IMPORT SCARE

Fiji live Cattle import queried, Ministry defends claims CLAIMS have surfaced from concerned cattle farmers in the country over the proposed live cattle import from Fiji, in fear of the deadly Brucellosis Disease. Brucellosis Disease is a bacterial disease found in the reproductive tracts of animals which can also be transferred to humans. It causes…

ABD Gives SIG US$15.4 Million

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) revealed that the government has secured US$15.4 million from the Asian Development Bank for the development of the USP fourth campus project in the country. The prolonged development of the project has received an encouraging progress and its ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for next month.…

Frustration rises for Malaita ANZ customers

ANZ bank customers in Malaita province who wish to do money transaction through cheque will have to travel to Honiara to be able to access this very service. And this was causing so much frustration and inconvenience amongst customers. This was after the ANZ bank has decided to close down its operational branch in Malaita…

New fisheries centre to open soon

A FISHERY centre build at Tambea in Northwest Guadalcanal will be opened for use. This was confirmed by a contractor Richard Ubua who builds the centre. Speaking to the Solomon Star’s Northwest Guadalcanal stringer, John Toki, Mr Ubua said that the centre will be opened soon in three months time. He added this fisheries centre…

National tourism forum, Thursday

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Rota tanks meet international quality standard

ROTA tanks, manufactured locally by Rotomould (Solomons) Ltd, are the first and only water tanks in the Solomon Islands to be certified to international quality standards – the ISO Type 5: AS/NZS 4766 standards. In a statement on Tuesday Rotomould Group of Companies Managing Director, Prakash Chand said the company has always been absolutely committed…

Piggery farmers undergo management training

Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) has conducted a pig management training to local farmers recently. A statement from TTM said the training has improved the farmers’ knowledge in the area of hog feeding and how to address parasitic diseases of pig. At the workshop, TTM Livestock specialist, Pedro He highlighted some of the parasitic diseases of…

MOFT: Let’s confront corruptive behavior

NOW that RAMSI’s programme has ended, we must improve our economic governance, protect our public resources from fraud and inappropriate behavior and distortions. This was the statement of Ministry of Finance and Treasury permanent secretary Harry Kuma during last week’s RAMSI symposium. Mr Kuma said under the machinery of government programme, RAMSI provided support to…