Minister pleased with Sumitomo mining plans

THE new Minister of Mines and Energy Samson Maneka was pleased with the SMM Solomon Ltd, the local subsidiary of Japanese mining conglomerate Summitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd with its mining plans and community engagements. He expressed his satisfaction following a one day official visit to SMMS Cockatoo Camp, Isabel Province, on Wednesday. During the…

Telekom reduces overseas call rates

OUR Telekom has announced the completion of the migration of all International voice services to their Huawei fixed Next Generation Network (NGN) platform. “From the cutover at midnight Tuesday 24th February 2015, all Our Telekom international voice circuits for mobile and fixed networks are now carried on voice over IP (VoIP) using Session Initiation Protocol…

Indonesia wants to strengthen relations

INDONESIAN Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi will visit three Pacific countries, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Fiji, with the mission to strengthen relations between Indonesia and the Pacific nations. Minister Marsudi will visit Papua New Guinea on Feb. 26-28, Solomon Island on Feb. 28, and Fiji on March 1. Indonesia is keen to strengthen…

Freedom call for Papua

Visiting Indonesian minister to expect protests in Honiara today VISITING Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs minister Retno Marsudi is expected to receive an unusual welcome reception when she arrives in Honiara this morning. Civil society groups supporting the growing West Papuan independence movement are expected to stage a peaceful demonstration over Indonesian’s occupation of West Papua. “We…

Customs import fraud probe continues

CUSTOMS investigations into vehicles imported under false documentation is progressing on well. Comptroller of Customs, Nathan Kama highlighted this after revealing a multi-million dollar bust operation involving an unidentified logging company in the country the past few weeks. This involved a consignment (container) belonging to a logging company who is currently facing a case in…

Priest visit Northwest Guadalcanal communities

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