BSP chief pays visit to PNG envoy

BANK South Pacific’s chief executive officer Robin Fleming yesterday paid a courtesy call on Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Fred Yakasa. Mr Fleming said the brief visit was to update the PNG High Commissioner of the BSP’s acquisition of Westpac bank in Solomon Islands. “There is confidence and potential to invest in…

PNG visas ready for students

SOME Solomon Islands students studying at Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang, Papua New Guinea are expected to travel back to campus on Monday. This was after the PNG Immigration department approved their visas in Port Moresby yesterday. Most of them have collected their visas at PNG High Commission office in Honiara yesterday, except for…

Lam denies partnership claim

A LOCAL businesswoman says she’s surprised owner of a Honiara Fish Market has been telling people she’s a partner in the business. Suzie Lam said she is not a shareholder or partner in the Fish Market. The Fish Market buys fish from locals and resells them to the Honiara public. In early 2013 owner of…

Rural financial survey underway

A FINANCIAL Inclusion National Demand Side Survey (DSS) will be conducted in the provinces as of Monday to get the right data on how rural people access banking services. Facilitated by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP), the survey aims to help the Government, CBSI…

Logging worker killed during vehicle accident

AN Earthmover logging company worker was killed during an accident involving a company vehicle in east central Guadalcanal this week. The deceased was among around 20 passengers including three Asians, a wife and baby of one of the workers, who travelled on the old company’s land-cruiser. A source told the Solomon Star the vehicle was…

Premier wants airfield reopened

MALAITA premier Peter Ramohia pledges to engage the disputing parties in the Gwaunaru’u Airfield resolved their differences and reopen the airfield. He said the reopening of the airfield is important for Malaita.  “I’ve already summoned ward 3 member Martin Fini to brief me about the dispute,” he said.  “I’ve also engaged Mr Fini to liaise…

Honiara High parents assured of changes

THE new deputy Principal of Honiara High School (HHS) John Iromea has assured parents of major changes at the school this year. Honiara High has suffered leadership and disciplinary challenges over the years, resulting in loss of trust in the school’s administration. But Mr Iromea told the Solomon Star “things are going to be different…