Operator urges authorities to remove wreckage

The owner of the Roderick Bay Beach Accommodation in Florida Island Central province is urging responsible authorities to immediately remove the World Discoverer wreckage that causes environmental treats to people residing near the wreckage. The cruise boat ran aground during a visit to the area few years ago. Director of Roderick Bay Beach accommodation Patrick…

Operators warned

Central Island Governments is unhappy with some of the tourism operators who are using some of the local resources to organise tourists for their guests without acknowledging the landowners through some money. Premier Stanley Manetiva in an interview with the Solomon Star on Sunday at Roderick Bay Hideaway said a number of operators have disrespected…

Home stay launches bird watching

The Pota Sauragi Homestay in Florida, Central province will launch its bird watching attraction for tourists next month. Director of Pota Sauragi Homestay Peter Sagupari said a bird watching area will be made available for tourists and anyone who wants to study bird species. “This place would only be for tourists but environmental related people…

GRML acknowledges landowners

THE GENERAL manager of Gold Ridge Mining Limited has thanked the people of Solomon Islands, particularly the people of Gold Ridge for the trust and confidence they placed on them. Mr. Stean Berrie was speaking during a traditional reciprocal reconciliation ceremony between his company and traditional landowners of gold ridge in Central Guadalcanal last week.…

GRML landowners settle differences

TRIBAL and Community members of the Gold Ridge Landowners last week reconciled with the executive of the Gold Ridge Mining Ltd (GRML). Initiated by the local chiefs of Gold Ridge, the ceremony was performed to mend broken relationship between the company and the traditional landowners and surrounding communities. “The significance of the ceremony is to…

Trade expo read to swing

A gospel segment program will kick-start the weeklong 2014 trade expo this coming Sunday the 6th at Bodo field, Chinatown. According to a tentative program, this Sunday will see businesses doing final touches to their respective stalls and at the same announcements will be made to highlight the weeklong program and the sponsors as well.…

Taiwan medical team ends visit here

A TAIWANESE medical team concluded its two-week assignment in Honiara and Guadalcanal from June 17 to 26. The mobile medical team comprised of a senior internal medicine doctor, Dr Wang, Tung-Heng (Professor); two nurses, Huang Teh-Huei and Lin Yu-Chau; two dentists, Fu Wan-Ru and Kuo Nai-Chi; and one oral hygienist Lan Tzu-Yu. The team worked…

IT’S 15% INTEREST

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has awarded its members with another handsome interest. Minister of Finance and Treasury Rick Hou at the advice of the NPF board announced a 15 percent interest to be awarded to members for this financial year. NPF normally announces the crediting interest rate awarded to members at the…

NPF eyes investment bank

AS a result of high risks associated to members’ funds, the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) is eyeing various risk mitigating factors one of which is setting up an investment bank. Chairman of SINPF Baoro Laxton Koraua revealed this when he outlined investment plans of NPF yesterday during the announcement of this year’s interest…

Lawyer admitted to BAR

A LAWYER from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is now a member of the Solomon Islands BAR association after being admitted to the group in the High Court. Jasper Highwood Anisi took his oath before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. He is among three others working with the ODPP to have taken…