Aqorau: Media’s role in promoting tuna vital

MEDIA has an important role to play in promoting and reporting sustainable harvesting of the region’s tuna resources. This is because tuna is the single largest sustainable resource that is available in the region that will continue to support the regional countries and their economies and food security in the years to come, if properly…

Roberts: Implementing fisheries policies a challenge

IMPLEMENTING of sound and well executed policies remains a tough challenge and lacking in the country and region, resulting in fishing boats getting away without being prosecuted. This was highlighted by Philip Roberts, managing director of Tri Marine International Ltd, based in Singapore during his presentation early this week at the two-day media training organised…

Females encouraged to take up medicine

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Medical student awarded gold medal

LOCAL medical graduate Nignauna Gagahe was awarded a gold medal for academic excellence, after successfully completing his medical studies late last month in Cuba. According to reports reaching the Solomon Star, Gagahe was among the top five students to receive gold medals for academic excellence. He was the only Solomon Islander to receive an academic…

Policy brings changes to Soltuna

THE development of a long-line fishery policy in 2012 has brought about some positive and significant changes to Soltuna Limited. This was highlighted early this week by Philip Roberts managing director Tri-Marine International based in Singapore. Mr Roberts was a guest speaker at the two days media training held at Novotel hotel in Lami, Suva,…

Training to boost road maintenance

A ROAD Engineer from Nepal Guna Rey Niraula conducts a one-week labour based road maintenance training for road contractors in Malaita this week in Buma, West kwara’ae. The training is vital as it gives road contractors proper knowledge which can boost their skills in road construction. Mr Guna said the training is useful for contractors…

Westpac launches 19th in-store bank

“This is bringing banking to people,” Fishing village chief Robert Satu said when Westpac launched their 19th in-store bank at the Fishing Village area. Mr Satu said Westpac’s 19th Instore bank at the Fisheries Market is now going to make his banking easier. The communities at the Fisheries Market in Honiara, can now access Westpac…

POB is a licensed bank: CBSI

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has clarified a report from Peterson Boso in an article questioning the credibility of Pan Oceanic Bank Limited (POB) on Tuesdays’ issue (No.5595) of the Solomon Star. In a statement, CBSI said while respecting the rights of the public to express their views in the media, CBSI will…

PNG’s Bmobile speeds up

POST COURIER – Telikom PNG Limited and Bmobile will roll out a $US100 million 3G/4G next generation mobile phone network from April next year. Telikom PNG CEO Michael Donnelly said the strategic partnership between Bmobile and the Vodafone UK Group would be beneficial to Telikom and Bmobile. The two SOEs are currently building a new…