$900k ESP allocated to noni farmers

ABOUT forty-five (45) noni farmers in the country are expected to receive a total of $900,000 allocated under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) document sighted by this paper revealed.   Each of the approved 45 noni farmers is entitled to receive $20,000 from the total allocation ($900,000). Of the total allocation to noni farmers, $ 660,000…

Govt, MARA sign tourism deal

MALAITA Provincial Government (MPG) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism have signed a historical memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a number of tourism projects in Malaita. The signing was held in Auki on Tuesday. The signing was done between Malaita Provine Premier Daniel Suidani and Minister of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo. It…

Airport upgrade to commence November

  WORK to upgrade the international airport led by the Japanese Government is expected to kick off again towards the end of next month, November 2020.  Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation Moses Virivolomo told the paper yesterday. He said the project should have already made progress but due to Covid-19,…

Calls for BSP to expand services in Gizo

WITH the rising numbers of Bank South Pacific (BSP) customers accessing services at the Gizo branch after the closure of ANZ in Gizo, Western Province, there are calls for BSP to expand its services. A concerned man speaking on behalf of a number of BSP customers said BSP management should consider expanding its services. A…

ITS 3.7%

NPF announces 3.7% credit rating with $95m paid to members’ account By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara   THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) on Wednesday announced a credit rate of 3.7% to its members’ contribution for the 2020 financial year, a less of 2.1% from last year which is 8.5%.  This means a total of $95million…

NPF interest rate announcement

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) Board will today declare the 2019/2020 crediting rate to members’ contribution. The official announcement will be held today at the A’hara conference room at the Heritage Park Hotel during the lunch hour. SINPF Board Chairman Dr. Jimmie Rodgers will make the official announcement. Last year, SINPF Chairperson Dr.…

Passport renewals now in Australia

The Consulate General of Solomon Islands in Brisbane, Australia has opened its doors as the country’s first diplomatic mission to offer passport renewal services to Solomon Islanders outside of the country on Monday. Consul General Kereta Sanga in a statement issued by the Government Communication Unit, indicated that the passport renewal services is a culmination…