Saelea: fighting pests is everybody’s business

Fighting mass invasion of pests in our country is everybody’s business, Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Jimi Saelea says. In an interview with the Solomon Star this week Saelea said the fight against giant African snail and Oryctes Rhinoceros that destroys our coconut trees, needs the cooperative efforts of…

Urban initiatives highlighted

THE country’s urban development initiatives have been emphasized by the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu, Monday. Garu was speaking at the opening of the three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) which will end today in Honiara. “My Ministry is fortune to have a number of initiatives tackling the cross…

S&P: Brexit effect limited

Suva (Fiji Times) – IN the near term, the direct real impact on Asia-Pacific economies from Brexit is likely to be limited since the relevant linkages are weak. This was revealed by Standards and Poor’s Credit Rating Services in a report on Brexit Impact on Asia-Pacific, including Fiji, is largely credit neutral. Brexit is the…

Fiji sugar exports go on

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Fiji will continue to export sugar to the UK and EU despite Britain leaving the EU, which could have implications on the sugar market generally. Reserve Bank of Fiji governor Barry Whiteside said the central bank’s stand was that “our sugar will not be affected by United Kingdom’s unprecedented decision via…

PNG Public servants salaries increase

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Despite the negative impact of inflation Papua New Guinea has been experiencing, all public servants have witnessed for the first time in 25 years, a significant boost in the real value of their earnings. Personnel Management Secretary John Kali said this when speaking at the recent 36th biennial congress of…

Solomon Games Platinum sponsor

OUR Telekom is the Platinum sponsor for the 2016 Solomon Games with a sponsorship package of around SBD $248 000. The deal was was signed and handed over to the President of the Solomon Games Council Alexander Macdonald by Our Telekom CEO Loyley Ngira. Our Telekom in a statement said it is pleased to announce…

Companies to the rescue

Three firms have came to the rescue of athletes arriving early for the start of the Solomon Games 2016. Due to delays in release of funds  it was difficult doing necessary catering for the athletes. But thanks to the assistance of the three companies namely Sol Rice, Victory Trading and Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited.…

Two teams for OFC champ

Solomon Islands will now finally have two teams competing in the OFC Champions League. This follows the official announcement from OFC about a new expanded format set for 2017 OFC Champions League. “A new and expanded format that will take Oceania’s premier international club competition across the Pacific is on the cards for the 2017…

Ladies football launching

More women’s football action is set to kick off again in the national capital in the coming days. This will be made possible through the sponsorship of SOLRICE Company. HFA General Secretary Leonard Paia said the Honiara Football Association (HFA) will launch a women league today. “The launching of the HFA Womens’ leagues for both…