Forestry awareness conducted in Visale

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Forestry and Research, Utilisation Department had successfully completed a one day sustainable forestry management awareness in Visale area, Northwest Guadacalanal on Tuesday. John Toki from the area reported that more than 20 participants from Guadalcanal and Honiara participated in the training. “This awareness is to educate our resource owners that…

Fiji set to host top global policy forum

Suva (Fiji Times) – FOR the first time in the Pacific, Fiji will be the world capital of financial inclusion in September when it will host more than 500 delegates from 180 financial institutions from 90 countries around the world. The 2016 Alliance of Financial Inclusion (AFI) Global Policy Forum will be staged on Denarau…

New ship for East Kwaio

East Kwaio took delivery of a new landing craft yesterday in Honiara. This was revealed by a constituency officer to the paper. This is part of an effort by the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu in fulfilling the dreams of the people in his constituency, who have longed to have a…

Saelea: fighting pests is everybody’s business

Fighting mass invasion of pests in our country is everybody’s business, Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Jimi Saelea says. In an interview with the Solomon Star this week Saelea said the fight against giant African snail and Oryctes Rhinoceros that destroys our coconut trees, needs the cooperative efforts of…

Urban initiatives highlighted

THE country’s urban development initiatives have been emphasized by the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu, Monday. Garu was speaking at the opening of the three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) which will end today in Honiara. “My Ministry is fortune to have a number of initiatives tackling the cross…

S&P: Brexit effect limited

Suva (Fiji Times) – IN the near term, the direct real impact on Asia-Pacific economies from Brexit is likely to be limited since the relevant linkages are weak. This was revealed by Standards and Poor’s Credit Rating Services in a report on Brexit Impact on Asia-Pacific, including Fiji, is largely credit neutral. Brexit is the…

Fiji sugar exports go on

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Fiji will continue to export sugar to the UK and EU despite Britain leaving the EU, which could have implications on the sugar market generally. Reserve Bank of Fiji governor Barry Whiteside said the central bank’s stand was that “our sugar will not be affected by United Kingdom’s unprecedented decision via…

PNG Public servants salaries increase

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Despite the negative impact of inflation Papua New Guinea has been experiencing, all public servants have witnessed for the first time in 25 years, a significant boost in the real value of their earnings. Personnel Management Secretary John Kali said this when speaking at the recent 36th biennial congress of…

Maepio assures people, province

Western provincial Deputy Premier Wayne Maepio says that there are proper channels that can be and should be taken when there are complaints against the government. In an interview he explained that the provincial government is the overall mother body looking after everyone including the provincial executives and any complaints can be channelled through the…