ABC open day moves to West

Adventist Book Centre (ABC) in Honiara will extend its open day to Western Province next week as it plan to host its open day at three different venues in the province. This was confirmed to this paper by the manager of the ABC James Bouro on Sunday during the ABC open day which staged at…

Beche de mer & seaweed farming progressing well

Farming of sea cucumber and seaweed are currently being undertaken in the country to address some ways of enhancing sustainable development of these expensive marine products in Solomon Islands, Fisheries minister John Maneniaru highlighted last week. This was revealed in the parliament when the Minister was questioned on the funding committed to boost inshore fisheries.…

Visitors arrival up in June

International visitor numbers to the Solomon Islands have increased for the third month in a row. Figures released by the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) show a total of 2131 international travelers visited the destination across the month of June. The figure represents a 9.3 per cent increase over the 1949 total achieved for the…

POB launches new deposit scheme

PAN Oceanic Bank (POB) yesterday launched one of its new banking initiatives called the PAOA Deposit Gift scheme. It is a scheme created purposely for those that deposited a minimum of SBD$25, 000 or more. In his address as part of launching the scheme, POB’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala said, POB acknowledges that…

EITI goes online

Solomon Islands Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has gone online after a launch of its website yesterday during the EITI national conference. The launching is a double achievement for the EITI as it launched it its 2014 reconciliation and 2015 supplementary report for 2013 and 14. Launching the website and the report EITI Country Coordinator…

Draft Federal Constitution awareness in Suva ends

The 5-day awareness consultation on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands held in Suva, Fiji successfully concluded on Friday. Solomon Islanders studying and working in Suva were part of this follow on consulta- tion, which was conducted by the Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) and DCC Gov- ernment’s Fundamental Reform, and facilitated by…

Political crisis stable

DCCG claims more MPs THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) had claimed it now commands the support of 30 members of the 50 seat Parliament amidst the current political wracking. A press statement from office of the Prime Minister said, six members of the Parliamentary Independent Group have joined the Democratic Coalition for Change…

Shanel discourages proposed motion

Newly installed minister for Aviation & Communication Peter Shanel told the house last week that there is nothing for the Members of Parliament (MPs) to fight over, despite government is running on minority rule. Speaking on the floor of parliament when argument broke out over the proposed motion of no confidence Shanel told the house…

USP health week kicks-off

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus in Honiara annual health week being organised in affiliation with the Ministry of Health starts today. The one week event will kick-off today til Friday 30th October. The week-long event is part of the campus (USPSI) focal point aimed at bringing together staff and students…