PM: Gov’t will deal with St Barbara

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo on Thursday has assured Members of Parliament that his government will deal with St Barbara which operates the Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) for abandoning the Mine site during recent flash flood in Honiara and Guadalcanal.   Prime Minister Lilo said this when replying to question raised by members of…

Beware of coconut disease

The Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) formerly known Solomon Islands Agriculture Quarantine Service (SIAQS) which has been tasked to safeguard and protect the coconut industry in Solomon Islands has warned the public to be on alert for Oryctes rhinoceros disease. Jean Eroa Biosecurity Solomon Islands officer in the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MAL) said Oryctes…

Hike in gas price

Price of gas used for cooking and general purposes has increased forcing many customers to dig deeper into their pocket to buy for gas now. This came about due to increase cost in Australia early this month says an Origin Energy company spokesperson on Thursday. Some of the customers who depend on gas for their…

Women engaged to feed flood victims

FOR the past six days, women of United Church in Honiara were engaged to feed six of the evacuation centres in Honiara with simple nutritious meals. The national government provided $50,000 for each church group to assist in feeding the more than 9,000 evacuees who registered at the centres. The United Church women’s group was…

Samoa’s first grid connected solar power system

Samoa, the first country to access the Pacific Environment Community (PEC) Fund since its inception in 2010 is finally having their first solar photovoltaic grid system commissioned for use in Salelologa, Savai’i. The formal commissioning ceremony co-hosted by the Government of Samoa and Electric Power Corporation (EPC) took place last week and was attended by…

PNG to join the top dozen LNG exporters

The first shipment of Papua New Guinea’s LNG exports is due to get underway mid-year, marking the country’s entry to this growing global energy industry.   With the prospect of second and third LNG projects, where will PNG fit in to the global LNG market. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry marks its 50th birthday…