Gov’t urged to fix city boundary issue

THE Government is urged to seriously consider calls to settle the issue surrounding the city boundary. Tandai chiefs, landowners, and people of north west Guadalcanal made the call this week. Spokesman for the Tandai chiefs John Batista Nano said the issue of town boundary is of great concern and priority to his people that must…

Telekom opens new office complex in Honiara

OUR Telekom on Friday opened its brand new office right next to its headquarters in Honiara. The office used to be the building housing Bank South Pacific (BSP). The newly opened building will serve as Our Telekom’s Signature and Customer Care Centre. Chairman of Our Telekom board Harry Kama said the company will use the…

New Malaysian envoy here

THE new Malaysian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands has presented his letters of credence to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui in Honiara on Thursday. Jilid Kuminding, who is based in Papua New Guinea, replaces former High Commissioner Her Excellency Datin Seri Blanche Olbery. High Commissioner Kuminding said Malaysia and Solomon Islands continue to enjoy…

Police yet to make arrest

POLICE in Kirakira are looking for a group who reportedly stole fuel from a logging company operating in Makira-Ulawa Province. Senior sergeant Peter Sitai said no arrest has been made. “We need to identify and collect factual information before moving to make arrests,” he said. “Police are currently collecting all relevant information which my lead…

St. Barbara told to come clean

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on St Barbara, owners of Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML), to tell the nation if they are still interested in running the mine in central Guadalcanal. The call came after the Solomon Star published a private view article entitle “GRML was wrong all along”. FSII said the contents…

11 to study in Taiwan

ELEVEN students will pursue their studies in Taiwan under the annual Taiwanese scholarship offers this year. The 11, who received their award letters yesterday, will leave the country next week to begin their five year studies at various universities there. Taiwanese ambassador Victor Yu told the students yesterday they were the cream of this country.…

CBSI board approves new complaints process here

THE board of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has approved a new guideline that will see the establishment of a complaints management process between commercial banks and their clients. CBSI announced the approval of Prudential Guideline No. 9: Complaints Management, yesterday. It said following a 45-day implementation period, the new guideline will come…