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…

Mobile service applauded

Villagers of Kwaibaita in the East Malaita have applauded Our Telekom for connecting them with the outside world through the phone calls and internet. This follows the completion of the Fiu tower that brings better mobile coverage for the region which was once isolated.and never connected to the world for decades. The villagers said that…

Telekom explains network failure

LACK of sun during wet weather can also interfere with the communication network in parts of the country because some of the mobile towers are solar powered. The explaination was made by Our Telekom following concerns from customers in West Makira about their network which is not working properly. A rep from the community there…

Police urged to introduce night patrols

A concern man from Vatualae in east Guadalcanal is appealing to police officers to step up their work by increasing night patrols. Mr Henry Petsakibo said the work of the police is to provide good security for the public so that people are living without fear. He claimed that in Honiara people are moving around…

UN hopes to wipe out AIDS

Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by more than a third in a decade, the United Nations says as it voiced hope of wiping out the killer disease. The global effort to beat the pandemic has made huge strides, though the battle is far from over with 35 million people still living…

World Bank Group to help in WTO trade facilitation agreement

The World Bank Group yesterday launched a new program which will help developing countries reduce costs and improve speed and efficiency of trade at their borders by simplifying their customs procedures. The Trade Facilitation Support Program, supported by Australia, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Norway and Switzerland, will make US$30 million available in…

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…

Call to explain government’s budget

The Government’s low revenue intake for 2014 first quarter has raised serious concerns that seek explanation from the ministry of finance and treasury. It was revealed the government revenue for the first quarter has not even hit half the budgeted figure which raised serious concerns. The Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) technical head Martin Housanau calls…