Editor - Solomon Star News


We need genuine foreign investment

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands is asking the question – do we have sufficient laws and policies to attract legitimate foreign investment?

Bauxite saga raises many questions

UNDER the Mining Act, an operator is only allowed to hold three tenements at a time.

Bmobile-Vodafone 3G+ coverage goes on air for GPPOL

Bmobile-Vodafone are delighted to announce that they will now be providing 3G+ coverage for the GPPOL area in the Guadalcanal plains.

North Malaita operators request travel writers

TOURISM operators in Takwa in North Malaita have requested Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) to send in some overseas travel writers to their areas to write about culture and historical sites.

A milestone route for Airlines

Representing a major milestone for Solomon Airlines and a watershed moment for the country’s business and tourism fortunes, the national carrier has commenced operation of its long awaited Honiara-Sydney direct service.

Sustaining rural communities

Dear Editor – With 80 percent of the population living in the rural areas of the Solomon Islands and largely dependent on traditional subsistence farming methods, it has been my aim in recent weeks to focus on alternative sources of obtaining income and to provide added food security.

Major economic victory for SI?

Dear Editor – As a lay person I could not get what Alfred Sasako was trying to say when he boastfully described a surplus in the government budget for the first quarter of this year in Star No. 5832.

Major economic victory

Dear Editor – With such a huge surplus of $364 million for only the first three months of this year, it would be $1,456 million,( nearly one and half billion dollars ) by the end of the year. Great news indeed!

MPS tax free award


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Please amend the mining Act

Dear Editor – One of the issues that became very controversial and did catch the spotlight of the media a few years ago was the Gold Ridge landowners royalty payment ending up in the wrong hands.