Cattle farm at Atori rehabilitated

THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has moved into rehabilitating its old cattle farm at Atori in the eastern region of Malaita. The rehabilitation program is part of MPG’s commitment to revive and rehabilitate its cattle farms in the province.  A clearance – work at the Atori farm site has already commenced. Local communities have been…

New water charges for 2021 announced

SOLOMON Water has announced an increase in water charges for 2021 as part of its plan to improve water services in the city. In a statement on Tuesday, Solomon Water said, it strives to provide its customers with safe and reliable water and wastewater services.  It said, back in 2012, Solomon Water used to supply…

Adding value to our fish commodity

DESCRIBING his venture into the production of smoked fish fillets simply as trying to add value to our fish commodity, Schulte Maetoloa of Gizo, Western Province is making waves with his product despite still being in its trial phase. Popularly known for his musical passion and contribution to the national and regional music scene as…

$150K INJECTION

Gov’t injects additional $150k into coconut industry THE Government has further pumped $150, 000 for the coconut industry under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) initiative. The agreement was signed between the Government with Kokonut Pacific, Monday. Speaking following the signing ceremony, Managing Director of Kokonut Pacific, Bob Pollard expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the…

SICCI & EASI: fundamental reforms needed to create better business environment 

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), as the peak body representing the private sector, and the Economics Association of Solomon Islands (EASI) has highlighted to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) a number of fundamental reforms priorities that would create a better business environment.  This was during a SICCI-SIG Consultation on Wednesday 10…

SINPF confirms new deal for Tavanipu

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has confirmed it is considering a management proposal it has received for the Tavanipupu Island Resort (TIR). The confirmation which came in the form of a letter, published yesterday by Solomon Star, however, did not come from the Management. Instead, it came from “SINPF Media”.  It was in…

SINPF confirms new deal for Tavanipu

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has confirmed it is considering a management proposal it has received for the Tavanipupu Island Resort (TIR). The confirmation which came in the form of a letter, published yesterday by Solomon Star, however, did not come from the Management. Instead, it came from “SINPF Media”.  It was in…

New Twin Otter aircraft here

Solomon Airlines has taken delivery of the latest aircraft to join the national carrier’s fleet, a 19-seat De Havilland Twin Otter registration H4-SIC which will operate on domestic routes in the Solomon Islands. The refitted aircraft from Ikhana Aircraft Services touched down at the Honiara International Airport en route from California, United States via Honolulu…