Rota tanks meet international quality standard

ROTA tanks, manufactured locally by Rotomould (Solomons) Ltd, are the first and only water tanks in the Solomon Islands to be certified to international quality standards – the ISO Type 5: AS/NZS 4766 standards. In a statement on Tuesday Rotomould Group of Companies Managing Director, Prakash Chand said the company has always been absolutely committed…

World Cup giants ready for opener

OFC: Papua New Guinea made their FIFA U-20 World Cup debut in 2016 and they’re hungry for another taste of the world stage, but with defending regional champions New Zealand first up at the OFC U-19 Women’s Championship tomorrow they’ll have their work cut out for them. Leading a side bursting with talent and experience,…

Games Council sues Tongan government

NUKU____ALOFA,  (RNZI) – The Pacific Games Council has begun legal proceedings against the Tonga government, following its decision to pull the plug on hosting the 2019 Games. The Council confirmed yesterday it would formally terminate the host agreement with Tonga for the 2019 Pacific Games, after the deadline passed for the government to recommit its…

Piggery farmers undergo management training

Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) has conducted a pig management training to local farmers recently. A statement from TTM said the training has improved the farmers’ knowledge in the area of hog feeding and how to address parasitic diseases of pig. At the workshop, TTM Livestock specialist, Pedro He highlighted some of the parasitic diseases of…

MOFT: Let’s confront corruptive behavior

NOW that RAMSI’s programme has ended, we must improve our economic governance, protect our public resources from fraud and inappropriate behavior and distortions. This was the statement of Ministry of Finance and Treasury permanent secretary Harry Kuma during last week’s RAMSI symposium. Mr Kuma said under the machinery of government programme, RAMSI provided support to…

RATE DOWN

From 10%, NPF members get 5.3% interest this year MEMBERS of the National Provident Fund (NPF) will receive 5.3% interest payments to their savings this year. Finance minister Snyder Rini announced this yesterday. This year’s rate was a reduction from last year’s 10% interest payment. Some NPF members received the announcement yesterday with disappointment and…

Sprint queen to lead PNG contingent to Fiji

PORT MORESBY, (THE NATIONAL) – Toea Wisil will lead another strong Papua New Guinea athletics contingent to the Oceania Championships in Fiji this week. The region’s leading female sprinter and multiple Pacific Games gold medal winner was in Townsville fortnight ago where she clocked an impressive 11.36 seconds for the 100m. Wisil currently holds the…