Concern over illegal vendors

A Honiara resident is concern with the continuous selling of betel nut & cigarette in front of shops at the City centre, Point Cruz area. The resident said city council should conduct hourly patrols along the streets of Honiara to crack down on such illegal vendors. He said Chinese shop owners should not entertain or…

Bank plans package for older age

Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) says it will design a product that will allow old age people to have the chance to benefit from the services provided by the bank. This came after questions were raised as to why people ages more than 50 or 55 are not allowed to loan. The bank’s chief executive officer…

Local USP staff acknowledged

LOCAL staff working at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus have been acknowledged for their hard work and commitment in ensuring classes and lectures remain operational despite the April flash flood. Speaking at the USP’s annual graduation ceremony at the Maranatha conference centre, east Honiara on Friday Pro-Chancellor Ikbal Jannif said…

Final inspection for Lomlom today

The much awaited inspection on one of the country’s newly completed airport Lomlom on Reef Islands, Temotu province is scheduled for tomorrow. Officials from the Civil Aviation Authority of the ministry of communication and aviation, Temotu provincial government and the media traveled to Lomlom this morning at 6am and will return the this evening after…

PM reassured of USP Doma Campus

PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has been reassured that work towards the establishment of the new University of South Pacific (USP) Doma Campus is progressing well. Mr Lilo was assured when he met with USP vice-chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra and Pro-Chancellor IkbalJannif in Honiara last Friday. Both USP leaders told the Prime Minister…

Work on Rennell road resumes

WORK on the 10 kilometre road on Rennell Island has resumed. Reports reaching this paper said this came after work came to halt over the past months due to lack of logistical support. When completed, the road will link villages along the Lake Tengano to the rest of Rennell Island. “Currently the project has resumed,…

OAG hails new graduates

THE Office of the Auditor General [OAG] says they were pleased to witness two of its managers graduating from the University of the South Pacific (USP) last Friday. Randall Noda and Jenny Tura were amongst 154 students who graduated at the ceremony, held at Maranatha Hall. A senior representative of the Office said that this…

PS clears the air over mining licence storm

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Weape: NCRA was a ‘disappointment’

MAKIRA-ULAWA premier Thomas Weape says the care-taker NCRA government under Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo was a “disappointment”. He said he was very disappointed the government was unable to complete the unfinished Ngorangora Airfield. Mr Weape said the government started upgrading the airfield in 2013 by building a fence around the airstrip. The government also…

Loggers still owe Malaita its dues

Malaita’s cash flow problem was made worse by lack of payment of revenue expected from logging companies, premier Edwin Suibaea says. He clarified this during an interview with the Solomon Star this week. Mr Suibaea said logging companies operating in the province owed Malaita a significant amount of revenue. It’s understood loggers were unable to…