Third miner eyes Rennell

A newly established joint-venture mining company, Mugava and Solomon Mining Limited, is also eying the bauxite deposits on Rennell Island. This is the third company vying to have a stake in the bauxite deposits on Rennell. Asia Pacific Investment Development(APID) and Bintang Borneo Mining Company Ltd of Indonesian are two other mining companies already laying…

Developer defends business permit

China United, the developer of Town Ground plaza in Honiara, has defended it business permit that allows them to lease spaces in the plaza. The company also denied receiving any form of advice or letter from the Attorney General on its business permit that needs detailed clarification. Managing Director, Shiyao Guo told the Sunday Star…

Fiji-Sol air impasse persists

SOLOMON Islanders will wait until a new government is elected to re-negotiate a settlement of the three month aviation impasse with Fiji. PACNEWS has been reliably informed that a delegation of senior government officials from Honiara was in Suva this week to thrash out pending issues with their Fiji counterparts. The meeting went well and…

GPPOL clarifies position on new management

GUADALCANAL Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) has clarified that it is and will always be an Incorporated Solomon Islands Company owned 80% by New Britain Palm Oil from PNG and 20% by the Guadalcanal Plains Resource Development Company. GPPOL General Manager Andrew Kerr made the statement, Wednesday in relation to an article which appeared in…

Landowners urged to reopen Alite reef

The Malaita Provincial Tourism Office has urged Alite reef landowners in Langalanga Lagoon, to reopen the renowned Alite reef, near Auki. Provincial tourism officer Jackson Leaburi highlighted this during an interview with the Solomon Star, Wednesday. Mr Leaburi said Malaita Provincial Government is working very hard to make sure Malaita people are opening up their…

Solomon Airlines jets on with achievements

Marking what he described as an eight month period of “progress and delivery” Solomon Airlines General Manager Operations and Commercial, Gus Kraus has handed down the airline’s report card at this week’s ‘Planning for SUCCESS – 2015’ national marketing meeting. Speaking to around thirty (30) Solomon Airlines management, staff and consultants attending the event at…

Learning how to maintain solar equipment

A THREE days training on how to maintain solar panels and their accessories was held in Taro, Choiseul Province. The basic solar maintenance training was facilitated by Inter Action SI Ltd with funds made possible by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Communities in and around Taro attended the training held at Taro. Managing Director of Inter…

GPPOL set for new management?

Landowners disturbed by reports of takeover REPORTS have surfaced that the country’s leading Palm Oil producer Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) as of next month would come under a new management. GIPPOL is currently being owned by foreign investors with land owners having only a minimum of twenty percent shares in the company. However…

Taro accommodations to be inspected

Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd will inspect all accommodations in Taro, Choiseul province. This will happen on Wednesday says Managing Director of Green Tourism, Michael Tokuru. The inspection is part of improving tourism services in the province and to ensure that most of the accommodations are up to standard. “The inspection will be based on…

Tourism training in Taro

A FOUR days life skills training will be conducted by the Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd in Taro, Choiseul Province tomorrow. The training aims to equip tourism operators in Taro and Shortland to better understand hospitality. Managing Director of Green Tourism Michael Tokuru told the Solomon Star yesterday, the training will run until Friday.  “This…