Tapping into $1 Trillion Global Outsourcing Services Sector Can Provide Fiji with Climate-Resilient Source of Jobs and Growth

SUVA, Fiji, May 4, 2022 – The development of outsourcing services (OS) could see Fiji tap into a global market estimated to be worth almost $1 trillion (FJ$2.1 trillion) while providing the economy with a climate-resilient source of growth and inclusive jobs, according to a new World Bank Group report. The Fiji Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD)…

Education funding on international bench mark

THE educational funding by the national government in the country is within the international benchmark of 15 to 20 per cent of public expenditure. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday Minister of Education and Human Resources Development Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada said the ministry needs to strengthen a more sustainable public financing of education. She said since…

PM hits out at ‘Backyard’ brand

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare calls on foreign countries, institutions and organizations to stop labelling Solomon Islands and other Pacific Islands nations as their ‘backyard’. He expressed this in Parliament on Tuesday to wind up the motion to acknowledge the speech from the throne by His Excellency Governor General Sir David Vunagi. He said the term ‘Backyard’ is very insulating and disrespectful. He highlighted…

JANE WAETARA IS OUR UN REPRESENTATIVE

JANE WAETARA who has resigned as Chief Electoral Commissioner is our new Permanent Representative to the United Nations and High Commissioner to Canada, it was revealed on Tuesday. This was confirmed by a member of the Board of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission. Solomon Star obtained the information after days hunting the reason(s) for what…