World Link gets permit

Bauxite export may start soon World Link, which entered Rennell Island only towards the end of last year, is in the process of making its first bauxite shipment overseas. Mining authorities confirmed the company has been issued its export permit, which means it can now export its products. “Yes, the Ministry of Mines and Energy…

Auki market increase vendors’ fee

ADMINISTRATORS of Auki market in Malaita have increased the vendor user fee of $5 to $10 this year. Market manager Betty Kwanairara confirmed the fee increase to the Solomon Star. She said the increase was necessary to allow them maintain the standard of the market this year. “The increase in fee will also enable us…

Airline to temporarily halt Sydney service

SOLOMON Airlines has announced the temporary suspension of its Sydney-Honiara service from 22 February – 25 April 2016 while the carrier’s flagship Airbus A-320 undergoes maintenance in Singapore. All passengers affected by the suspension will be flown between Brisbane and Honiara via the airline’s four direct services which the airline will operate using a Boeing…

PM hails private sector

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the private sector for their perseverance and hard work in running their businesses. He was speaking yesterday during the launch of the newly upgraded facility of Didao Refueling Station, at Kukum, east Honiara.  “I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend Solomon Islanders who are useful in doing business…

‘SIG, a fine mine investment in SI’

SOLOMON Islands Gold (SIG) Resources Pty Limited is making headway in its decent attempts to invest in the Solomon Islands. The Company has been undertaking gold exploration in various areas in the country and have spent millions of dollars so far in revenue for the country and in communities. There were challenging times in the…

Park on tourism here

TOURISM has a great future in Solomon Islands, says the founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eagon Group of companies Young Ju Park. Speaking exclusively to the Solomon Star this week, Mr Park said since this is a paradise, tourism is a very important business here. “One Korean friend of mine once…

Eagon needs more local workers

THE Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited (EPPL) is planning to recruit more people as part of increasing its production and expansion in the country. Honorary General of Solomon Islands to Korea and Chairman of Eagon group of companies, Young Ju Park, revealed this to Solomon Star in an exclusive interview at the Heritage Park Hotel on…

Park happy with Eagon’s investment in Solomons

THE founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eagon Group of companies Young-Ju Park says he’s pleased with the company’s operations in the country. Mr Park arrived last week and visited the Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) operation at Arara camp in New Georgia Island, Western province, and the Honiara office. He also…

Call for bread labeling here

LOCAL bakeries supplying breads to shops and canteens in Honiara have been urged to label the package of their products. Members of the public in Honiara have criticised failure by the Bakery manufacturers of bread to label their products before selling them through shopping outlets. Concerned customers say manufacturers of bread and buns who fail…

Telekom opens new Fone Shop

SOLOMON Telekom last Friday opened its newest Fone Shop in central Honiara. The new sales shop is located on the second floor of the newly opened Central Plaza complex close to the Central Market. The new phone shop provides a more spacious room for staff and customers to do trading with customers. During the opening…