An end to deforestation by 2030

Dear Editor – A major deforestation deal has been announced at the end of COP26’s first day of the leaders’ summit where big polluters made new commitments, but with substantial caveats. The first day of the two-day leaders summit at the COP26 climate summit has ended with big polluters making new commitments but with substantial…

MULTI-MILLION $$ UNDER-TAKING

OUR Telekom is investing millions of dollars ($) in telecommunication infrastructure development that will see thirty-five 2G sites nation-wide being upgraded and operational as early as next year. In a paid feature which appeared in the Solomon Star newspaper, it highlighted that this massive undertaking is part of the company’s Second Business Transformation Project. These…

Japan to assist Afio & Faula with projects

THE Government of Japan will assist water supply and sanitation projects for Afio and Faula in Malaita Province through it Grassroots and Human Security Program. To formally facilitate the funding assistance, a signing ceremony was held yesterday at the Japanese Embassy in Honiara. Speaking at the official grant signing of the grant contract, Japanese Ambassador…

FAKE MONEY ON THE RISE

Fake $50 note discovered, confiscated in Gizo A FAKE $50 note has been discovered in Gizo, Western Province when a man attempts to make a deposit at the Bank South Pacific (BSP) this week. Information received from locals who witnessed the incident said the man’s intention was to deposit the cash at BSP Gizo. “He…