World Link tenement clarified

TENEMENT area currently being mined by World Link Resources on Rennell is a provincial land leased out on suspicious dealings. Ministry of Lands and Housing Surveyor General, Jimmy Ikina told the Solomon Star that the particular land area concerned was formerly owned by the provincial government of Rennell and Bellona. “We understand there are certain…

Axiom appoints new chairman

AUSTRALIAN firm Axiom Mining has appointed experienced legal adviser to mining and exploration companies Robert Barraket as non-executive chairman. He is currently the chairman and partner of Barraket Stanton Lawyers in Sydney and has 50 years’ experience in legal practice including the establishment of two successful legal firms. Stephen Williams will step down after five…

ANZ launches mega campaign

ANZ Solomon Islands last Friday launched its mega campaign, joining other ANZ branches across the Pacific to give its customers the opportunity to win a new brand Toyota hilux. Present to officially launch the mega campaign are Chief Executive officer (CEO) of ANZ Solomon Islands, Geoffrey Buchanan and Toyota Solomon Islands CEO, Democrito Sayman. The…

Isabel govt welcomes SPO’s move

ISABEL provincial government has welcomed South Pacific Oil’s (SPO) move to open up two agents in Kia and Buala. This is part of SPO sales and marketing strategy to bring the service to the people with affordable price in petrol and diesel. Premier James Habu told SPO officials in Buala that the business does not…

Malaysian fuel consortium pledges cheap fuel

A Malaysian bulk fuel consortium is keen on partnering with local business entities to deliver cheaper, consistent and accessible fuel and gas to the provinces. A four-member delegation from the consortium has arrived on Thursday and has met government officials and business executives of both the National Provident Fund (NPF) and South Pacific Oil during…

Visitors expect more here

Visitors that are touring the Solomon Islands, especially Honiara are expecting more during their visits here, a tourist who visited the capital over the weekend said. He was one of the 2,000 plus tourists that stopped over for tours around Honiara and Guadalcanal on board the Sea Princess last Sunday. The Australian lad said Honiara…

Tuna export boost

Unloading of long line vessel fish catch begins The first consignment of tuna catch from all long line fishing vessels operating in local waters were offloaded over the weekend bound for Japan as part of government’s effort to gain from its resources. The transfer of the the tuna catch was successfully conducted at Leroy wharf,…

Solomon Airlines to maintain Port Vila services

Solomon Airlines has announced it will continue to operate its services into and out of Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, as normal. In a statement released by the airline, General Manager Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said Solomon Airlines had conducted an immediate review of the airport’s runway and concluded conditions were safe from a…

The rise of Didao

How Molea steers business to new heights Almost everyone knows where to find Didao Service Station in Honiara. But for those who don’t, it is at the seaside, west end of the Fishing village, east Honiara. Whilst genuine people see the business side of it as a service provider, it is not really that easier…

Sacked SIPA workers may be reinstated

Former Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) employees terminated at the height of controversies when current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Colin Yow took office may be reinstated. Sources said these are employees with legitimate reasons dismissed unfairly and are supposed to be reinstated. Tipped to be reinstated also is the former CEO William Barile. Ministry of…