Near disaster at Auki power station

THE Solomon Islands Electrical Authority (SIEA), Auki power station escaped what could have been a disaster. One of the exhaust pipe outlets at the station’s roof top caught fire on Monday. The building’s roof caught fire from the heat, forcing site workers to scramble and nearby residents and Auki Primary School to be put on…

Plans for promotional clips at airport

Local tourism company Sol-Host is taking a lead in trying to set up four large video screens which aims to show promotional clips about the country as part of tourism awareness program. To kick off that deal Sol Host met with five (5) government organisations on Friday to discuss the idea. The plan is to…

Quarantine vows to supports airport project

Quarantine division within the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MALS) is committed to supporting the project undertaken by a private tourism firm Sol Host Project in trying to set–up of four (4) LCD screens at the Honiara’s international and domestic airport. The initiatives was aimed to market and inform visitors both domestic for travelling passengers…

CBSI CLEARS STAND

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) has clarified recent media statements regarding the applications of the Pacific Alliance Bank Ltd (PAB) and the Pan Oceanic Bank (POB). In a statement issued on Monday the CBSI said it wishes to disassociate itself from any comments. “First CBSI disassociates itself from comments made that may imply…

NTDC holds first meeting for 2014

THE National Trade Development Council (NTDC) on Friday held its first quarterly meeting for 2014 at the Kairos conference centre. The NTDC, which meets on a quarterly basis, is a senior level forum for decision making and coordination of trade development policy in Solomon Islands including trade policy formulation and trade mainstreaming into national development…

MSG hails indigenous businesses

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group High Level Representative, Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola said indigenous business in Melanesia serve as important conduits in economically empowering its citizens as well as creating wealth and redistributing wealth and national benefits. Ambassador Tavola was a key note speaker at the inaugural Fiji Indigenous Business Council Symposium recently held at Holiday Inn,…

Three fisheries centre approved by West

The Western provincial government will be funding three new fisheries centre this year. The approval was made at this week’s full assembly meeting in Gizo by the current Western provincial government. The meeting which kicked off on Tuesday was officially opened by the premier Robert Pye Kuve at the Chacha conference room. Speaking to the…

West passes $29m budget

The Western provincial government on Wednesday passed its 2014 -2015 recurrent and estimate development budget worth $29 million. The budget was passed during the first day of the 2014 Western provincial full assembly meeting in Gizo. In an exclusive interview with the Western provincial finance minister Lester Saomasi Huckel yesterday who tabled the Bill, he…