Closing submission in murder inquiry

THE Court will today continue to hear the closing submissions on the case of the men accused of the murder of a man at Auki, Malaita, in 2015. Only one defence counsel has managed to complete his submissions. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga also has another trial to preside over yesterday and therefore did not complete…

Vanuatu Football President lauds team

PORT VILA, (VANUATU DAILY POST) – Vanuatu Football Federation (VFF) President, Lambert Maltock, has come out to congratulate the national senior team on the performance they did over the weekend against the Solomon Islands team. Vanuatu’s senior men’s team had to pull off a last minute call up for players, and had only one afternoon…

PACER Plus could erode social services in Pacific says CTU

WELLINGTON, (RNZI) – New Zealand____s Council of Trade Unions said removal of trade tariffs in the Pacific would take away an important source of funding for social services. The council____s secretary Sam Huggard presented evidence to New Zealand Parliament____s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade select committee examining the progress on the PACER-Plus trade agreement. Huggard…

Vanuatu to host Pacific Week of Agriculture in October

NOUMEA,  (PACNEWS) – Vanuatu will host the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) in October this year. The announcement was made by Vanuatu representative at the 47th CRGA (Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations) in Noumea. “On behalf of the Vanuatu Government I have the pleasure to announce that the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture…

IMPORT SCARE

Fiji live Cattle import queried, Ministry defends claims CLAIMS have surfaced from concerned cattle farmers in the country over the proposed live cattle import from Fiji, in fear of the deadly Brucellosis Disease. Brucellosis Disease is a bacterial disease found in the reproductive tracts of animals which can also be transferred to humans. It causes…

ABD Gives SIG US$15.4 Million

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) revealed that the government has secured US$15.4 million from the Asian Development Bank for the development of the USP fourth campus project in the country. The prolonged development of the project has received an encouraging progress and its ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for next month.…

Frustration rises for Malaita ANZ customers

ANZ bank customers in Malaita province who wish to do money transaction through cheque will have to travel to Honiara to be able to access this very service. And this was causing so much frustration and inconvenience amongst customers. This was after the ANZ bank has decided to close down its operational branch in Malaita…