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…

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…

Statistics office formulates action plan

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Lusi meets Cahill

An experience I’ll never forget, he says MEETING a sports or movie star is an experience many could only dream of. For Patterson Lusi, a former local referee who is currently studying in Australia, he got his chance to meet one of Australia’s most known sports personality and soccer star Tim Cahill, during an event…

Rise of a local NGO

MEET the man who founded a local charitable orgnaisation- I Lukim Sustainability Solomon Islands (ISSI) – then steer the organisation to be a world recognised body. Watson Puiahi, founder and director of ISSI is pleased to share this incredible story with Weekend Magazine. Last year Mr Puiahi was selected to participate in the ‘2015 Indigenous…