A big win for Varivao Holdings

FROM a humble beginning in the late 80s, a local business slowly soared to remarkable heights, resulting in Varivao Holdings snatching some of the country’s top business awards. Varivao Holdings is one of Solomon Islands most remarkable businesses. Last year, Varivao Holdings CEO Duddley Longamei was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, while the firm snatched…

MSG chair meets SPC heads in Noumea

The Melanesian Spearhead Group Chair, Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare of Solomon Islands met with the Director- General of the Secretary of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga and Deputy Director-General, Mr Cameron Diver in Noumea on Sunday. Discussions at the meeting focused on the MOU signed between the MSG Secretariat and the SPC in…

Inmates undergo organic farming

A charitable organisation called ‘Bushman Farming Network’ has introduced organic farming method to inmates at the Auki Correctional Service on Monday in Malaita Province. President of Bushman Farming Network Casper Saefo’oa said, organic farming method is one of the best ways to improve soil management and yield. He explained with this type of farming it…

Skyline ‘remarked’ in Fiji

Skyline Group of Company is currently under the spotlight in Fiji, it was revealed. The firmed described as an alleged international scammer had signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Solomon Islands government last year to build 5,000 homes for public servants.  The company was alerted to the pacific countries after reports from mainland China…

Bainimarama assures nation

Suva (Fiji Times) – PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the nation that the Government is working hard to keep Fijians as updated as possible on the restoration process following the ravage caused by Hurricane Winston. In his message, Mr Bainimarama said the damage was widespread, as many homes had been destroyed, low-lying areas flooded…

Hard work pays off

Another female Solomon Islander obtains her doctoral degree Hard work and determination paid off for 31-year-old Tammy Tambe, who received her PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Bergen in Norway this month. Tammy, who is a Solomon Islander of I-Kiribati and Tuvaluan descent, had written a thesis called ‘Ngaira Kain Tari – We are…

Call to prioritise waste management

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Meteorological service has called on key government ministries, stakeholders, and development partners to give priority to solid waste management. The call was made in light of the opening of the Ranadi landfill site on Friday by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Melchior Mataki.  “The Ministry of Environment, in…