ESP brings hope to Russells

RECENTLY established government’s Covid-19 Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) has brought much hope to rural farmers and fishers in the Russell Islands in the Central Islands Province.  This followed an awareness programme hosted at Louna Island on Sunday, a statement from Government Communication Unit said. Officials from the ESP awareness team headed by Member of Parliament…

Govt issues more fishing licenses

Govt issues more fishing licenses annually Types of fishing activities here Govt issues more fishing licenses annually   The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) approved and issued between 180 to 235 licenses to foreign and local vessels fishing each year in the country over the past five years from 2014-2018. Director of Fisheries…

GOLD AWARD

Solomon Islands $5 Polymer banknote wins gold   THE newly launched Solomon Islands $5 polymer banknote has won a gold medal in the 2020 Print Industry Craftmanship Awards (PICA), an Australian Print & Visual Communication Association industry competition.  The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) announced this in a media statement issued by CBSI Media…

Master plan for Auki-Bina corridor 

PLANNING is a legally mandated responsibility of Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) in relation to any development in the province including the Bina Harbor tuna processing plant. This statement was echoed by Premier Daniel Suidani during the signing of the historical memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) and the Ministry of Fisheries…

HCC addresses clothe vendors’s fee  

LOCAL clothing vendors at the Honiara Central Market on Thursday met with the Honiara City Council (HCC) executive to raise their concern about the way fees are being charged. The vendors met City Clerk Rence Sore during a round table discussion to share their concerns about the changes in fee charges. The new charges were imposed…

ANZ Gizo closure confirms

ANZ Bank branch in Gizo, Western Province will officially close its operation as of next month. A notice was recently placed at the branch informing its customers about the looming closure on August 14. Following questions about the notice, ANZ in a statement to YUMI TOKTOK Forum has confirmed the proposed closure. “Yes, ANZ will…

Stimulus package support for exporter

AN Isuzu 3-tonne pick-up truck was delivered this week by the government to a local buyer and exporter of Kava products, Kubonitu Holdings. This is as part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA)’s Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) initiative, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. Chairperson of the Economic Stimulus Package…