Final consultation on SEZ conducted

FINAL consultation on the Special Economic Zone Technical Expertise draft bill commenced on Thursday in Honiara. Representatives of the private sectors, Non Government Organisations and Isabel, Central, Makira and Guadalcanal Provinces have participated in the two-day workshop. Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration organised the workshop, with the aim of getting the views from…

Unemployed youths told to engage in cash economy

UNEMPLOYED youths of North West Guadalcanal are being reminded to engage in the cash economy. In an interview with one of the chiefs from Sagalu ward, Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the chief has called for unemployed youths living in North West Guadalcanal to engage in money generating activities to contribute to the economic…

Chainsaw training for Temotu villagers

CHAINSAW owners and operators in Temotu province have recently completed a successful skill training workshop on chainsaw overhauling & servicing, and timber milling processing. The training was held at Lata, Temotu’s provincial head quarter. Facilitating the training was the Principal Mechanical Labour Officer Nathaniel Mara from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour & Immigration (MCILI).…

ADB supports fiscal resilience growth in Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA  – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant and a $3 million loan to help Tonga strengthen its long-term economic growth prospects and capacity to respond to external economic shocks. “The grant and loan will fund the first of three subprograms of the ADB-supported Building Macroeconomic Resilience Program for…

MSG members told to cooperate

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) members have been urged to  cooperate with each other on issues pertaining to trade and economic integration. The call was made by Papua New Guinea’s Trade Commerce and Industry Minister Richard Maru at the recently concluded MSG Trade Ministers’ meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Maru was…

Bank launches mobile catering solution

Port Moresby (The National) – THE National Development Bank Investment has launched its The Mealz on Wheelz, a mobile catering solution for operators of small catering businesses. Bank chairman Moses Liu said it would provide access for micro and small businesses to their market. He said NDBI introduced last year the Stret Pasin Store Scheme…

Reggae slam coming here

WORLD’S number one with the best rated reggae sound system, and music event organisers are coming to the Solomon Islands. This is history happening real to the Pacific shores, a sound system all the way from Europe – world’s best reggae/dancehall soundkillas. Known as the Sentinel Sound from Germany, it has the biggest reggae culture…

Young women undergo leadership training here

MEMBERS of the Young Women Parliamentary Group (YWPG)are hoping to make an impact in their various workplaces and communities after a three-day Transformational Leadership (TL) Seminar in Honiara this week. The TL Seminar runs from 1st to 3rdof June and is organised by the National Parliament Civic Education Department Gender Component, facilitated and funded by…

HNA pikinini clinic continues this weekend

The Honiara Netball Association (HNA) will continue with the third session of the pikinini clinic this Saturday June 4 starting at 8am. The clinic which started two weekends ago saw a good turnout of around 50 young girls ranging from six to19 years old come out and have fun learning netball. “The turnout of the…