ANZ Gizo closure confirms

ANZ Bank branch in Gizo, Western Province will officially close its operation as of next month. A notice was recently placed at the branch informing its customers about the looming closure on August 14. Following questions about the notice, ANZ in a statement to YUMI TOKTOK Forum has confirmed the proposed closure. “Yes, ANZ will…

Stimulus package support for exporter

AN Isuzu 3-tonne pick-up truck was delivered this week by the government to a local buyer and exporter of Kava products, Kubonitu Holdings. This is as part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA)’s Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) initiative, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. Chairperson of the Economic Stimulus Package…

HCC audit delays

LACK of vital financial documents from the Honiara City Council (HCC) has further delayed the spot on audit undertaken by the Auditor General’s Office. The office of the Auditor General has conducted the audit since last month to look at the financial books of HCC based on the directives of the Minister of Home Affairs…

Farmers want Bellona to go organic

BELLONA Organic Farmers Association (BOFA) of Kapata village on West Bellona of Rennell and Bellona Province (RENBEL) want the entire island of Bellona to practise organic farming. This came after they successfully registered their association on October the 8th 2019, a statement from Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) said.  Led by their Chairman, Bix Paul, Fred…

Ngati encourage community to uphold ownership

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Councillor for Vura Ward, Reginal Ngati urges his ward members to uphold the spirit of ownership in their respective communities. Speaking at the 42nd Independence celebration at the Fulisango or Mud Land Zion community on Tuesday, Ngati said the only way forward to build a peaceful community is to take ownership…

COVID-19 hits hard on tour operator 

TOURISM Industry is one of the main sectors globally affected as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.   In Solomon Islands, local tourism operators have also felt the impacts of it apart from other bigger operators because they depend very much on tourists coming into the country and use their services.  Owner of the Imperial…

Unlicensed motor vehicle, driver concern

THE most frequent traffic offences before the Honiara Magistrates’ Court is one of using unlicensed motor vehicle and driver without a driver’s licence, according to a Honiara Magistrate. Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite made this sentiment when imposing a $3,000 fine each to two men who had confessed to these traffic offences on Wednesday. “There have…

FAD deployment continues in Malaita

MALAITA Provincial Fishery Office continues with its Fishing Aggregating Device (FAD) deployment. Over the past two weeks, the rollout exercise was conducted in the southern region of Malaita Province with three new FADs being deployed at sea. Two FADs were deployed in ward 24 and one deployed in ward 21, Small Malaita. According to the…

In Court with Assumpta

Ruling on strike-out application, tomorrow Trial set for man who abuses wife Unlicensed motor vehicle, driver concern   Ruling on strike-out application, tomorrow THE Ruling on an application made to strike out the case of a man accused of posting false rumours about COVID-19 on Facebook will be made tomorrow. Peterson Boso, 44, is facing…