NTU leadership

Dear Editor – If you would allow me to raise my concern and view regarding the current performance of National Training Unit, this year 2015. There are two major issues that really stands out, that I would really like to highlight. During the reign of the outgoing NTU director Mr Selu, there has been a…

Logging development

Dear Editor – May I refer to what has been said against me in the Solomon Star issued on 22/02/15 in which my Premier has been said to be part of it? Those of us whom you and Mr Haganitoto have against tried our very best to bring into our lands what we think vital…

Faulty mining licences on Rennell

THE Attorney General Chamber is recommending cancellation of mining licenses on Rennell Island. A report produced by the Attorney General this week points to maladministration and irregularities in the granting of mining leases to Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) and Bintang Borneo for the bauxite deposit on west Rennell. Apparently, there was no recommendation or…

Committee established to implement projects

A STEERING committee has been established to ensure the successful implementation of the projects earmarked for Suafa and Bina in Malaita Province, Noro in Western Province, Choiseul Bay in Choiseul Province and Tatamba in Isabel Province. This is part of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government to get some of the national priority projects rolling.…

USP utilises new classrooms

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus is now using its newly completed classroom complex in Chinatown to host its daily tutorial and lectures. The new classroom building is located just opposite the Coronation Christian School at Chinatown and is owned by a Chinese businessman. The new location was necessary following last…

SIEA meets Fiu River landowners

SOLOMON Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) top officials have met this week to discuss the proposed Fiu River hydro project. Pradip Verma, Chief Executive Officer of SIEA, met the Task Force of the Customary Landowners on Tuesday. The meeting was facilitated by the Provincial Government in Auki and Honourable Peter Ramohia (Premier), Honourable AlickMaeaba (Deputy Premier),…

CBSI issues new monetary policy stance

FOLLOWING a Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, the Governor and Chairman of the Board, Denton Rarawa announced that the CBSI monetary policy stance for the next 6 months will remain accommodative but with a particular bias towards addressing the excess liquidity in the banking system. A statement from…

Call to preserve originallocal artefacts in Museum

THE Solomon Island Artist Associations (SIAA) Presidentis calling on government through the Museum Division in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to start collecting originallocal artifacts and preserve them at the National Museum. Barney Rooney made the call during the two days draft Solomon Islands Intellectual Property Strategy workshop held this week in Honiara. The…

SI yet to be a WIPO member

SOLOMON Island is yet to become a registered member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Despite that the country continues to receive support from WIPO. Director of Culture Division in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Dennis Marita revealed this during a two days draft Solomon Islands Intellectual Property Rights Strategy’ facilitated by…

Validating our draft intellectual property strategy

Government Officials from the Ministries of Justice and Legal Affairs, Culture and Tourism and Foreign Affairs and External Trade are meeting in Honiara this week to validate a draft Solomon Islands Intellectual Property Strategy. The workshop is to give stakeholders previously involved in consultations and other interest groups an overview of the draft strategy. It…