MAL prepares to deploy new staff

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its extension division has welcomed its new recruits into the Ministry Friday last week. A total of 12 new extension officers have been engaged and will be sent out to the provinces. On Friday night, MAL organized an official programme at the Jina’s restaurant with special treat…

Mass termination imminent

SISA pledges to stand with students More than thirty government sponsored students studying at the University of South Pacific, (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji are expected to be terminated and others receiving indefinite suspension to their scholarships. The 31 students are those who failed up to four courses during the first semester. A well…

EU urges Pacific Leaders to continue spearheading international work on Climate Change

(EU) – The Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation for the Pacific, Christoph Wagner, urged Pacific leaders to continue spearheading international work on climate change mitigation and adaptation, based on the success of the high-ambition coalition in the lead-up to Paris Agreement last November. Wagner made the call at the 4th Pacific Islands…

Bainimarama rests trust on Sogavare

Prime Minister (PM) of Fiji Frank Bainimarama has assured all member countries in the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) that PIDF will be fruitful under the leadership of the new Chairperson Manasseh Sogavare. “Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, we have every confidence that PIDF will continue to advance a Green Blue Economy for the Pacific…

Robbers guilty, face sentence

Two young men including a 16 year-old (juvenile) who pleaded guilty to robbing a shop at King George area, East Honiara will be sentenced on July 29. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo told the accused yesterday that the defence counsels and prosecution had filed mitigation and sentencing submissions. Hudson Billy Roboniu, 21, and the juvenile…