Govt to import more cattle

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) will import more cattle herds from Vanuatu this year. This was revealed by the Director of Livestock and Veterinary Services Rarney Keqa in an exclusive interview over the weekend. Mr. Keqa said the country was supposed to get more cattle last year the country, but…

Fear of falling price level

The Chinese Renminbi   Yet another advanced country is in the grip of fear of falling price level. On Tuesday, May 3, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reduced its benchmark interest rate to 1.75 percent from 2.0 percent: the lowest rate ever. Interest rates charged by Australian banks for loans to consumers and businesses…

Airline summit ends here

MORE than 80 delegates attended the 34th annual general meeting of the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) from May 4 to 6 in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially opened the bi-annual conference, which focused on the theme “Aviation & the Environment”. Mr Sogavare commended the work of ASPA in providing the ideal forum…

Farmers attend business empowering training

MANY commercial farmers throughout Guadalcanal have been empowered in the four days workshop held in Honiara from Monday to Thursday this week. The workshop is organised by Rural Development Programme (RDP) in the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination as part of recovery programme after most of the farmers’ infrastructures were destroyed during the…

Western delegation learn about tourism in Fiji

SUVA, (SPTO) – A delegation from the provincial Government of the Solomon Islands’ Western Province wants more programmes from the regional tourism body to assist in up-skilling their local workforce and developing their industry as a whole. Western Province Minister for Culture and Tourism, Christian Mesepitu made the comments when he paid a courtesy visit…

Western delegation learn about tourism in Fiji

SUVA, (SPTO) – A delegation from the provincial Government of the Solomon Islands’ Western Province wants more programmes from the regional tourism body to assist in up-skilling their local workforce and developing their industry as a whole. Western Province Minister for Culture and Tourism, Christian Mesepitu made the comments when he paid a courtesy visit…

Landowners told to open land for development

Chiefs of North West Guadalcanal are appealing to landowners and tribes within the region and the island to release their land for development purposes, whenever the government or an investor requests for it. Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki relayed that the chiefs of Lambi, Tandai and Sagalu wards made the plea to all…

Accused forgets his lawyer’s name

A 24-YEAR-OLD man facing an incest charge is yet to confirm which lawyer from the Public Solicitor’s Office is representing him. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his elder sister, appeared on Thursday in the Honiara Magistrates Court for mention. He confirmed in court that he now has a lawyer…