ESP awareness for Malaita’s existing operators

A Team from the government will be departing for Auki today to raise awareness on the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) for targeted groups in the 14 constituencies of Malaita Province. The team will be led by the Deputy Prime Minister who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Development (MID) Manasseh Maelanga and Malaita MP’s and…

Makira man unhappy with 10 cents carve design

A CONCERNED Makira man has voiced his disappointment over the design of the 10 cents carved outpost that was erected at the newly launched Ports Authority ‘Unity Square’ in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogvare officially unveiled the iconic square early this week. Ian Davidson Mwanerafata told the Solomon Star although he was very pleased with the…

More jobs in the making

THE Government expects to create about 3000 jobs from the Bina Harbour tuna processing plant project when the operation swings into action in Malaita.  That’s according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) Permanent Secretary Christian Ramofafia. “The Bina project is a big undertaking for the government of the day,” he said.  Speaking…

DJOKOVIC CHARGED

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic has been arrested and charged for the traffic accident. This followed an accident involving a government Hilux over the weekend near the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in Rove, West Honiara. A press statement from the police media unit confirmed that Djokovic is being charged with one…

Sad day for SINU

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) on Thursday lost its Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate) after he unexpectedly collapsed in his office. Late John Teddie Usuramo from Are’Are in Malaita Province was declared dead after he was rushed to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) just after lunch on Thursday. SINU’s Public Relations officer Estee Logamei told the paper…

ANZ Gizo closure confirms

ANZ Bank branch in Gizo, Western Province will officially close its operation as of next month. A notice was recently placed at the branch informing its customers about the looming closure on August 14. Following questions about the notice, ANZ in a statement to YUMI TOKTOK Forum has confirmed the proposed closure. “Yes, ANZ will…

Stimulus package support for exporter

AN Isuzu 3-tonne pick-up truck was delivered this week by the government to a local buyer and exporter of Kava products, Kubonitu Holdings. This is as part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA)’s Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) initiative, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. Chairperson of the Economic Stimulus Package…

HCC audit delays

LACK of vital financial documents from the Honiara City Council (HCC) has further delayed the spot on audit undertaken by the Auditor General’s Office. The office of the Auditor General has conducted the audit since last month to look at the financial books of HCC based on the directives of the Minister of Home Affairs…

Farmers want Bellona to go organic

BELLONA Organic Farmers Association (BOFA) of Kapata village on West Bellona of Rennell and Bellona Province (RENBEL) want the entire island of Bellona to practise organic farming. This came after they successfully registered their association on October the 8th 2019, a statement from Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) said.  Led by their Chairman, Bix Paul, Fred…