APTC supports skills development in Kiribati

The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) is contributing towards the development of skilled workers in targeted sectors across the Pacific, including those in Small Island States such as Kiribati. This week, APTC celebrated the success of 38 i-Kiribati students who graduated with APTC qualifications. This adds to the growing pool of more than 330 Kiribati citizens…

Our position on Taiping Island

THE Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Honiara would like to explain its government’s position on the award rendered by the tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague concerning the South China Sea arbitration brought by the Philippines. The ROC government stresses that it is entitled to all rights over…

Youths need to build peace here

PEACE cannot be achieved without the participation of young women and men, a peace-building workshop was told on Thursday. Statesman, former politician, and former Speaker of Parliament Sir Paul Tovua was opening the half-day UN Peacebuilding Programme, ‘Supporting Peaceful and Inclusive Transition in Solomon Islands’, in Honiara yesterday. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised…

Taiwan farm offer discussed

A PROPOSITION for the Taiwanese Government to send a technical expert to Solomon Islands to assist in organizing local farmers to go into commercial farming was discussed in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation currently on a state visit to Taiwan discussed the proposition when they met…

PM visits Taiwan’s SEZs

AS part of Government’s move to start introducing the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) concept to stimulate economic growth, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation toured the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) this week. The delegation is on an eight day visit in Taiwan. The visit was organised to allow the Prime Minister Sogavare and…

Insurance law under review

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the UNCDF/UNDP Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is undertaking a comprehensive review of the current Insurance legislation in the country. A statement from CBSI said the objective of this review exercise is to draft a new Insurance Act that will bring Solomon Islands up to…

Local raises $1k for Winston victims

SOLOMON Islands walkathon star in Fiji Randy Chite has donated FJD$1,633.91for the victims of the devastating tropical Cyclone Winston to the Fiji Red Cross Society in a ceremony on Thursday. The 22-year old student at the University of South Pacific (USP) collected the money when embarking on a lone walk around Viti Levu, to raise…