Mono’s agro-forestry story

LANDOWNERS of Mono in the Shortland islands, Western province have engaged in the agro-forestry over the past eight (8) months thanks to Tri-Jam and Solomon Resources Management. Unlike normal logging practices, these two companies have engaged local land owning tribes to venture into some forms of development programs as required by the clause in the…

SIWIBA briefs Kalu about its work

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) had a brief meeting with the Solomon Islands Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Salana Kalu in Honiara. A statement from SIWIBA said, its President Dalcy Tekulu had the opportunity to share with Mr Kalu the association’s aims and objectives with highlights of key achievement…

Financial, business trainings for market vendor

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) have signed a pro-bono agreement to kick-start a series of ‘Continuing Marketing Business Education’ trainings. This is part of UN Women’s Markets for Change project. A statement from Market for Change organization said, these workshops will help strengthen financial literacy and business practices…

PM stands by West Papua

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will not be intimidated by Indonesia or other countries in the Pacific Islands Forum in its push for West Papua. And Mr Sogavare is willing to take it to the next level, to demand global action through its membership of the United Nations in New York. Speaking to journalists in Port…

Skyline settles hotel bill

One of the directors to Skyline Investment Group Company has settled the outstanding bill left behind by Jason Liu Tao at the Heritage Park Hotel. In an exclusive interview one of the directors Pan Yan Bing said, it was a misunderstanding by the landlord, since the bill was normally paid on Liu Tao’s credit card,…

Foundation supports pediatric ward

HAPI Isles Health Foundation continues its charity work to improve services for children at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) with the kind donations of taps and toilet equipments on Wednesday. The charity group stepped in with the kind donations after seeing the need to improve the services in the areas of washing and ablutions for…

Taro airport reviewed for Dash 8

MINISTRY of Communication and Aviation (MCA) through the office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) has completed a review survey of Taro airport in Choiseul Province. CASSI Director George Satu told the Solomon Star yesterday the review is to upgrade the runway to cater for the Dash-8 aircraft to land. “The review…