Economic business reporting training kicks off

ABOUT 15 journalists from around the region are undertaking a workshop to boost their skills in business and economics reporting in Apia, Samoa. The participants came from Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Tonga, Solomon Islands and Samoa. Jemima Garret from the Australian news network is facilitating the training starting yesterday at the National University…

Work to set up National Payments System starts: CBSI

As part of its financial deepening and payment services reform agenda, CBSI recognised the need for an efficient national payments system that can cater for both high value and retail payments; using the electronic platform. Under Sections 26 and 27 of the CBSI Act 2012, the Central Bank is given the power to provide facilities,…

Gov’t domestic securities borrowing fall in 2013

THE Government’s domestic securities borrowings fell in 2013 as the government service its debts according to the CBSI 2013 report. The report stated that the government’s (SIG) domestic debt outstanding at the end of the year was $205.2 million, a reduction of $34.4 million compared to $239.6 million in December 2012. The domestic debt outstanding…

Telekom urged to improve service

People in Temotu are concern over what they labelled as unreliable network service by Our Telekom in province and they are urging the company to quickly fix its network as soon as possible. Provincial minister of commerce, trade & infrastructure Edwin Meibua in an interview with Solomon Star yesterday said they found it so hard…

Temotuans urged to return

Temotu provincial government (TPG) is appealing to all indigenous Temotuans living in and around the country who have nothing to do to return home and work on their plantations. This came after a new company from USA would start buying copra around the province. Temotu provincial minister of commerce, trade & infrastructure Edwin Meibua said…

Communities acknowledged wharf construction

People in and around Ngasini in Marovo lagoon, Western province have thanked donor partners for funding the deteriorating Ngasini wharf in Vangunu Island. Construction work is currently making progress. The wharf is one of the four wharves and a landing ramp to be improved under the second phase of the domestic maritime support project, which…

Aviation plans runway inspections

The ministry of communication and aviation is planning to inspect more runways in airstrip around the country. Director of aviation George Satu last week for this year inspection will be conducted at Lomlom in Temotu province and Suavanau in Isabel province. In the case of Lomlom since the runway is new they would inspect it…

Air Nuigini re-opens office here

AIR Niugini’s sales office in Honiara, will re-open today to look after interest of customers in the region. Air Nuigini’s chief executive Simon Foo said: “It is important to have an office to take care of Air Niugini customers because this will expand our market and further strengthen our presence in the Pacific especially the…

Titiru: Your new lodge down West

A NEW eco-lodge for the adventurous traveller has just opened its doors on Rendova Island in Western Province. Called Titiru Eco Lodge, it was located northwest on Rendova island, about 40 minutes’ drive from Munda airport. Titiru is surrounded by untouched marine life with beautiful landscape at its background. The facility has self-contain bungalows furnished…