RATE DOWN

From 10%, NPF members get 5.3% interest this year MEMBERS of the National Provident Fund (NPF) will receive 5.3% interest payments to their savings this year. Finance minister Snyder Rini announced this yesterday. This year’s rate was a reduction from last year’s 10% interest payment. Some NPF members received the announcement yesterday with disappointment and…

Ninth Aust-SI business forum set

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Inaugural “Careers Market” 31 May

For the first time in Honiara, a Careers Market targeted at post-school students to discover employment, training and further education opportunities will be held at Woodford International School on 31 May 2017 from 10am-3pm.   Partnering with Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI), Woodford will host this event to encourage links between businesses and…

Eagon boss ends tour here

THE founder, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Eagon Group of companies has left the country yesterday after spending a week in the country as part of his annual visit to the country. Young-Ju Park was in the country since last Wednesday to visit the Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited____s (EPPL) operation at Arara…

East Malaita launches credit union scheme

People of East Malaita constituency has collectively endorsed the plan to establish a Constituency Credit Union scheme in the presence of their Member of Parliament Manasseh Maelanga at Faumamanu Market last Saturday. People voted in favour of the proposal when Hon. Maelanga put the question to them and pledged to inject $100,000.00 from the RDCF…

Vasuni’s query clarified

The Ministry of Forestry and Research on Tuesday clarified concerns raised by Premier Patrick Vasuni to explain current operations of Tropical Resources Ltd on Gela Islands. In a statement yesterday the Forestry Ministry said procedures to acquire felling licenses are clear, and unless the Premier of Central Province overlooked the records and history of the…

Busu to host 140 tourists today

Busu cultural center in the heart of Langa-Langa Lagoon, Malaita province will on Friday host the biggest number of tourists ever when 140 foreign tourists will grace their shore on a cruise boat this morning. The last time that the Island cultural centre hosted a cruise boat was 29th of November 2016 when 80 guests…

Nauru Airlines extends Honiara service

YAREN, (NAURU GOVT) – Nauru Airlines has commenced its extended service of Honiara providing convenient travel choices for visitors. Residents and visitors to and from the Solomon Islands will have the choice of early travel to Honiara from Brisbane on Fridays and a Sunday afternoon service from Honiara to Brisbane. “Nauru Airlines is pleased to…