Lauru shipping urged to settle fees

The Western provincial government yesterday issued a warning to Lauru shipping company (LSC) to settle its outstanding business fee or services to some ports in the province will be suspended. Western provincial finance minister Lester Saomasi Huckel issued the notice after Lauru shipping failed to sort out its long overdue business shipping licence fee. Lauru…

SIEA provides linemen training to staff

AT Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), Linemen play an important role in our operations; they ensure that the distribution network, safely and reliably provides the required supply of electricity to the customer.   A lineman is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission and distribution lines and equipment. You have to be a…

Price unit on nationwide awareness

Staff at the consumer affairs and price control unit will engage in a nationwide awareness next week. The awareness will focus on price of goods, expired goods and the rights as consumer This came after a budget has been approved for the outreach program. Director of the unit Timothy Watekary Maehioro on Wednesday said as…

Bank hits back at Sasako’s claims

Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) has described claims by former politician Alfred Sasako in a report yesterday as misleading and false. In an article published in this paper on Wednesday Mr Sasako claimed that POB is running into some difficulties setting up its office here and is trying to establishing a correspondence bank overseas. But the…

POB set to open May

The newly registered commercial bank Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) will officially unveil its doors in the country mid-May this year. That was the assurance by Nihal Kekulawala POB’s chief executive officer (CEO) during an interview with the local media at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday. Mr Kekulawala who is currently in the country said the bank…

More locals signed up for POB

More than twenty (20) local people have been recruited to take up several positions within Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) when it kicks off operation in May. This was revealed by POB chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala yesterday. Mr Kekulawala who in the country said more than 20 people and eight (8) expatriates will be…

HCC HODs supports call

HONIARA City Council (HCC) heads of divisions (HOD) yesterday supports FSII’s call for more education and awareness programs in Honiara communities and schools targeting attitude problems. FSII management yesterday made a presentation about two initiatives it plans to implement in the Honiara City within the next three months once given the green light from responsible…

Installation of palm oil milling machine

The construction of a permanent complex to place a new portable milling machine for the Vangunu palm oil is nearing completion.The complex is being constructed by local firm, Pijin Holding company which is also responsible of ordering the portable machine from overseas. The machine will be based at Merusu. Pijin Holding workers have been hired…