SI, Vanuatu renew ‘acquaintances’

SOLOMON Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu have renewed ‘acquaintances with each other,’ a statement from the Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat said. Prime Ministers Manasseh Sogavare and Ishmael Kalsakau deliberated on the above and other issues of mutual concern and interest between their two countries at the margins of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Special…

Solomon Islands and Saudi Arabia Commit to further Strengthen Bilateral Relations

Solomon Islands Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs met with a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Nadi on Friday 24th February 2023 and agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. The Prime Minister confirmed Solomon Islands’ support for Saudi Arabia’s candidature to host the 2030 World Expo…

RATES RAISE BUSINESS CONCERN

SICCI meets with HCC over increase of licenses THE increase of rates of business operating license fees in 2023 by the Honiara City Council (HCC) raises concern about the impact on businesses operating in Honiara city and the wider economy. “We have already seen evidence on the risk of a slowdown in economic activity, so…

Cattle workers owed

Owed Gonokukufo Cattle Project workers in Malaita call on the National Government to settle longstanding labour arrears THE National government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) owes workers at the Gono Kukufo Cattle Project in West Kwaio, Malaita Province, the sum of $1,234,908.00 since 2016, it was revealed.  And the cattle workers are…

BUALA GIVES THUMBS UP TO NEW MARKET DESIGN

The Isabel Provincial Government and the Buala community have endorsed the  concept design for the Buala market, which Australia is rebuilding through the  Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP). Australia is also rebuilding the  nearby Buala wharf.   Representatives from the Australian High Commission, the SIIP technical team, and  UN Women Markets for Change Program travelled to…

Faster internet via fiber coming to West

RESIDENTS of several urban centres nation-wide will soon enjoy a much faster internet service via the Fiber Distribution Terminals (FTDS). Our Telekom last week announced the good news. “Exciting news! Our Telekom bringing fiber internet service closer to you via its FDT technology!” This means, starting in April, residents in Gizo, Noro, Munda, Kira Kira,…