SIWIBA’s dream into reality

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) was formed to promote and empower women’s participation as business owners in the private sector. This was SIWIBA’s mission which was established by six inspiring women who recognised the potential of Solomon Islands women’s role in business. “It was an honour to share with everyone the 10 years…

Govt plans to upgrade all provincial airport

Government through the Ministry of Aviation and Communication (MAC) plans to upgrade all provincial airport and terminals. Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo revealed this yesterday following complaints being raised that some provincial airports terminals are unhygienic. Mr Lomo told the Solomon Star yesterday, DCC government through the Ministry will upgrade all provincial airports and terminals…

Another shipping company operates in Choiseul

THE demand for shipping services in Choiseul Province has seen another private shipping firm operating into the province. Provincial Secretary (PS) of Choiseul Provincial Government, John Tabepuda, last week said, Fairtrade shipping company has been eyed by the provincial government to start servicing the province. “Fairtrade shipping company will be providing services to the province…

Gov’t to upgrade domestic terminal

The Ministry of Aviation and Communication (MAC) plans to install a proper water supply and a standby water pump generator at Henderson domestic terminal as part of upgrading services at the terminal. This was revealed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo yesterday. This is to ensure there is continuous supply of water to…

Local musicians featured in promotions

OUR Telekom has been acknowledged for engaging musicians in their current road show promotion in Honiara. The promotion was started off on Monday and will end on 6th March. Yesterday there was live band entertainment by Iron Rock Band normally known as Littol Rasta. Lead vocalist Samuel Tio said, he was thankful for Our Telekom…

Airlines board defends Sumsum

SOLOMON Airlines board is standing by chief executive officer Captain Ron Sumsum in the face of public criticisms by members of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). Board chairman Denton Rarawa, in a statement published in today’s paper, denied Captain Sumsum being paid the exorbitant amounts the group has claimed. FSII has claimed Captain Susum is…

Appeal against ruling of Chinese duo

HEARING of the appeal against a ruling which relates to a magistrate’s decision to acquit two Chinese will commence Tuesday next week in the High Court. The Asians were accused of running prostitution in the country. The hearing was supposed to be heard yesterday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer, but the respondents’ lawyer was…

Renbel to focus on three priority areas

THE Rennell and Bellona provincial government’s policy will focus on tourism, agriculture and fisheries development. This was revealed by Premier Collin Tesuatai. “These sectors which align with the DCC government policy statement. It will basically help develop the province in the long term. “These are areas that really touch the heart of my province and…

Police to probe 2010 Tetere murder case

Police will be carrying out further investigations into a murder case dated way back in 2010. The decision to allow police to make further investigations came after the defence made a representation to the prosecution seeking to withdraw the murder charge against Isaac Para. This is due to insufficient evidence and the withdrawal was sought…