SI Political Parties Integrity Bill likely to pass into law

The government of Solomon Islands says its Political Parties Integrity Bill is “very close” to finally becoming law. The Bill passed its second reading, despite lacking a quorum, and parliament will work through its details this week.  The Bill aims to promote solidarity in parliament by providing for ‘the registration, administration and development of political…

Giving back to the community

Over recent years, SIEA has been receiving technical assistance from overseas utility companies. This year was no different with many international consultants supporting SIEA with trainings to build staff capacity and assist with planning studies to improve the service delivery of the country’s power provider. On the morning of Monday, May 5, everyone was surprised…

SINU students to assist flood victims

DESPITE suffering from theft, substantial damages to property and losing class time during the recent disaster, the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students association had offered to assist flood victims. Next week the students association will donate some of the items they are currently collecting to the responsible authorities to be distributed to the flood…

Yachters want entry fee reduced

The current yacht entry fee into Solomon Island waters is very expensive. Michael and Julie, a couple from New Zealand currently sailing around the country claimed, the fee to enter the country very costly compared to other countries. Speaking to the Solomon Star at Roderick Bay last week the couple called on the national government…

Westpac women’s education grants program

Westpac Solomon Islands is calling all women and girls who are interested in applying for a Westpac Women’s Education Grant to submit their application before time runs out. Since 2011, Westpac Solomon Islands has offered the Westpac Women’s Education Grants Program to give women and girls an opportunity to receive financial assistance to help with…

BSP sets up branchless banking agent in Dadave ‐ GPPOL 2

Bank South  Pacific (BSP)  has  again  brought much  needed  banking services  deeper  into North East  Guadalcanal  province  launching  yet  another  branchless  banking  full  agent  at Dadave Village‐ GPPOL 2 on Friday. Dadave BSP Agent owner Mr Daniel Buto thanked BSP for bringing branchless banking services to their doorstep as the womenfolk are now able to…

BEPS prepares for bazaar

Catholic operated Bishop Epalle school is organising a bazaar this coming Saturday. As part of kicking off preparation the school on Friday launched a flag banner with the theme: “Help Bishop Epalle School’ written on it. The launching marked days ahead of the actual Bazaar day which will be held this coming Saturday 31st May,…

Green Tourism makes historically visit

Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd made a historically visit to Kobuana Island 5km away from Bonavesta island in Central province Thursday last week where they held discussion with  landowning groups. The discussion was based on a proposed holiday package project formulated by Green Tourism which will include the island. The visit allowed the officials to…

SIVB supports yacht festival with $10k

Rodrick Bay Hideaway has thanked Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) for its support towards the preparation of the up-coming yacht festival. To be hosted by Rodrick Bay Hideaway, it would run from 27th -30th of June. SIVB upon request from Rodrick Bay Hideaway donated $10,000 towards preparation of the event. Further funding support will be…