Mobile products lack spare parts

A local Mobile phone technician says most mobile products imported into the country lack spare parts and back up service. Michael Wale who operated a mini electronic device repair service business in Malaita said this has cause much difficulty and problem to fix and repair faulty electronic devices. Mr Wale have been providing repair services…

FISHERIES DELEGATION SCOOPS GREATER BENEFITS FROM VIETNAM SUMMIT

The Solomon Islands delegation to the recent 19th Annual Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting in Vietnam accomplished their mission in making sure the country gained maximum benefits from our Tuna fisheries following complex negotiations with the regions Distant Water Fishing Nations (DWFN). The delegation headed by Deputy Secretary Technical Ms. Rosalie Masu comprised…

USAID’s SCALE Project Supports Agriculture in Malaita

AUKI, SOLOMON ISLANDS – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Strengthening Competitiveness Agriculture and Livelihoods (SCALE) project delivered on several key initiatives to support agriculture and small-scale farmers in Malaita province.  At a December 1 event, United States Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Russell Comeau awarded the first four Forest and Development Fund grants, welcomed the…

TOP TUNA EXCO TEAM MEETS PM SOGAVARE

Top executive officials representing National Fisheries Developments (NFD), Soltuna, Trimarine and Bolton Group have met briefly with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare today. The team made a short presentation to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Honourable Nestor Giro, minister of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration Honourable Fredrick Kologeto and Minister of…

SCALE-NRM project begins rolling

FOUR Organisations in Malaita Province have received grants under the Forest Development Fund (FDF) under the USAID Strengthening Competitiveness Agriculture Livelihood and Environment – Natural Resource Management (SCALE-NRM) Project. They are Afutara Rural Training Centre (RTC), Airahu Rural Training Centre (RTC), Takataka Eco Village Conservation Foundation and Ahataha Water Conservation Association (AWCA) received their grants…

SITCO outgoing CEO farewelled

The Outgoing CEO of the Solomon Islands Tobacco Company, Kazi Rahman has been commended for his immense contribution to the development of Solomon Islands. Hon. Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare formally thanked Mr. Kazi for his service to SITCO and the nation during a Cocktail Farewell this evening.   “Over the last 4 years SITCO have…

GREEN LIGHT

PACIFIC NICKEL MINES (SI) LTD SCORES THE BIG ONE PACIFIC Nickel Mines (SI) Ltd – the Australian mining company developing the world-class nickel deposit on Isabel – has scored the big one by obtaining the business licence for the multi-million-dollar project from the Isabel Provincial Government. The Company’s Solomon Islands’-based Director, Pawel Misiec, revealed this after…

ACOM RE-OPENS TARONIARA SHIPYARD

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) has reopened its shipyard at Taroniara, Central Islands Province (CIP), after two years of maintenance and refurbishment. A statement from ACOM said Taroniara Shipyard reopened on Friday last week after a reopening ceremony attended by representatives from ACOM Provincial Headquarters, Diocese of Central Solomons officers led by Right Reverend…

QUAKE LOSS

A quick assessment by CBSI sets the total cost of building damages in Honiara caused by last week’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake at $1.85million THE 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Guadalcanal last Tuesday has left an estimated total loss of roughly around $1.85-Million from damages it caused to buildings in Honiara. This is according to a…