Aviation: Safety is our priority

Aviation authority within the ministry of communication and aviation (MCA) says safety of airport runway is a priority. Alwyn Navo aviation’s chief air traffic training officer highlighted this during a courtesy call to Isabel provincial government’s headquarter in Buala last Friday. Mr Navo was part of the Solomon Islands visitors bureau delegation (SIVB) officials that…

We’ll be back

St Barbara says they are returning to Gold Ridge OPERATORS of Gold Ridge mine, Australian company St Barbara, has insisted it hasn’t pulled out of the country. Instead, the company said it was forced to shut down operations at the Gold Ridge mine because of flood damage and subsequent security risks. St Barbara’s managing director…

Isabel gov’t seals deal to extend airstrip

Isabel government has sealed a deal with a logging company currently operating on the island to help upgrade the Suavanao airstrip. Provincial premier James Habu revealed this last week during a visit by the Solomon Islands visitors bureau (SIVB) delegation. Mr Habu said his provincial government had a verbal agreement with a logging company operating…

SI fully committed to negotiate a comprehensive EPA

Minister of fisheries and marine resources, Mr. Alfred Ghiro, assured his colleague Pacific Fisheries and Trade Ministers that Solomon Islands is fully committed to negotiate a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU). “It’s clear that we are now under severe time pressure and I urge us all to work together over…

Isabel proposed new industrial township

Work on the new Isabel industrial township is making progress. Thats according to chief industrial officer at Buala commerce office Clifton Basil who revealed that work on the proposed township is being done on government land in Kia. He said this in Buala during a meeting held with SIVB and Buala tourism operators last Friday…

Isabel to upgrade Kaomasi school

Isabel provincial government (IPG) will this year upgrade the existing roads to Kaomasi provincial secondary school (KPSS) which ran along the coast. James Habu Isabel premier told the Solomon Star last week in Buala in an interview. Mr Habu said his government put much priority in the areas of clinic, jetty, health and education. But…

Lepi told to upheld culture

Lepi villages in Bao/Bugotu constituency, Isabel province have been encouraged by Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) to continue upheld and keep culture and traditional way of lifestyle. SIVB’s chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto highlighted this during a visit to Lepi village on Saturday. More than a hundred people in and around the village were…

ANZ launches ANZ goMoney in Vanuatu

ANZ on Tuesday announced the launch of ANZ goMoney in Vanuatu, providing a new and convenient way for customers to do their everyday banking using their mobile phones. ANZ goMoney allows customers to send money to family and friends, pay their bills, purchase airtime top-up vouchers and view their account balances and history using their…

Airlines’ new corporate travel centre

Solomon Airlines has announced that in line with its corporate strategic plans for 2014, it has now moved its corporate travel center from the former Solomon Islands Government Printers building to the newly renovated and upgraded office on the ground floor of Tongs building in Point Cruz. It has officially been open for business as…

IMF holds high-level conference on Monetary Policy

On Sunday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held a High-Level Conference on “Monetary Policy in the New Normal” with senior central bankers, academics, and private sector representatives. The conference sought to make out the contours of monetary policy once the economy and the financial system have settled into their post-crisis normal. IMF Managing Director Christine…