National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre re-opens in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Vanuatu’s newly rehabilitated National Freshwater Aquaculture Centre which was severely damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam last year, was officially re-opened in Port Vila on Friday (8 July). The ceremony was attended by Vanuatu’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Forestry, the Hon Matai Seremaia; Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utility,…

MPs join parliamentary workshop in London

Two Members of the National Parliament have successfully participated in a workshop hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association United Kingdom (CPA UK), in London. The programme aimed to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of parliamentarians and parliamentary officials in the financial scrutiny and oversight of aid by both aid donors and recipient countries in order…

PIDF starts today

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit is set to start today in Honiara, with a grand opening ceremony at the Lawson Tama Stadium, at 7am.  “Stewardship for Healthy Oceans & Nations” is the theme of the Leaders Summit. It will run starting today till tomorrow, at the Mendana Hotel According to the chair…

Plan to oust Temotu premier looms

The future of the current Temotu provincial premier Nelson Menale is uncertain following claims his leadership style no longer serves the interests of the province. His deputy Stanley Tehiahua has confirmed yesterday that his executive members plan to consult Menale to resign from the post as premier. Deputy Premier Tehiahua said if he refuses to…

Private sector trade show underway

The private sector mini trade show is now underway after it was officially opened on Monday. Deputy Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, Peni Lomaloma officially unveiled the show at the Art Gallery in Honiara. Many local businesses including members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) are attending the show which…

Wisil blazes in 100m

FIJI SUN – TOEA Wisil became Paciifc Island nations’ first female track and field athlete to qualify on merit for this year’s Rio Olympics. She didn’t need to as she had already got a Rio spot as one of two PNG athletes on the universality rule – which allows restricted numbers from weaker countries automatic…