New approach to tuna management

THE Pacific Ocean and those who depend on its fish face a growing crisis, according to Greenpeace. So the environmental organisation has decided to take a new approach in its efforts to persuade the body tasked with setting fishing rules – the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) – to live up to its…

Tourism operators welcome increase arrival

TOURISM operators throughout the country are anticipating a better year next year in terms of visitor arrivals. Speaking after reports that the industry is picking up and is expecting over 12 cruise visits next year, a local tourism operator Gregory Para said it is a testimony that Solomon Islands is slowly picking up in terms…

Lasi highlights nation’s agenda in WCPFC13

UNDER Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has highlighted the country’s key issues of interest in this year’s Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Nadi, Monday. Ferral Lasi, in his country statement at the official opening of the thirteenth WCPFC meeting, said some of the critical issues on the…

NPF clarifies under-water cable investment here

SOLOMON Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) has denied investing US$10 million (SI$77.9 million) into Solomon Oceanic Cable Company (SOCC). NPF general manager Tony Makabo clarified this after president of Malaita Ma’asina Forum Charles Dausabea made the claim on Wednesday. Mr Dausabea questioned why NPF decided to invest such large amount of money into SOCC when…

BOC, SolTuna partner to offer specials

BOC Gas yesterday announced its partnership with SolTuna for their November promotions, starting this week. BOC Gas Country Manager Nick Rolf said they are partnering with SolTuna this month to offer special bonuses such as free taiyo on a wide range of their products. “For the month of November, we are now partnering with SolTuna…

Gold ridge landowners warned of bogus investors

THERE are claims of con agent and ghost company going around to fool landowners and government authorities on the new partnership deal for the resumption of Gold Ridge mine. A statement from the Gold-Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL) cautioned that there are groups of local people associated with some foreigners, who are interfering in the…

Australian firm to build water project here

A CONTRACT to undertake a major upgrade of Honiara’s water infrastructure has been awarded to Australian-based Joint Venture Contractors Reeves International and CCB Envico, Solomon Water announced on Wednesday. The SOE held an international call for tenders earlier in the year, and received submissions from local and international companies, with Reeves International and CCB Envicowinning…