Govt committed to reopens REPEL

DEMOCRATIC Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is committed to reopening the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) on Yandina, Central island province. Edward Kingmele, the national consultant for agriculture, lands &fisheries within the Prime Minister Office (PMO) highlighted this during the official launching of the Rural Development Program (RDP) component 2 at Mendana Hotel on…

RDP component 2 launched

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) on Friday officially launched the Rural Development Program (RDP) component 2 in Honiara. The official launching was attended by farmers, stakeholders, non-government organisations (NGO) and private sector at the Mendana Hotel. The objectives of RDP component 2 establishing partnership and support to enhance rural livelihoods through…

Research underway on beche-de-mer

A RESEARCH on the growth and reproduction of beche-de-mer is currently underway in the country. The Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources (MFMR) has told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr Christian Ramofafia said, that they are conducting a research to learn more about the growth of sea cucumber, so that right…

Fisheries top earner for govt

This Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) remains one of the top revenue collectors for the government over the years and is increasing. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr Christian Ramofafia during the recent Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing at the National Parliament conference room. The PS during the occasion revealed…

Partnership acknowledged

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism was pleased with the marketing relationship between Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and the influential Ignite Travel Group (ITG) from Australia. Bartholomew Parapolo said this in his speech during the island feast dinner hosted by the Ministry and SIVB to welcome the visiting group into the country. Prime Minister Manasseh…

Media training ends well

 A ONE day media seminar organized by Catholic Communication Solomons (CCS) to members of Verava youths ended successfully over the weekend. The seminar was attended by more than 20 youth members of the community on Saturday. The seminar focused mainly on negative and positive aspect of social media in human’s lives. It also trained members…

Church officials end peace-building training

A TWO weeks peace-building training was successfully completed last week at the Solomon Islands Translation Advisory Group (SITAG). The completion of the training will enable Church leaders to take up peace-building responsibility. The training was funded by the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), Peace and Reconciliation Division and facilitated by the Ministry…

Competitive edge in communication

Suva (Fiji Times) – AFTER six years as a mobile telecommunications provider in the country, Digicel Fiji says one of its greatest achievements has been the level of competition it has brought to Fiji. CEO Darren McLean said Fiji had been and continued to be Digicel’s most competitive market in the Pacific. “Digicel is in…