Gold price volatile

THE price of gold has been relatively volatile in the last year ranging from US$1189 (K2,950) to US$1417 (K3,516), St Barbara said. The company has ‘hedged’ 153,000 ounces of future gold production at A$1415 (K3,282) per ounce giving certainty to the revenue it will receive on those ounces.  This meant St Barbara will receive A$1415…

Financial education expo for PNG

The Microfinance Expansion Project through the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion is participating in the national Financial Inclusion Exposition from the 16th -20th July 2014 in Kokopo, East New Britain Province. The event is organised by the Bank of Papua New Guinea with its theme “Save now to make your dreams come true” with…

New arts and cultural hub set to open

A new, community hub promoting arts and culture called Art Haus has established in Honiara. It will open in August and support creative expression, artists and crafts people as well as emerging creative businesses. An initiative of the Solomon Islands Arts Alliance, Art Haus will create a space for people from all backgrounds to learn,…

Fiji Times moving with the changing times

THE Fiji Times readers and advertisers can expect better print quality and improved efficiency from yesterday with the company’s new four-colour stack printer. General manager Hank Arts said the major upgrade to The Fiji Times press also included two new splicers, infeed and tension controller. “The new four-colour press is a Goss and was built…

KGA provides training for flood victim

Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) this week provides training for the victim of the recent flash flooding on how to plant and take care of the vegetable farms. This comes about after they (KGA) supplied seedlings and planting materials to the victims and farmers. KGA information officer Moses Rohana said since they are providing seedling to…

Trainers acknowledge training

About 20 participants from the schools which undertook basic library training have praised the ministry of education and human resources development for the training after issuing them with certificates. Speaking to the Solomon Star a participant John Susupuri said the basic ideas gained taken during the training really helps them. Mr Susupuri added that after…

SICCI explains awards

Following the number of enquiries being received at the Solomon Islands chamber of commerce and industry (SICCI) office concerning awards and award categories, the chamber has came out to inform the nine awards on offer. Two of the awards, Business Woman of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year are individual awards. Only women and…

East road construction nearing completion

Work construction on the East Kwara’ae 13 kilometre feeder road that joins Atori main road to Aufasu (Kwaibaita) is now in its final completion phase. Once completed communities of Kwaibaita and along it will ride in comfort and less time to the capital Auki. A Trades Transformation Company (TTC) official said that construction work is…