Oceanic Trading refutes report

Spokesman for the Oceanic Trading Company (OTC) has rebuffed media statement that the company has bypassed the legal processes to acquire felling licenses on central Rennell, Renbell province. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Jefter Tuhangenga said it is a poor excuse from some people who claimed that OTC did not comply with logging processes after…

PAC warns OAG

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warned the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) not to repeat the decisions that bypass the process of Central Tender Board (CTB). This issue emerged as a result of awarding of a contract job worth SBD$800,000 to a private accounting firm to carry out the audit report on the accounts…

Global Money Week starts in West

A SERIES of events to celebrate 2017 Global Money Week started yesterday in Noro, Western Province. The event is organized by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands in collaboration with the National Fisheries Development Credit Union (NFDCUF) and SolTuna Trust Credit Union Fund (STCUF). A recent statement from CBSI said Global Money Week (GMW) is…

Women soccer out of FIFA ranking

SOLOMON ISLANDS female football team joins five other Pacific Island nations who were confirmed out of the World football ranking. The world soccer body, FIFA released the latest ranking last Friday identifying Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga as countries not ranked in the current listing. According to FIFA, the six…

Women’s football undergo trials

SOLOMON ISLANDS are gearing up for the upcoming U17 Women’s Championship starting with trials to determine the country’s final squad. A total of 61 players kicked of the trials held on Saturday and Sunday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Former coach, Patrick Miniti believes undergoing the trials is a positive start to their preparation. “This…