SIWIBA briefs Kalu about its work

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) had a brief meeting with the Solomon Islands Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Salana Kalu in Honiara. A statement from SIWIBA said, its President Dalcy Tekulu had the opportunity to share with Mr Kalu the association’s aims and objectives with highlights of key achievement…

Financial, business trainings for market vendor

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) have signed a pro-bono agreement to kick-start a series of ‘Continuing Marketing Business Education’ trainings. This is part of UN Women’s Markets for Change project. A statement from Market for Change organization said, these workshops will help strengthen financial literacy and business practices…

PM stands by West Papua

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will not be intimidated by Indonesia or other countries in the Pacific Islands Forum in its push for West Papua. And Mr Sogavare is willing to take it to the next level, to demand global action through its membership of the United Nations in New York. Speaking to journalists in Port…

Skyline settles hotel bill

One of the directors to Skyline Investment Group Company has settled the outstanding bill left behind by Jason Liu Tao at the Heritage Park Hotel. In an exclusive interview one of the directors Pan Yan Bing said, it was a misunderstanding by the landlord, since the bill was normally paid on Liu Tao’s credit card,…

Foundation supports pediatric ward

HAPI Isles Health Foundation continues its charity work to improve services for children at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) with the kind donations of taps and toilet equipments on Wednesday. The charity group stepped in with the kind donations after seeing the need to improve the services in the areas of washing and ablutions for…

Progress on two Pacific island trade pacts

PORT MORESBY, (AAP) – Pacific island countries are hopeful of wrapping up a trade pact with the European Union by year’s end and one with Australia and New Zealand mid-next year. Fourteen leaders discussed trade agreement negotiation progress and labour mobility on Tuesday in Port Moresby, ahead of the Pacific Island Forum leaders summit and…

Taro airport reviewed for Dash 8

MINISTRY of Communication and Aviation (MCA) through the office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) has completed a review survey of Taro airport in Choiseul Province. CASSI Director George Satu told the Solomon Star yesterday the review is to upgrade the runway to cater for the Dash-8 aircraft to land. “The review…

Pacific leaders want EPA negotiations to resume

PORT MORESBY, (ISLANDS BUSINESS) – Explore all options is the instructions Pacific leaders have told officials who are negotiating an economic partnership agreement with the European Union. Negotiations for a proposed EPA have been on going for the past eleven years with no agreement in sight, prompting the EU earlier this year to suggest that…

Building a Solomons savings culture

HONIARA, (ANZ) – In the Solomon Islands women have always played an instrumental role in their communities. In the small island nation of just over half a million people some 70 vernacular languages are spoken and a subsistence economy prevails. Now the central role  of women is further evolving as they play an even greater…

The importance of saving highlighted

THE importance of saving the very little money you have has been highlighted during the international literacy celebration day in Honiara at Art gallery on Tuesday. Head and founder of Rokotanikeni women savings club Dr Alice Pollard said, they do a lot of work for women and children on how to do their savings. “We…