New country head for ANZ Solomons

ANZ on Wednesday announced Martin Beattie as the newly appointed Country Head for its ANZ operation in Solomon Islands. Tessa Price, Regional Executive Pacific said: “Solomon Islands is on the cusp of huge economic change, with a number of major infrastructure projects planned. As the only international bank, it is a great privilege for ANZ to…

Faisi warns SINTA members

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) General Secretary Samson Faisi has warned its member to remain neutral in the current political wrangling about China and Taiwan. He made this warning during his first press conference in Honiara, Wednesday. Faisi said some of their teachers who are members of SINTA have sought clarity about the current…

Baegu chiefs to block China projects

Baegu Asifola Council of Chiefs have agreed to block any China funded project to enter Baegu Asifola electorate in Malaita province.  Chiefs from Baegu Asifola on Saturday 12 October 2019 met and discussed the recent switch of political switch of ties from Taiwan to China at Urutao market .  At the meeting all the chiefs…

Refurbished Seif Ples opens

“I’M proud to be here today as a White Ribbon Ambassador who is deeply concerned about eliminating violence against women. This is a key priority for Australia both domestically and in our international and development efforts.” These were the Australian High Commissioner’s opening remarks as he presented his speech to invited guests, during the official…

Western full assembly finally meet

THE Western Province Full Assembly finally met, Tuesday after a boycott by Non-Executive Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) on Monday the 14th of October. The second day of assembly effectively saw the tabling of the 2019 – 2020 Supplementary Budget presented by the Western Provincial Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier (DP) Chris Mesepitu. Mesepitu…