Monthly Archives: August 2014

Kiribati to mainstream disabled children

Kiribati to mainstream disabled children

The Kiribati ministry of education is implementing the inclusive education project that will see disabled children in primary schools. The coordinator of Gender and Social Inclusion, Teburantaake Kaei, says the project is targetting disabled children to be taught alongside other ...

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NZ Labour Party promises Pacific language help

NZ Labour Party promises Pacific language help

New Zealand’s opposition Labour Party says it will ensure the five main Pacific languages in New Zealand are promoted including through the education system. It made the pledge as part of its election campaign. The party’s Pacific Affairs spokesperson, Su’a ...

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Samoa to open first casino

Samoa to open first casino

Samoa is to open its first casino tomorrow. It will be at Aggie Greys Resort at Mulifanua, near the international airport, and employ 100 staff. The Prime Minister, Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says the first casino will create more job opportunities ...

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PNG supports rebuild of Solomons police post

PNG supports rebuild of Solomons police post

Papua New Guinea is to assist Solomon Islands with the rebuild of a torched police post at Mbabanakira in South Guadalcanal. The post, which was burned down at the beginning of last year, had previously been used by the Regional ...

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New Solomons Police Commissioner sworn in

New Solomons Police Commissioner sworn in

Mr Prendergast, who was a senior officer with the Australian Federal Police, was named for the position in mid-July and arrived in the country this week. The position had been vacant since the beginning of the year when his predecessor ...

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Sale of Gold Ridge mine to Solomons nearly done

Sale of Gold Ridge mine to Solomons nearly done

The Australian based owner of the Gold Ridge gold mine in Solomons Islands, St Barbara, has confirmed the sale of the mine to the Solomons government is being negotiated. The company would not disclose the terms of the transfer, saying ...

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Tahiti and China strike aviation deal

Tahiti and China strike aviation deal

French Polynesia and China have signed an aviation agreement clearing the way for direct flights between Tahiti and China. The deal was formalised in Papetee by the territory’s president, Gaston Flosse, and Li Jiaxiang, who is China’s civil aviation minister. ...

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Vanuatu PM faces possible confidence vote

Vanuatu PM faces possible confidence vote

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Joe Natuman may face a vote of no confidence at the end of next week. Our correspondent reports a motion has been lodged with the Speaker, which, if accepted, could lead to a vote next Friday. The ...

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PNG volcano eruption affects Rabaul

PNG volcano eruption affects Rabaul

People in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province are being asked to stay indoors or leave town after nearby Mt Tavurvur began erupting in the early hours of Friday morning. The Rabaul Volcano Observatory says the volcanic ...

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Fijiana announces squad for Qualifiers

Fijiana announces squad for Qualifiers

The Telecom Fijiana 7s team has announced its 16 member team, for the Hong Kong I-R-B qualifiers 7s tournament, next month. And one overseas debutant is confident of helping the Fijiana qualify again for the 2014 and 2015 series. Her ...

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