Rarawa on US$100B loan proposal

FORMER Central Bank governor Denton Rarawa says the country will have problems repaying the US$100 billion loan the Government intends to borrow from a broker in China. He made the comment during his remarks at a Talk-Back Show on the national broadcaster, Monday. “It would be pure insanity if the loan is allowed to go…

Australia supports Solomons’ Buy Local campaign

The Australian Government initiative, Strongim Bisnis, is supporting a campaign that encourages Solomon Islanders to buy Solomon Islands products over imported alternatives. The message of the campaign is “Iumi Buy Lokol for Mekim Lokol Jobs”. The message highlights that when people buy Solomon Islands products, they support Solomon Islands businesses. These businesses often employ Solomon…

Russell Islands welcome investment program

Russell Islanders have welcomed the Government’s investment program and are ready to engage in any development project by genuine investors and government or donor-supported projects. In a recent meeting with the Government Sub Committee on the Reinvestment and Redevelopment in Russell Islands, the Lavukal House of Chiefs representatives have expressed their excitement and readiness to…

One Link accuses HCC

One Link Management has accused certain officials from Honiara City Council (HCC) for deliberately refusing to provide a legitimate Business License to One Link Pacifica as required under s 3(2) of the Honiara City Council (Regulation of Business Licenses) ordinance 2011. One Link Management in a statement said it is fully aware of the provision…

City mayor responds to One Link Pacifica

Mayor Wilson Mamae and City Clerk Rence Sore have met with the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands Raynold Moveni and have concurred with CBSI’s decision over One Link Pacifica licensing issue. In response to One Link Pacifica, Mamae said it is sad to know that the former City Councilor Henry Star…

OUR NEW AIRBUS

NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines has released the first image of the airline’s shiny new Airbus A320 aircraft H4-SIB, which was painted in Townsville, Australia over the weekend. The aircraft ‘Spirit of the Solomons’ formerly flew for Air New Zealand and is being fitted to Solomon Airline’s specifications before entering service shortly, a statement from Solomon…

Solomon Water goes tough on corrupt attitude

Solomon Water has recently disciplined and dismissed several staff following reports from members of the public that some of their field staff are demanding or being paid money when doing installations for CashWater connections or other work. Solomon Water in a statement stressed that this is wrong and that they will not tolerate such bad…

HCC: One Link operating illegally

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) has issued a notice to One Link Pacifica which has been operating without a Business License in the City, reports the HCC Media. Following much debate about One Link Pacifica’s operations in the mainstream and social media, HCC has clarified that One Link Pacifica is operating illegally. City Clerk Rence…

SINPF signs deal project in Auki

The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Board (SINPF Board) has signed an agreement with TGB and Kramer Ausenco for the proposed project in Auki, Malaita Province. On the 6th of February 2020, the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Board (SINPF Board) signed the deal with Tropic Group Builders (TGB) and Kramer Ausenco for the construction of…