GPPOL expanding to Aola

Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) has identified suitable land for expansion further east to the Aola region in East Guadalcanal. The company as part of its long-term development plans surveyed about 8,000 to 10,000 hectares of land in the past months for the expansion of its oil palm plantation. Its short-term goal is to…

Regional effort needed in Beetle fight

A CONCERTED regional effort is required to eradicate the invasive pest Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), General Manager of Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) Craig Gibsone says. Mr Gibsone on Sunday warned that it is only a matter of time before the pest reaches Vanuatu and Fiji or even the more coconut- dependent countries such…

New boss for Our Telekom Auki

Our Telekom announces a new branch manager for its Auki branch, Malaita province over the weekend. He is Paul Elo, a Fiji national from Rotuma island. Mr. Elo who takes over the duty as the new branch manager back in July this year was formally announced during Our Telekom latest business update night held at…

Our Telekom is 100% locally owned

Our Telekom is a 100 percent locally owned company. The company’s sales manager Robert Sizetu revealed this to Our Telekom stakeholders in Auki, Malaita province over the weekend. Mr. Szetu who believes that investing in a locally owned company is the way forward for Solomon islands. “Investing with Our Telekom is the right thing because…

Gold Ridge to restart within 18 months

AXF Gold Ridge Pty Ltd of Australia says it has secured additional investor funding to start the immediate recommissioning of the Gold Ridge Mine Project. “This investment will see mine production on track to start within 18 months,” a statement issued by the company on Wednesday stated. “In an unprecedented partnership arrangement, Gold Ridge Community…