Peace ministry farewells Tarimae

The Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) last Friday farewelledtheir Caretaker Minister HypoliteTarimae and five SPC interns. Speaking at the farewell function hosted by ministry at Mendana Hotel, Permanent Secretary (PS) Lennis Rukale thanked the Caretaker Minister Tarimae for his contribution towards the ministry.  “In your four years in Parliament and as a…

Bauxite mining awareness in Rendova

Bintang Borneo Mining company from Indonesia and officials from the Ministry of Mines and Energy are conducting awareness onBauxite mining around Rendova Island in Western Province this week. They are currently in Munda to conduct the mining awareness. Speaking to the Solomon Star in Munda over the weekend an officer from the ministry who wanted…

Tourism council meeting postponed

The 2014 tourism council meeting set down for this month in Honiara has been postponed to early next year. Director of Ministry of Culture Barney Sivoro told the Solomon Star on Monday. Mr Sivoro said ministry has postponed the 2014 tourism council meeting to early next year since six provincial government and national will go…

Our very own first chocolate

The country’s first ever single origin premium chocolate is now out in the market after the first batch was produced in Australia last month. The breakthrough which was made by C-Corp Solomon Islands Limited has also seen local cocoa beans being recognised by chocolate producers. C-Corp Limited has been working on this project for the…

FSII renews call on resource owners

THE POPULAR concern citizens group, the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has renewed calls on landowners and resource owners not to rush into signing agreements without knowing and understanding their contents. FSII President Redley Raramo echoed this warning again after two similar calls this year. Raramo said while it cannot be denied that the country…

More batch of young entrepreneurs graduate

More than 20 young aspiring entrepreneurs graduated last Thursday from the Youth@Work business class. The class spanned 3 weeks and saw the young business men and women learning basic business training which covered topics such as identifying opportunities, managing a business, costing their products and analysing their intended market. The young participants of the Youth@Work…

Logger defies order

‘Escapes with logging machines’ SAMLIMSAN logging company trading as Macranka Timber Enterprise has allegedly shrugged off a seizure order and escaped with machines. Bishop Tuhenua, a local who operates Isles Tropical Timber Limited in Rennell Island said the logging machineries were ‘silently’ loaded onto two barges and shipped from Rennell Island last week. “The first…

Operators warned

Submits your acquittal report or face serious actions GOVERNEMNT through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has issued a strong warning to all tourism operators who have benefited from the 2014 tourism funds to submit their acquittal reports to the ministry or will be dealt with accordingly. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of…

5 West MPAs to contest

Five provincial Members of the Western Provincial Assembly (MPA) are in for the race s in this year’s General Election. Despite criticism and questions from their wards reports reaching the paper said they have been to Honiara to visit and conform their intention with one political party – United Democratic Party. The intending candidates include…

Additional budget passed for West

Western provincial assembly last week passed an additional $4.5 million dollar.  The supplementary amount of just under five million dollar is to cover costs and service up until the next budget session which is due to take place March of 2015. Lestor Saomasi provincial finance minister presented the estimates at the full Assembly meeting. He…