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Jun '18

25 Jun 2018

Samoa

Effort to boost Samoan employment in ICT sector kicks off

Samoa's government has launched a Pilot ICT Training programme that hopes to train 60 unemployed youth, increasing their opportunities in the industry. The two week training begins today. The...

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21

Jun '18

21 Jun 2018

Fiji

Wheelchairs for Fiji donates 104 wheelchairs to the underprivileged and the needy

104 wheelchairs worth $38,000 are being donated this week by Wheelchairs for Fiji to the underprivileged and the needy. One of the donors, Himmat Lodhia says they are currently in Savusavu and...

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21

Jun '18

21 Jun 2018

Papua New Guinea

Adult financial literacy must be addressed: Bakani

This was outlined by the Central Bank Governor, Loi Bakani while addressing participants today at the Improving Digital Financial Literacy workshop. The two-day workshop is funded by Australia...

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15

Jun '18

15 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

International Day of Family Remittances: Working to Build Prosperity at Home

The International Day of Family Remittances will be observed on 16 June, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) called for continued efforts...

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15

Jun '18

15 Jun 2018

Fiji

Fiji meningitis immunisation programme targets at-risk kids

Fiji's Ministry of Health says it has immunised 80,000 children in the past four weeks to protect them from meningitis. The Ministry has been visiting schools in Ra and the Central Division to...

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14

Jun '18

14 Jun 2018

Solomon Islands

Solomons internet cable deal with Australia signed

Solomon Islands and Australia have inked an initial deal for an undersea internet cable between the two countries. The Solomon Islands prime minister Rick Hou was in Canberra yesterday to sign...

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07

Jun '18

7 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

Rise in Pasifika and Māori students in medical school to bring more diverse doctors

Is there a Pasifika doctor in the house? There will be soon as more students of Māori and Pacific Islands descent study in the medical field. New University of Otago figures on the diversity...

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06

Jun '18

6 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), 16 June

What is the International Day of Family Remittances? The 16th June has been designated as the official International Day of Family Remittances. It was unanimously proclaimed by all 176 IFAD...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Samoa

Commemorating Independence educates our people

Looking back on our history helps us understand what has shaped our country and informs how we can move forward. This is why the Director of the Centre for Samoan Studies, Dr. Safua Akeli Amaama...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Tonga

Tonga airline ready to fly Samoa and Tonga for real

After four months delay in the launching of flights between Samoa and Tonga, Real Tonga Airline is ready to kick start operations out of Faleolo International Airport on 29 June, 2018. This was...

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05

Jun '18

5 Jun 2018

Papua New Guinea

Both sides can improve on seasonal workers

WITH the government recently admitting to issues plaguing the number of Papua New Guineans working in Australia and New Zealand farms as seasonal workers, Australia says the need for improvement...

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04

Jun '18

4 Jun 2018

Pacific and General

Winnie Laban becomes a Dame at the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours

Dame Luamanuvao Winnie Laban reflects on her parents' journey from Samoa to help their children fulfil their dreams as she accepts a top Queen's Birthday Honour. New Dame Luamanuvao Winnie Laban...

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