Pacific islanders urged to save money

The report of the study on the impact of the MoneyMinded programme of the Australian New Zealand Bank in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu was released at the 5th Pacific Media Summit by Jessie Cocker, deputy governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga.

Results of the study show that the percentage of participants of MoneyMinded who saved regularly increased in all the four countries.

It went up by 56% for Fiji and Tonga, 44% in Samoa and 40% in Vanuatu.

How 7 different women save their money

You're not alone if you feel way more comfortable dishing out the details of your sex life to your BFFs than you are revealing how much you earn. But money — earning it, spending it, saving it — is essential, and just having a casual convo about ca$h could inspire you to take a good, hard look at your own financial situation. Seven women from around the U.S. shared how much they're making and how much they're saving — and why they're saving it.

False pretense lands man in court

Four years on after the money was borrowed, Lawrence Suzuata, 51 of Lonahan village, Buka has been rearrested by police over the allegations.

He appeared in court on Monday and was told police have completed its investigation files against him.

Magistrate Mekeo Gauli adjourned his case to Feb 16 to allow police time to serve what is called the hand up brief to the defendant.

Suzuata told the court he is yet to engage a lawyer to represent him in court.

Police officer arrested for allegedly stealing

The officer, 35-year-old Kosinto Etora from Ke-efa village, Okapa, Eastern Highlands province was arrested on Dec 21, 2016 after an internal police investigation was carried out on his conduct.

He was charged with perjury for lying to the Port Moresby District Court under oath, Stealing K7000 whilst employed in the Public Service and abusing the authority of his office by putting K7, 000 he received as a mediator to his own use.

Teaching your kid the value of money? Be really careful

Even if your five-year-old kid does not know what money can buy for him or her, the moment he or she gets to know the value of it, chances are the knowledge may make him or her less philanthropic in nature, says an interesting research.