SIWIBA to dish out awards to women

WOMEN in business from all sectors will be coming together tonight for an evening of celebration to recognize the valuable contribution that women make towards the economic life of this country. Solomon Islands Women in Business Association in partnership with the Government will host the event at the Heritage Park Hotel. A statement from the…

High grade bauxite discovery in SI

Iron Mountain Mining Ltd (ASX:IRM) has discovered extensive high grade, low levels of silica bauxite deposits from augur drilling in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. The first phase drilling and pit sampling returned lab results of 41.21% alumina (Al2O3) and 1.7% reactive silica (SiO2). Should the tonnages be there, Iron Mountain has Direct…

Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference successful

VAKA Pasifiki Education Conference has ended on Wednesday night with a “thankyou” dinner, hosted by Dr Franco Rodie, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government. The Mendana Hotel venue was packed as Solomon Islands and international conference participants mingled and socially engaged. “The final…

Late Sir Peter given highest honour

THE LATE Sir Peter Kenilorea was bestowed the Star of Solomon Islands Medal during the 38th Independence celebration at Lawson Tama on Thursday. This was for his long, dedicated and outstanding service to the Government and People of Solomon Islands in the fields of National Politics, Education, Civil Service, Parliamentary Services, Peace and Community Development.…

Turning trash into cash

‘Another man’s trash is another’s treasure’ is a saying fitting for Stewart Maui of Rennell Bellona and his two Malaitan friends. Hundreds of logs harvested by logging companies operating in Rennell Bellona have been left to rot but Maui and his friends from Malaita thought the logs were not worthless. Shipping furniture to the isolated…