Govt supports RTCs

A total of twenty-one (21) rural training centres (RTC) in the country will benefit from training equipments worth five hundred thousand dollars for skills development. The assistance came from the Down Stream Support programme of the ministry of forestry and research. Solomon Islands Association Vocational Rural Training Centre director Billy Mae received the equipment Tuesday…

Tubi consignments held up

Fifty (50) containers of tubi round logs t ready to export were held up by the Customs yesterday. The consignments are owned by the Southern Pacific Wood (SPW). They were held up by the Solomon Ports Authority for further investigation. The containers were held up following series of reports on the issue with the involvement…

No more writing letters

With the new inclusive 3G tower launched at Buma parish in West Kwaio, Malaita province, people within the areas has now do away with writing letters when trying to pass messages to their family members and relatives as in the past. Buma tower site was launched by Our Telekom on Wednesday infront of a good…

Response surprises POB

Newly established commercial bank Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) was surprised with the overwhelming response from the public since opening up its doors fortnight ago. Speaking in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday at the bank’s head office located at Hyundai Mall, the bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala said they did not expect…

SIRC opens kaikai house

Solomon Island Red Cross [SIRC] officially opens its kaikai house yesterday. The kaikai house is being funded by European Union. Mr Nicolas Boyrie head of Delegation French Red Cross said this kaikai house is to generate income to help SIRC in providing services. “This kaikai house was mainly to generate income and sustain those who…

No complaints receives from new tower

Our Telekom office in Auki is yet to receive complaints concerning coverage of the new 13 towers. The company’s public relation officer Lawrence Nodua said this is another good sign for the company when it comes to problems that usually affects the 11 towers that were installed some years back around the province. He said…

Westpac employees dress for banking success

As the 2013 Solomon Islands Business Excellence Award;   Employer of Choice Award recipient, Westpac has lived up to its reputation by providing new uniforms to enhance its employees’ wardrobe this week. Westpac provides its team members with a range of uniform options on an annual basis at no cost; ensuring employees are smartly and professionally…

PM TO STAND BY RODGERS

PNG wants Solomons to withdraw candidate to Forum’s top job SOLOMON Islands will not withdraw Dr Jimmy Rodgers candidacy for the Pacific Islands Forum secretary general’s post, which will be decided today in Palau. The country’s delegation led by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is coming under intense pressure from Papua New Guinea to withdraw…