Gold Ridge withdraws workers

GOLD Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) confirmed last night it has withdrawn personnel from its Gold Ridge mine following a serious escalation in security and associated safety concerns. GRML Director, Bob Vassie, said: “Safety is the Company’s highest priority. We have taken the decision to withdraw our employees from site because we cannot assure their continued…

New twist: Renbel elects new premier

IN a new twist, Renbel Assembly yesterday elected a new premier in a meeting embattled premier LenceTangosia boycotted. Timothy Johnston was elected during the meeting held at the Pacific Casino Hotel. Renbel Provincial Speaker Norman Sao confirmed the election, saying Mr Johnston took his oath immediately after he was elected to power. Early this week,…

Kerry pays tribute here

UNITED States Secretary of State John Kerry has paid tribute to Coastwatchers and US Marines who fought and lost their lives during the Second World War here. “If it hasn’t been for the coastwatchers and the scouts, we would be bastards in ten minutes,” Mr Kerry said during a wreath laying ceremony at the Solomon…

Moves to access Vodafone labour markets

The recently established Bmobile/Vodafone partnership has offered opportunity which the companies are keen to utilise which can allow the national staff members to have access to other Vodafone labor markets. In a statement yesterday Bmobile/Vodafone chief executive officer (CEO) Niall Downey said Bmobile over the coming months will be developing a training program for local…

Partnership brings impacts

The recent partnership deal between Bmobile and Vodafone is expected to revolutionize the country’s telecommunication industry. Bmobile/Vodafone Solomon Islands chief executive officer (CEO) Niall Downey said companies intend improve communications in this country into next level. He said since Bmobile and Vodafone sealed the partnership early this year Bmobile has ten impacts as a result…

SISBEC offers retirement course

The Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) is offering a specialise retirement training to organisations and companies in the country. A statement from the organisation on Wednesday said Our Telekom Ltd was the first to register and being offered the training. The statement added SISBEC is ready to support other organizations and individuals who…

World youth day theme highlighted

THE theme of this year’s International Youth Day was underscored during celebrations marking the event in Honiara on Tuesday. Vice chair of Honiara City Youth Council Jessica Parapolo said the theme “Youth and Mental Health” provided the perfect opportunity to turn the spotlight on challenges that upset the balance between all aspects of life –…