alternative food. Then a cyclone can wipe that out,” Mr…

Experts visit rural farms

CHIEF of Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) in Honiara Douglas Moh led agricultural specialists last month to Western and Isable provinces to promote agricultural cooperation extension work. In Western, the team visited the Training Centre Reclamation & Cultivation in Vavanitita Community, Paradise Community, and Goldie College School. The visits allowed the team to conduct and guide…

Reporters learn how to report on the budget

REGIONAL journalists undertaking the business and economics report training in Apia, Samoa, spent yesterday ay looking at how to write simple reports on national budget in their respective countries. More than 10 business reporters working in the print, radio and television from around the region are attending the training which is being held at the…

Air New Zealand revamps fares

Air New Zealand has revamped its fare options for domestic flights, with last-minute business customers most likely to benefit from the changes. Before the new fare structure, those who booked flights late often had to buy services and add-ons they did not need.  From June 24, travellers will always be able to opt for a…

Unlock regional savings to finance sustainable development, UN urges Asia-Pacific States

The private sector in the Asia-Pacific region holds $33 trillion which could help finance sustainable development, the United Nations economic and social office in the region said, calling for greater partnerships in the social and environmental sectors, and for a reworking of the region’s financial regulations. “Investments in sustainable development could cost as much as…