Final consultation on SEZ conducted

FINAL consultation on the Special Economic Zone Technical Expertise draft bill commenced on Thursday in Honiara. Representatives of the private sectors, Non Government Organisations and Isabel, Central, Makira and Guadalcanal Provinces have participated in the two-day workshop. Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration organised the workshop, with the aim of getting the views from…

Unemployed youths told to engage in cash economy

UNEMPLOYED youths of North West Guadalcanal are being reminded to engage in the cash economy. In an interview with one of the chiefs from Sagalu ward, Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the chief has called for unemployed youths living in North West Guadalcanal to engage in money generating activities to contribute to the economic…

Chainsaw training for Temotu villagers

CHAINSAW owners and operators in Temotu province have recently completed a successful skill training workshop on chainsaw overhauling & servicing, and timber milling processing. The training was held at Lata, Temotu’s provincial head quarter. Facilitating the training was the Principal Mechanical Labour Officer Nathaniel Mara from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour & Immigration (MCILI).…

ADB supports fiscal resilience growth in Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA  – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant and a $3 million loan to help Tonga strengthen its long-term economic growth prospects and capacity to respond to external economic shocks. “The grant and loan will fund the first of three subprograms of the ADB-supported Building Macroeconomic Resilience Program for…

MSG members told to cooperate

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) members have been urged to  cooperate with each other on issues pertaining to trade and economic integration. The call was made by Papua New Guinea’s Trade Commerce and Industry Minister Richard Maru at the recently concluded MSG Trade Ministers’ meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Maru was…

Bank launches mobile catering solution

Port Moresby (The National) – THE National Development Bank Investment has launched its The Mealz on Wheelz, a mobile catering solution for operators of small catering businesses. Bank chairman Moses Liu said it would provide access for micro and small businesses to their market. He said NDBI introduced last year the Stret Pasin Store Scheme…

Malaita thanks APTC

THE Malaita Provincial Government has acknowledged the Australian Government for initiating the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) which the province has benefited from. Acting premier Joe Heroau uttered this during the APTC graduation held at Hotel Malaita in Auki, Wednesday. Twenty-one early childhood teachers graduated during the ceremony. “First of all, on behalf of the…

Airport facelift

Big plans for Gwaunaru’u SOLOMON Airlines says plans are in place to tar-seal and build a lighting system for Gwaunaru’u Airport in Malaita. Chief Executive Officer Ron Sumsum announced this on Wednesday at the commissioning of the airport, following its reopening, Monday. Gwaunaru’u, the third busiest domestic airport in the country, was closed down more…