New measures to ease traffic

POLICE and road authorities in Honiara have initiated new measures to address the city’s worsening traffic situation. Head of Honiara City Police Jack Balaga told the Solomon Star yesterday the new measures will come into effect as of Monday. “As of Monday, we are going to close down the two bus stops for eastern-bound traffic…

New fisheries dept for SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University will soon open a Fishery Science Department under a Republic of Korea funded project. This was sealed during the signing of an agreement between Solomon Islands and the Republic of Korea under the Framework Arrangement for Grant Aid 2014. Under the agreement, project for establishment and capacity building of Fishery…

Cyclone alert issued

SOLOMON Islanders are urged to be on alert as the country enters the cyclone season. The reminder comes from the local Weather office. Tropical cyclone season here runs from November to April, with its formation peak during the months of January, February and March, according to the office. “While cyclones can also occur on other…

NEC wins Telekom contract

NEC Australia is set to deploy microwave radio technology in three of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands to boost mobile and fixed line broadband capacity. Solomon Telekom has selected NEC Australia’s iPasolink IP microwave transmission technology as the core of a major network upgrade that will support over 100 base stations here and…

Chamber calls for applicants

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI) is inviting all its members and non-member businesses to apply for the Entrepreneur Grant of $5000.00. This was an initiative from SICCI and Westpac Banking to assist aspiring, successful and professional Innovative Entrepreneurs in Solomon Islands in providing Service, Technological Innovation and Good Governance to the national economy. This…

Choiseul project wins awards

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Talks over Gold Ridge held

SENIOR representatives from Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) had constructive discussions with senior representatives of the Solomon Islands Government and its advisors recently. This is to further consider the proposed transfer of Gold Ridge mine to the Solomon Islands Government announced by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, in August 2014, and to agree remedial action…

Logger in custody

Samlimsan executive faces attempted murder charge A LOGGING company executive is facing an attempted murder charge in relation to last Saturday’s brutal knife attack on a Rennell chief in Honiara. Malaysian Pau Kiu Den, owner of the notorious Samlimsan logging company, appeared in court on Wednesday and was remanded until November 26. He was accused…

‘Vote candidates who advocate for children’s right’

Parents, teachers and community members were advised to vote for candidates who advocate for children’s right. Speaking during International Children’s Day celebration in Auki yesterday, Save the Children representative Rebecca Awa called on Malaitans to vote candidates who prioritize advocacy for children’s right in there visionary strategies. “The future of our children depends on who…