May 10, 2021 Last Updated 2:42 AM, May 10, 2021

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Over five weeks in April and May, Solomon Islands One Television premiered RAMSI’s new documentary series, Mere Blo Iumi, Stori Blo Oketa—Our Women, Their Stories. A five part series, Mere Blo Iumi, Stori Blo Oketa records the extraordinary experiences of Solomon Islands women in recent history as peacemakers, parliamentarians, business leaders, educators and homemakers— in their own words and for…
When you launch a mega-size project of US$15.7 billion, you can expect snag after snag before it takes off. The project with a potential to rake in billions of kina in two years into the developing economy of Papua New Guinea has been no exception. Operated by Exxon-Mobil Oil, the rich PNG LNG venture has faced multiple setbacks—from the fatal…
Poor infrastructure and high vulnerability to external shocks has meant low services exports amongst African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, says the ACP Group’s chief executive. Worrying figures show that in 2010, ACP regions accounted for less than a two percent combined share of global services exports—a drop from three percent in 1975. In comparison, other developing countries have increased their…
Pamela Cox, the World Bank’s new Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, visited Samoa recently and met with people affected by the 2009 tsunami, which had claimed 143 lives and left 5,000 homeless. It was her first visit to a Pacific country. Cox, a development professional with more than 30 years experience, was appointed World Bank Regional Vice President…
But appropriate policies, legislation needed Almost all communities in the Pacific region are touched in some way by information and communication technology (ICT)— whether ‘old ICT’ such as radio, telephone and television or ‘new ICT’ such as Internet and mobile phones. ICT therefore provides a critical tool for development. But if ICT is to effectively support national development, there must…

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