A role model in reforestation

With close to 30 years of experience and operating in the country, Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited (EPPL) says it wants to be a role model for the country and the region in the area of tree planting and reforestation. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview recently the founder and chairman of the…

SIVB and chamber assists local designer

The Solomon Islands visitors bureau (SIVB) and the Solomon Islands chamber of commerce & industry have joined forces to raise money for local fashion designer Miss Lyan Tingiia. This is to allow her travel overseas to attend a fashion festival. Miss Tingiia designed the Crown for the recent Miss South Pacific Beauty Pageant. She has…

Highlands of Hograno gets connected

Our Telekom this week launched OUR Telekom to date has erected and launched its ninth mobile tower in Isabel province. This follows the launching of the mobile service in Tiromola of Kolomola in the highlands of Hograno district in Isabel province recently. Speaking during the launching ceremony chief of Kolomola Mr. Gordon Riumana thanked Our…

PNA urged to act well on tuna

PARTIES to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) members are urged to take rigorous action on tuna fisheries. Finance minister Rick Hou made the call when he opened PNA’s 33th annual meeting in Honiara yesterday.  “…as directors of your respective countries’ fisheries ministries, you are entrusted with this highly valuable resource. I therefore urged you to take…

Aqorau: PNA is for the people

PARTIES to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) was established for the well-being of the people of member countries. That’s according to its chief executive officer, Solomon Islander Dr Transform Aqorau. “I want to remind ourselves that when you walk along the streets of Honiara and see women, men and children sitting on the streets selling betel…

Rio Tinto eyes return to Panguna mine

BUKA, PNG – Bougainville Copper is to open an office on Bougainville Island this year as sentiment begins to build within Papua New Guinea for a resumption of mining of the giant Panguna copper deposit. The visit to Bougainville Island by the PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill earlier this year – the first visit by…

PNG’s first LNG export due by July

Papua New Guinea’s first liquefied natural gas cargo is expected to leave from near Port Moresby in the next four months, with the $US19 billion (K46bn) PNG LNG project set to perform a rare regional feat by coming on stream ahead of schedule. The ExxonMobil-run project, which would process gas from a gasfield in Southern…

BSP launch new VISA debit card

FIJI TIMES – Bank South Pacific (BSP) has launched its new VISA debit card in Suva, which, among other things, will make travelling easier for its customers. BSP has extended its services with an instant card issuance over the counter, flexible and easy to use, access to VISA’s wide global coverage and acceptance and which…