Forest vital for the region

INTERNATIONAL Day of Forests had a particular importance for the Pacific region. That’s according to Inoke Ratukalou, director of Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division. He was speaking on the International Day of Forest on March 21. “This day, which aims to celebrate and raise awareness on the importance of all types…

Near disaster at Auki power station

THE Solomon Islands Electrical Authority (SIEA), Auki power station escaped what could have been a disaster. One of the exhaust pipe outlets at the station’s roof top caught fire on Monday. The building’s roof caught fire from the heat, forcing site workers to scramble and nearby residents and Auki Primary School to be put on…

Quarantine vows to supports airport project

Quarantine division within the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MALS) is committed to supporting the project undertaken by a private tourism firm Sol Host Project in trying to set–up of four (4) LCD screens at the Honiara’s international and domestic airport. The initiatives was aimed to market and inform visitors both domestic for travelling passengers…

CBSI CLEARS STAND

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) has clarified recent media statements regarding the applications of the Pacific Alliance Bank Ltd (PAB) and the Pan Oceanic Bank (POB). In a statement issued on Monday the CBSI said it wishes to disassociate itself from any comments. “First CBSI disassociates itself from comments made that may imply…

Success story of PNG seaweed farming

THE Government of Papua New Guinea has been using seaweed farming as a source of income for the past six years. And according to Bougainville Seaweed Limited senior co-ordinator Raymond Moworu, this success story could be an example for other Pacific Island countries. Speaking at the regional Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade (IACT) training and consultation…