BRC registration underway in Gizo

THE Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) has opened registrations in Gizo for Bougainvilleans living in the Western province. The registration commenced yesterday till Saturday the 13th of July at the Women’s Centre in Gizo.  In the early 2000’s both the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bougainville Government signed a peace agreement that had within it a…

POB celebrates 5th anniversary  

THE Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) on Thursday morning had a simple but participative event to share and celebrate its 5th Anniversary with its customers both at their head office at Hyundai Mall and Panatina branch. Speaking to the paper POB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kumar Wickramarachchi said during those events, they have shared their sentiments with…

Candidates warned, one more week

The Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO) is yet to receive statement of accounts from a number of candidates contesting the recent National General Election. SIEO therefore in a statement yesterday warned those who have contested the Election but have not filed their statement of accounts to do so before July 20th. SIEO said it is…

GOV’T URGED TO CLEAN UP ‘MESS’

Wale hits out at mining industry   GOVERNMENT must clean up the “mess” in the mining industry, Opposition leader Mathew Wale says. This is important to avoid undue manipulation by Chinese mining companies, he added. Wale’s call came in light of the controversial Bintan mining company’s continued bauxite operation on Rennell island. He said Bintan…

Forest Minister graces local farmers

Ministry of Forestry and Research Minister Ishmael Avui’s recent visit to Smallholder Teak Out-growers at certain areas in Western province gave hope to out growers nationwide for the support of the scheme. The Smallholder Teak Out-growers Program was initiated under the Ministry of Forestry and Research but with a recent piloted research with Australian Centre…

Becoming an MPA at 34

AT age 34, Jimmy Daoni is now a politician. JIMMY Daoni is one of the 33 elected Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) representing Ward 10 in Malaita Province. He won the election on 12th June, 2019 with a majority of 307 votes while his runner up polled 304 votes. However to win an election is…