Renbel passes new ordinance

Rennell/Bellona provincial government has recently passed a new ordinance for investors to meet a bond payment of $1.5 million for mining companies, logging contractors to pay $750,000.00 and their licensee $550,000.00. This was revealed by provincial secretary (PS) Rubin Ngiumoana. He said they have to apply this new law on companies that invest in Renbel…

Empowering women’s seminar ends

A WEALTH of knowledge has been received putting a smile on the faces a group of local business-minded women who attended a series of interactive workshops and seminars over the weekend. The workshops were presented by U.S Women Entrepreneurship Expert Samira Cook-Gaines in Honiara from the 15th-17th of August.  Women who attended were those in…

KOICA supports fisheries

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is committed to supporting fisheries industry in the country. As part of its plan it will implement a project called, ‘Establishment and Capacity Building of Fishery Studies in Solomon Islands (2014-2017/USD 5million),’ by partnering with Pukyong National University (PKNU). A statement from KOICA said, the project includes various components such…

Youth market opens today

YOUTHS of Honiara will once again be engaging themselves as the August youth market is set to start today at the National Art Gallery grounds. The theme for this youth market is, ‘Inspire, Motivate and Participate’. Speaking to this paper yesterday, a youth market officer said that the highlights for this event will be singing…

Bishop Luciano celebrates anniversary

Bishop Luciano Capelli sdb celebrated his golden anniversary as a Professed Salesian of Don Bosco on August 16, and renewed his vows to God in front of his church community… in front of three nice and tasty cakes. Visibly touched and emotionally moved he prayed the formula of Salesian Religious Profession. The bishop later explained…

Auki residents happy to get rain

Residents in and around Auki town, Malaita province were excited to finally receive rain water on Tuesday morning, after many weeks without rain.. The rainfall lasted more than 5 hours much to the relief of the residents who depends on rain water for drinking. Speaking to this paper in Auki a resident John Tua said,…

Bmobile/Vodafone and Ausmart opens new phone booth

THE country’s second mobile entrant, Bmobile/Vodafone in partnership with the popular stationary supplier Ausmart has officially opened a new phone booth at the Ausmart’s Town Ground branch on Tuesday. It was the first booth to be launched in Honiara by Bmobile, as part of its expansion in serving the country, especially Honiara through telecommunication. Speaking…

New shipping service for Ulawa, Ugi and Kirakira

A NEW fortnightly shipping service to Ulawa, Ugi, Kirakira including Three Sister Islands is starting on 18 August 2015. A two-year contract for the service has been awarded to Marau Shipping Services Limited.  Funding is being provided jointly by the Solomon Islands Government and the Asian Development Bank. Moses Virivolomo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry…