MP’s surprise treat on mother’s day

Elderly mothers of North Guadalcanal were treated with a surprise on mother’s day, last Sunday by their Member of Parliament (MP). More than 160 elderly mothers, most of whom are grandparents and widowers, will become recipients of a 30 Watt solar lighting kit. Member of Parliament of North Guadalcanal, Hon Samson Maneka said, he decided…

Quiet mother’s day weekend at Kirakira

Kirakira station in Makira/Ulawa Province have had a peaceful and quiet Mother’s Day weekend. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said the weekend was peaceful and the mothers really enjoyed their big day. An officer from the Kirakira police station confirmed that the mothers have organized sporting activities during the weekend just to keep them busy.…

SIWIBA “Start and Grow” Business Training

A three-day business training on “Start and Grow Your Business” kicked off yesterday for SIWIBA members at the SIWIBA Business Development Center, Room 48, NPF Plaza. The “Start and Grow Your Business” training includes the basics of business to get members well equipped before venturing into serious business. The aim of the training is to…

Bank agents in overseas training

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the United Nations Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) have sent four local business and bank officials to attend a high level agents training in the Philippines this week. A statement from the central Bank said, Julie Gegeu Haro and Elizabeth Sodu from the Premier Group of Companies…

EU Ambassador: SI should learn from EU

Solomon Island should learn from European Union (EU) as a young democratic country in the pacific says Ambassador Leonidas Tezapsidis, Head of the European Union Delegation to Solomon Islands & Vanuatu. He highlighted this on Friday during the commemoration of EU day at Mendana Hotel. Mr Tezapsidis said, EU profound desire is that Solomon Islands,…

PNG businesses urged to invest in Indonesia

PNG LOOP – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited business communities in PNG to invest in Indonesia and participate in its economic growth. Speaking at a business breakfast yesterday morning in Port Moresby, Widodo told business communities his first visit to the country marks a new beginning for both countries. “A new beginning for stronger…

Premier Vavanga welcomes GCIL takeover

Guadalcanal Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga has welcomed the taking of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited by the landowners associated company, Gold Ridge Comminity Investment Limited (GCIL). He said, while he welcomed the bold step taken by the landowners, the provincial government is yet to properly look into what avenue it can play in there. Vavanga said,…

New administration and training centre for HCC

Business organisations and private -households within the Honiara boundary can now be able to get appropriate information on how to dump household-wastes at the Ranadi dumpsite. This came after the Government of Japan handed over a new landfill administration and training Centre to Honiara City Council (HCC) at Ranadi dumpsite yesterday. The new centre will…