Women in partnership with Oxfam

TWO provinces have established partnership with Oxfam this year to support provincial council of women activities. They are Temotu and Malaita provinces. Provincial council of women’s presidents highlighted in a gender forum held early this year. Temotu provincial council of women president, Doreen Salana said, the partnership with Oxfam this year is welcoming news. She…

DWU student registration begins

Registration of students at the Madang campus of Divine Word University (DWU) began without hitch on Monday. New intakes were the first to register. They were followed by second year students on Tuesday 10th February, 2015. DWU vice president for student affairs, Mr Ted Alau expressed satisfaction over the smooth flow of registration as he…

Students visa to be lodged today

SOLOMON Islands High Commission office in Port Moresby is expected to lodge all visa applications of students studying at various universities in Papua New Guinea today. One student was informed by PNG High Commission office in Honiara when he enquired about it yesterday. The office said, SI High Commission had given assurance to lodge them…

Credit bureau launch here

Solomon Islands Credit Bureau was official launched on Wednesday in Honiara. This follows an approval from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands recently. Central Bank of Solomon Island (CBSI) Governor, Country Mangers o the three commercials banks in Solomon Islands, Credit Corporation including officials from all financial institutions in Honiara witnessed the signing of partnership…

BSP officials here

Bank South Pacific (BSP) board chairman Kosta Constantinou and BSP’s Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robin Fleming arrived on Wednesday in Honiara. Solomon Island BSP bank Country Manager David Anderson confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Anderson said, the trip is part of their schedule visit and to officially clarify information on the…

Quality and sustainability of rural projects a concern

THE technical quality and sustainability of rural infrastructure-funded projects remains a grave concern. A World Bank report findings has uncovered that in most of the projects implemented under rural infrastructure undertaken around the country have fallen short of sustainability measures. This is despite the fact that overall quality of construction of these rural infrastructure projects…

BSP offers Saturday loan services

Bank South Pacific (BSP) is the first commercial bank in Solomon Islands to provide loan services on weekends. The Saturday loan service opens between 9am to 12noon through its flagship Honiara Branch. BSP’s Country Manager- David Anderson said, “BSP’s Saturday loans services was first introduced in November 2014 in our efforts to meet our loan…

Polye against acquisition of EMTV by Telikom PNG

POST COURIER – The  Papua New Guinea Opposition is against the government’s acquisition of EMTV through the Telikom PNG at a cost of K27 million (US$9.98 million). “TV is an important mode of communication to satisfy the entertainment, education and information needs for our people. “The government’s involvement in media business portrays high prospect of…

New coconut crushing mill for Brotherhood

THE Melanesian Brotherhood (MBH) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) now has a coconut crushing mill established at Tanaeba area just close to the MBH head quarter Tabalia, North West Guadalcanal. The Project was official blessed by Bishop Micheal Tavoa and handed over to the MBH community by a representative from the Kokonut Pacific…

Traffic check on vehicles underway

Honiara City Council Law Enforcement Division along with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has started a major traffic check on Wednesday. This is purposely to check on Business license on buses and taxis that are providing public transportation services throughout the city. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Standing Committee,Cr. Charles Aiwosuga, said under the…