Locally owned TR-Apartment opens its doors

HARD work and sheer determination is what drives TR-Apartment owner, Timothy Raurau to complete his dream apartment which was officially opened by the Minister for Culture & Tourism (MCT), Thursday. The international standard apartment built at Panatina just above the Marine School was a dream come true for Raurau and his family. Speaking at the…

AUSTRAC Equipment Gifting to Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) will be better networked with other Pacific FIUs and better able to combat the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, thanks to AUSTRAC’s gifting of video conferencing equipment to the FIU. AUSTRAC is the Australian Government agency responsible for detecting, deterring and disrupting criminal financial activities.…

CPI declines by 0.5 percent in July

THE National Consumer Price Index (CPI) has dropped 0.5 percent to 106.1 in July 2021, confirms National Statistician Douglas Kimi in a report this week. According to a SINSO statement, the report was released on Tuesday 14th September 2021. In the report, Mr. Kimi said through the year, compared to the same month in 2020,…

WIN WIN MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS

NOT many people know why this alluvial gold mining company chose WIN WIN as its name when it was registered in Solomon Islands in 2016. So when an investigation by the national broadcaster, SIBC, alleged impropriety on the part of the company in terms of adhering to the requirements of the Mines and Minerals Act,…

Illegal gold deal denial

WIN WIN Company and local landowners have categorically denied a special investigation by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) that the company was involved in gold smuggling and tax evasion in its operations on Guadalcanal. A special investigation by SIBC’s Charles Piringi said nearly 80kg of gold worth around AUD 5.2 million (SBD30 million) have…

MORE WORKERS AUST BOUND

Warned against alcohol consumption and running away from place of work   AS the labour mobility scheme continues to expand a total of 160 Solomon Islanders will jet out of the country today in two separate flights to work in Australia. At the same time they are being reminded of ‘Zero Tolerance on Alcohol’ consumption,…

‘New World’s papers in order to operate’

NEW World Limited is legally registered to operate on West Rennell, government officials confirmed on Wednesday. The confirmation has smashed to shreds claims by Solomon Resources Management Ltd – a rival logging company – that New World Limited was operating illegally on West Rennell. “New World Ltd is operating legally on West Rennell. Its papers,…

SINSO: Visitor Arrivals here remain low

A SIGNIFICANT decline in international arrivals continues to be recorded since restrictions were imposed on International flights by the Solomon Islands Government towards the end of March 2020. The latest Visitor Arrivals bulletin released by National Statistician Douglas Kimi on Tuesday 31st August 2021 confirmed this. The report showed the total arrivals for fourth quarter…