Bred Bank – welcoming news!

A FOURTH commercial bank is poised to enter the local market this year. Bred Bank (Vanuatu) Limited was granted an interim licence, Monday, by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands. The licence allows Bred Bank to establish its banking infrastructures and equipment and open for business within the 12 months interim period. Bred (Vanuatu) Limited…

Temotu elects new bishop

THE Diocese of Temotu Electoral Board of the Anglican Church of Melanesia yesterday elected the Reverend Leonard Dawea as the fifth bishop for the Diocese of Temotu. The meeting, which was preceded by a retreat, was held at Tabalia, the headquarters of the Melanesian Brotherhood, West of Honiara. Reverend Dawea, 44, succeeded the Most Reverend…

Confident as RAMSI draws down

WITH over a year left before the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June 2017, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is very confident it will be able to assume full responsibility for policing in the country after RAMSI leaves. RSIPF Commissioner, Frank Prendergast expressed his confidence in the…

Fate of PAs

CAUCUS is still to decide on the fate of 17 political appointees of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government whose contracts have expired on 18th April. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Andrew Muaki is currently overseas. However, acting SSPM, Dr Fred Isom Rohorua said when Muaki returns, he will deal with the political…

Fathers undergo training

MORE than 30 fathers from Susu community in Rovatu Catholic parish, central-east Guadalcanal have successfully completed their training over the weekend. The training was aimed at equipping fathers with leadership knowledge on how to lead their families and to be role model. It started Friday and ended on Sunday. According to John Toki, this initiative…