BSP customers in Auki wants ATM repaired

Bank South Pacific customers (BSP) in Auki Malaita are calling for the quick reparation of the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) in Auki. The only BSP ATM located at the BSB branch in Auki has stop working for three days now and customers are becoming frustrated. A frustrated customer told this paper in Auki that people…

Flights to Auki increase

The national carrier Solomon Airlines has increased the number of flights to Gwounaru’u airport in Auki, Malaita. Three additional flights were added to the normal three flights per week due to demand. When the airport was reopened on the 30th of May this year, the national carrier only introduces three flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and…

Chinese investors welcomed to invest

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare says the Democratic Coalition for Change Government will soon put in place a major legislation which will guide the establishment of Special Economic (SE) zones throughout Solomon Islands. And Prime Minister Sogavare has told visiting Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea, Wang Genhua Chinese investors should be…

Private sector trade show underway

The private sector mini trade show is now underway after it was officially opened on Monday. Deputy Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, Peni Lomaloma officially unveiled the show at the Art Gallery in Honiara. Many local businesses including members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) are attending the show which…

Private sector prepares for Mini-Trade Show

The Private Sector is holding a one-week mini-trade-show in Honiara starting on Monday, which will also coincide with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). The trade show is hosted in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA), Small and Medium Enterprise Council (SMEC) and Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC). The…

High grade bauxite discovery in SI

Iron Mountain Mining Ltd (ASX:IRM) has discovered extensive high grade, low levels of silica bauxite deposits from augur drilling in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. The first phase drilling and pit sampling returned lab results of 41.21% alumina (Al2O3) and 1.7% reactive silica (SiO2). Should the tonnages be there, Iron Mountain has Direct…

Female banker gets ticket for Italy

A LOCAL woman on Wednesday received air tickets to travel to Italy for a three week training course on Microfinance. She is Joyce Nukumuna, Manager for Branchless banking of the Bank South Pacific (BSP) who will be travelling soon to Turin, Italy to attend a three week training course on Microfinance there, under the United…

Rini: Govt committed to NPF

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini has assured government’s commitment towards the National Provident Fund (NPF). Speaking at the end of the Fund’s financial year yesterday, Rini said the government will continue to support the intentions of the Fund in its investment endeavors to deliver sustainable growth of members’ wealth for retirement. “Moreover, the…