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Month: October 2015

Good preparation can make a difference: Fa’arodo

BY PHILIP LILOMO Solomon Islands football captain Henry Fa’arodo Junior believes good preparation is vital as the national team looks ahead of their priority aim of winning the OFC Nations Cup next year. Fa’arodo, 33, is the veteran among the 30 players selected recently to form a training squad for next month’s international friendly matches against Fiji as preparation for the 2016 Nations Cup starts early. In an exclusive interview with SunSPORT, recently, the former Team Wellington forward highlighted that his view of the national team’s preparation is positive. “I can see that there are opportunities out there for...

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Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship students recognised for efforts

STUDENTS FROM The University of the South Pacific studying under the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) were invited to a lunch at the Pacific Fusion Restaurant to mark the successful end of their studies. A total of 47 students out of the 244 AAPS students are completing their studies at the end of the year. High achievers who received their awards included: Shelley Pelep from the Federated States of Micronesia who scored a GPA of 3.77 in her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies; Tiiroa  Antonio  from  Kiribati  who  scored  a  GPA  of  4.0  in  the  Master  of  Business...

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EU PacTVET Inception Workshop – A success

DELEGATIONS FROM 15 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) that are part of the European Union’s Pacific Technical Vocational Education Training for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaption (EU-PacTVET) project met to discuss their objectives and work plans  on 8-9 October, 2015. The project is jointly implemented by The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the European Union (EU). The project is working to develop recognised accreditation in the vocational education sector, particularly in the interest of strengthening climate change adaption and supporting the development of sustainable energy in the...

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Closure of SI first Ranger Training gives rise to Solomon Islands Rangers Association (SIRA)

THE RANGER Training concluded on Friday 16 October 2015 with the birth of a new umbrella organisation for rangers, in the Solomon Islands Ranger Association – SIRA. A celebrated milestone for an initiative that began as a conduit between the Thin Green Line and the Solomon Islands Community Conservation Association (SICCP) more than a year ago. Brent Masters, representing the Thin Green Line at this Training, came to the Solomon Islands in August last year (2014) together with Meagan Williams from Global Leadership Foundation (GLF) for a scoping trip across SICCP’s network of sites within the Western Province. Discussions...

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Fiji youth wins ‘Face of the Future’ competition 

SUVA, FIJI ñ University of the South Pacific student, Ivy Talei Marrissia Toro, will be the new face on The Pacific Way, the flagship TV show of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), come 2016.  Toro will work with The Pacific Way crew to film and share her story on youth issues which will be aired on 21 stations across the Pacific Islands region.  SPC launched The Pacific Way: Face of the Future Competition on August 12 ñ International Youth Day ñ inviting young people in the Pacific to raise awareness of the new Pacific Youth Development Framework...

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