Solo Beautification receives education grant

For the past six years, Solomon Islands Tobacco Company (SITCO) has been a dedicated supporter of the   “SEB Youth Training program”.  In 2006 SEB realized there was a great need in the community for training in the field of Urban Beautification through Environmentally enhanced programs. In discussion with TAFE Queensland, the training materials for the…

Political party recognises new chief

The United Democratic Party for Social Reform and Economic Advancement (UDP) yesterday paid a courtesy call on the newly elected Paramount Chief of Burns Creek, Chief Peter Usi to congratulate and show support for his leadership. In a statement from the party, spokesperson Baranabas Henson said UDP recognizes the importance of working together with chiefs…

SI represented at climate change talks

The impacts of climate change and disasters on human mobility in the Pacific have presented a lot of challenges to islanders. This was highlighted last week at a climate change workshop held at Novotel Hote in Lami Bay, Suva, Fiji The workshop was held from18-20 August and Solomon Islands was represented at the workshop by…

Landowners welcome proposed Gold Ridge sale

THE Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday that negotiations for the possible transfer of ownership of the gold ridge mine on Central Guadalcanal is underway is indeed welcoming news according Chairman of the Gold Ridge Community and Landowners Council. Dick Douglas said they are happy to hear of the move because they still support the project…