Insurance firm presents profit share to ANZ

Tower Insurance Ltd Solomon Islands has presented $256,400 in profit share to ANZ Bank. TOWER are the underwriters of ANZ Insurance who sell mainly the domestic lines of insurance policies which include house, contents, motor, travel and (small) loan insurance throughout the ANZ branch network in the Solomon Islands. The profit share made by TOWER…

SI-PNG Foreign Ministers meet

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka had discussed a number of bilateral issues with his counterpart from Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Honiara yesterday. The PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato came over the weekend to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and took time to meet with Minister Tozaka.…

Visa issue raised

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has raised the visa issue with his counterpart from Papua New Guinea (PNG), Rimbink Pato in Honiara yesterday. This came after returning Solomon Islands’ students to PNG Institutions have expressed disappointment over the delay of visa processing in Port Moresby. Tozaka said, the problem came about…

Members question president’s remarks

DISTRAUGHT members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) have questioned Party President, Sir Thomas Chan’s response on Monday’s paper on the issue of Political Appointments (PA) under the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government. This was following Sir Thomas’s response to critics about the big number of Political Appointees currently under the DCCG that “it…

Reform Commission farewell volunteer

James Cooper, an Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) left the country yesterday after living and working for a year in Solomon Islands.  James worked as a legal officer with the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission (SILRC). The SILRC is an independent statutory body, funded by the government. Its vision is law reform for peace,…

FBFASI set to establish

Findem Back Family Association Solomon Islands (FBFASI) is about to establish and operates on its objective to reunite long lost black birding descendants who traced their origin to Solomon Islands. This was reveal by Cecil Ono, the elected president for FBFASI who is currently preparing the relevant documents for the registration of the group. Speaking…

Students turn up for registration

MORE than 500 students have turned up at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon islands campus in Honiara for registration, yesterday. Both new and continuing students have been seen flooding the USP office near Lawson Tama to do their registration. The week long registration will end February 15th. Academic classes for USP will…

Singapore offer

Dear Editor – I was very pleased to read SIBC’s evening news bulletin that the Singapore Ambassador to the Pacific  Islands Forum, Ambassador Matthews, has presented a range of anti-corruption books to Prime Minister Sogavare following the Democratic Coalition for Change administration’s intention to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). Ambassador Matthews was also…

Registration form

Dear Editor – The Mercy Christian Primary School Board would like to respond to incorrect statements from Lui Lemasi published in a ‘Letter to the Editor’ on Friday the 6th of February. It should be clarified that the cost of a registration form was only $10, not the $60 that Lemasi incorrectly claimed. This payment…