Govt & KOICA on forestry action plan

The ministry of forestry with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) last week held three days workshop to discuss the implementation of a forestry action plan. The project entitled, ‘The Project for Establishment of Action Plan for Forest Resources Management in the Solomon Islands’ looks at forest resources management in SI and will be carried…

So, what is the South Pacific Tourism exchange?

With tourism a vitally important industry, income earner and employer right across the South Pacific, the inaugural South Pacific Tourism Exchange will be the region’s largest travel and tourism business-to-business event. Set to take place in Auckland, New Zealand from the 22-23 May, 2014 and organized by the South Pacific Tourism Organization, South Pacific Tourism…

Flights resume

The Solomon Airlines on Sunday resumes both its international and domestic flights after being cancelled last Friday due to heavy flooding as a result of cyclone Ita. The came after the runway surface was flooded with water and debris from the Lungga river. This had affected both the domestic and international flights. But an officer…

Bad weather forces Gold Ridge to halt operations

TORRENTIAL rain has forced operations at the Gold Ridge mine to be suspended. However, the company said yesterday all employees on site are safe. “St Barbara is concerned for the welfare of people in communities near to the Gold Ridge mine, including but not limited to downstream of the tailings storage facility (TSF),” the company…

Airline cancels flights

SOLOMON Airlines Thursday cancelled all flights – international and domestic – in and out of Honiara as the bad weather persists. This was due to extensive flooding and associated debris on the run way and surrounding airport areas. All domestic and international flights have been suspended until further notice, a spokesman said The spokesman added…

Geodynamics appoints country rep here

AUSTRALIA geothermal energy company Geodynamics on Thursday announced the appointment of Mal Kuper as its Country Representative resident in Honiara. Mr Kuper will be responsible for liaison with local stakeholders, including government, community and suppliers, the coordination of activities necessary to support exploration drilling planned for later this year and representing Geodynamics locally as the…

GPPOL plans to expand oil palm in east Guale

THE awareness program that is being carried out by Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) in  North East Guadalcanal has now resumed after being disturbed due to the wet weather experienced earlier in the year. The program commenced late in 2013 and it is the intention of GPPOL to visit a number of predetermined communities…

MSG conducts seminar on trade agreement

THE Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat has conducted another successful two days Workshop on the Draft MSG Trade Agreement and other Trade and Economic Agreement/Initiatives in the region.   This was held at the Secretariat Conference Room in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 26-27 March 2014. The Workshop was co-funded under the MSG-Pacific Integration Technical Assistance…