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…

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…

SINU lecturers boycott

Lecturers at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have boycotted classes as of Monday over employment contract grievances. They claimed that there was no employment contract for both none and academic staff when Solomon Island College of Higher Education (SICHE) was transformed to SINU. Lecturers Association of Solomon Islands National University (LASINU) in their meeting…

Businesswoman stands trial

Prominent businesswoman, Mary Chow is standing trial for the second time around for four counts of perjury charges in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Her case was remitted to the Magistrates’ Court for re-trial after she won her appeal case in the High Court. Chow has successfully appealed against her conviction and sentence in the High…

Students visa for PNG

VISA applications of Solomon Islands students studying at various universities in Papua New Guinea are still to be processed by the Immigration department in Port Moresby. One student was informed by PNG High Commission office in Honiara that all the applications sent by National Training Unit (NTU) in Honiara are still with Solomon Islands High…