GPPOL set for new management?

Landowners disturbed by reports of takeover REPORTS have surfaced that the country’s leading Palm Oil producer Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) as of next month would come under a new management. GIPPOL is currently being owned by foreign investors with land owners having only a minimum of twenty percent shares in the company. However…

Taro accommodations to be inspected

Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd will inspect all accommodations in Taro, Choiseul province. This will happen on Wednesday says Managing Director of Green Tourism, Michael Tokuru. The inspection is part of improving tourism services in the province and to ensure that most of the accommodations are up to standard. “The inspection will be based on…

Tourism training in Taro

A FOUR days life skills training will be conducted by the Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd in Taro, Choiseul Province tomorrow. The training aims to equip tourism operators in Taro and Shortland to better understand hospitality. Managing Director of Green Tourism Michael Tokuru told the Solomon Star yesterday, the training will run until Friday.  “This…

Gold Ridge project at peril

St Barbara has warned that the tailings dam at its largely abandoned Gold Ridge mine in central Guadalcanal is at risk of being breached in the approaching wet season. Attempts to reach agreement with the government to act on a remedial action plan have failed to date. And because of the security situation on the…

BSP opens 19th ATM

Band South Pacific (BSP) has opened its 19th ATM in the country at the Family Market Pharmacy at Central Market, the country busiest and biggest market, Friday. The 5,000 odd vendors and thousands of shoppers will no longer travel far and spend time and money but conveniently get cash from the ATM for shopping and…

Sumitomo lodges appeal case

JAPANESE mining giant Sumitomo Ltd last Friday lodged a notice with the Court of Appeal to challenge the recent High Court ruling of its case against Axiom Mining Ltd. The two mining firms have engaged in a long-drawn legal battle over mining rights on Isabel, which ended last month in the High Court when Justice…

GP tourism calls for help

Guadalcanal Provincial tourism office is calling on the soon to be elected eight Members of Parliament (MP) in Guadalcanal to support tourism industry in the province since tourism is the next alternative development for the province. Jecinta Koli, Provincial Tourism Officer highlighted this during the official opening of a three days hospitality training in Marau…

Operators urged to be polite with guests

Forty six (46) tourism operators and landowners in Marau, East Gaudalcanala re currently undergoing a three days tourism training which kicked off yesterday. One of the highlights of the training is to teach the operators to be polite when welcoming their guests upon their arrival. Laurie Leketo,Senior Research Tourism Officer within the Ministry of Culture…