OPMC defends revocation of Bingtang’s license

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has described the statement by the Office of the Leader of Opposition questioning the Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s revocation of Bingtang Borneo’s mining lease for Rennell-Bellona Province as naïve. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet said it is important for the…

Market gets busy again

The Honiara Central Market has resume normal business as people wasted no time in pursuing income to meet school fee demands. The market was relaxed in terms of economical activities during the festive season. As of Monday, the market was seen busy again as farmers and buyers turned up in numbers for normal business. One…

Parents want result out

A GROUP of concern parents have expressed concern over the delay in releasing this year’s school results. The parents told the Auki Star office, they cannot wait any longer because the academic year’s commencement is looming. “We need time to prepare financially. Unless we are sure of our children’s results, we cannot pay school required…

Fr Beu asked to give way

Temotuan’s in Lata and Honiara are kindly asking the acting premier Fr Brown Beu to allow a new person to lead the province this round. A number of people spoken to expressed dislike with Fr Beu’s leadership style. One concern Temotuan said Fr Beu during his tenure spent a lot of time in Honiara rather…

Neighbours brace for cyclones

NEIGHBOURING Fiji is bracing for a possibility of two tropical cyclones predicted to hit the Island nation between the November to April cyclone season with one possibly reaching category three. And there is a high probability that these cyclones will pass close to, or over, the northern and eastern parts of Fiji. This has been…

PSDI: 2014 a year of achievement

ADVANCES in the business environment in several Pacific Island countries mark 2014 as a year of achievement for the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI), says a recently launched report the progress of the regional technical assistance facility. PSDI, which focuses on improving the business environment by promoting investment, encouraging entrepreneurship, and easing constraints to…