VOLLEY CHAMP IS BACK

NATIONAL volleyball champion Western province is all set to participate in next month’s national champion in Honiara. Solomon Islands volleyball federation (SIVF) in a statement on Wednesday said Western province has confirmed its participation this year. “The two times champion of the national volleyball championship Western province has confirmed to the SIVF organizing committee that…

More imported goods added to price list watch

The ministry of commerce, industry labour & immigration through the consumer affairs and price control unit has approved a new standard price list of some imported goods sold in shops around the country. Last year the unit submitted a report about the increasing number of imported goods sold in our shops at higher prices which…

Price unit on nationwide awareness

Staff at the consumer affairs and price control unit will engage in a nationwide awareness next week. The awareness will focus on price of goods, expired goods and the rights as consumer This came after a budget has been approved for the outreach program. Director of the unit Timothy Watekary Maehioro on Wednesday said as…

Bank hits back at Sasako’s claims

Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) has described claims by former politician Alfred Sasako in a report yesterday as misleading and false. In an article published in this paper on Wednesday Mr Sasako claimed that POB is running into some difficulties setting up its office here and is trying to establishing a correspondence bank overseas. But the…

POB set to open May

The newly registered commercial bank Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) will officially unveil its doors in the country mid-May this year. That was the assurance by Nihal Kekulawala POB’s chief executive officer (CEO) during an interview with the local media at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday. Mr Kekulawala who is currently in the country said the bank…

More locals signed up for POB

More than twenty (20) local people have been recruited to take up several positions within Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) when it kicks off operation in May. This was revealed by POB chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala yesterday. Mr Kekulawala who in the country said more than 20 people and eight (8) expatriates will be…

HCC HODs supports call

HONIARA City Council (HCC) heads of divisions (HOD) yesterday supports FSII’s call for more education and awareness programs in Honiara communities and schools targeting attitude problems. FSII management yesterday made a presentation about two initiatives it plans to implement in the Honiara City within the next three months once given the green light from responsible…

Ni-Vanuatu Seasonal employer needs workers

A total of 71 Ni-Vanuatu workers will be recruited to begin work as fruit and vegetable pickers on five different farms at the Maroochy SunShine, Pacific Crop Harvesting PTY LTD in Australia by Tuesday next week. Vanuatu’s Department of Labour, through its Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) Scheme has encountered another milestone that it believes should…