BLAST KILLS EXPATS

TWO foreign nationals have lost their lives during an accident last night at their private rented home in Tasahe, West Honiara. The duo – a British and an Australian national died when an Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) they were working on with went off between 7.30 pm and 8 pm last night. reports reaching the paper…

Miners eye SI

MINING companies are tussling to get their hands on the lucrative mineral resources of the country despite oppositions indigenous landowners. The opposition to mining is nowhere more marked than in the Choiseul Province. Recently, the Forum Against Mining on Choiseul (FAMOC) has come out strongly in the media against mining in the province. On Monday…

IS MALAITA PUNISHED?

Allegations of unfair distribution of ESP benefits   There are claims that Malaita Province may have been targeted in the distribution of benefits from the Government’s $320 million Economic Stimulus Package (ESP). “I have been told by the ESP Screening Committee that local cocoa and copra producers from Malaita Province who applied for assistance will…

Tina River Project appoints HR firm to train locals 

HONIARA, (SOL GOVT) – Local firm Pasifiki HR has been awarded the contract to deliver pre-employment, vocational and technical training programmes aimed at building local capacity under the Solomon Islands Community Benefit Sharing Programme (CBSP) for the Tina River Hydro Development Project.    This appointment reflects the Solomon Island Governments’ commitment to prioritising local organisations…