Isabel proposed new industrial township

Work on the new Isabel industrial township is making progress. Thats according to chief industrial officer at Buala commerce office Clifton Basil who revealed that work on the proposed township is being done on government land in Kia. He said this in Buala during a meeting held with SIVB and Buala tourism operators last Friday…

Isabel to upgrade Kaomasi school

Isabel provincial government (IPG) will this year upgrade the existing roads to Kaomasi provincial secondary school (KPSS) which ran along the coast. James Habu Isabel premier told the Solomon Star last week in Buala in an interview. Mr Habu said his government put much priority in the areas of clinic, jetty, health and education. But…

Lepi told to upheld culture

Lepi villages in Bao/Bugotu constituency, Isabel province have been encouraged by Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) to continue upheld and keep culture and traditional way of lifestyle. SIVB’s chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto highlighted this during a visit to Lepi village on Saturday. More than a hundred people in and around the village were…

ANZ launches ANZ goMoney in Vanuatu

ANZ on Tuesday announced the launch of ANZ goMoney in Vanuatu, providing a new and convenient way for customers to do their everyday banking using their mobile phones. ANZ goMoney allows customers to send money to family and friends, pay their bills, purchase airtime top-up vouchers and view their account balances and history using their…

Airlines’ new corporate travel centre

Solomon Airlines has announced that in line with its corporate strategic plans for 2014, it has now moved its corporate travel center from the former Solomon Islands Government Printers building to the newly renovated and upgraded office on the ground floor of Tongs building in Point Cruz. It has officially been open for business as…

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small. In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the…

Telco extends high speed data to users

High speed data access for BMobile has been switched on in three centres of the country, enabling residents to access high speed internet. The centres are Lae and Port Moresby and Mt Hagen. Bmobile PNG chief executive Raj Deo said: “Our aim in this expansion exercise is to provide high speed data and reliable voice…

Fiji Airways announces new cargo interline deals

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline yesterday announced new interline cargo agreements with five other airlines for the carriage of freight to and from Fiji to numerous cities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The new agreements are part of the Fiji Airways strategy to enhance airline partnerships across its passenger and…

Buala evacuates patients during tsunami warning

LAST Sunday’s tsunami warning sparked a mass evacuation of patients at Buala Hospital, Isabel. The nation-wide warning was issued following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck near Kirakira, Makira-Ulawa Province, before 8am. The Solomon Star witnessed the evacuation exercise at Buala hospital after the warning was issued on the national broadcaster. A spokesman for the…

Sogavare wants government establish disaster fund

AN allocation of funds for natural disasters should be allocated each year under the national budget, a prominent MP suggests. East Choiseul MP Manasseh Sogavare said this is important to allow the national government responds swiftly to natural disasters. He was contributing to the debate on the ‘2014 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2014’ in parliament yesterday.…