New Malaysian envoy here

THE new Malaysian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands has presented his letters of credence to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui in Honiara on Thursday. Jilid Kuminding, who is based in Papua New Guinea, replaces former High Commissioner Her Excellency Datin Seri Blanche Olbery. High Commissioner Kuminding said Malaysia and Solomon Islands continue to enjoy…

Police yet to make arrest

POLICE in Kirakira are looking for a group who reportedly stole fuel from a logging company operating in Makira-Ulawa Province. Senior sergeant Peter Sitai said no arrest has been made. “We need to identify and collect factual information before moving to make arrests,” he said. “Police are currently collecting all relevant information which my lead…

St. Barbara told to come clean

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on St Barbara, owners of Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML), to tell the nation if they are still interested in running the mine in central Guadalcanal. The call came after the Solomon Star published a private view article entitle “GRML was wrong all along”. FSII said the contents…

11 to study in Taiwan

ELEVEN students will pursue their studies in Taiwan under the annual Taiwanese scholarship offers this year. The 11, who received their award letters yesterday, will leave the country next week to begin their five year studies at various universities there. Taiwanese ambassador Victor Yu told the students yesterday they were the cream of this country.…

BDM ban to be lifted today?

REPORTS have surfaced that the ban on beche-de-mer will be lifted today. A government source revealed to this paper that supervising Minister of Fisheries, Clay Forau will today sign the regulations to have the ban lifted, after it had been approved by Cabinet last month. The source said that this was after Prime Minister Gordon…

Tuna, a lucrative resource

THE tuna industry remains one of the most lucrative markets in the world, given its demand in the world market. This was highlighted early this week at the two days media training on tuna reporting organised by Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) in association with Pew environment group. Because of the lucrative tuna market…