Premiers urged to discus development issues

ISSUES relating to economic development in the provincial level should be the top of the highlight in this week’s 8thPremiers’ conference in Honiara. Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete stressed this yesterday morning while opening the annual event at Doma, northwest Guadalcanal. “During this week-long summit, I want you Premiers to effectively discuss development issues happening…

UK firm excited with partnership here

LUCY BEE Limited, a United Kingdom based company has uttered their utmost excitement in establishing a business partnership with the locally operated Kokonut Pacific Company. This was, in sharing the locally produced coconut oils to the UK market. In her remarks to announce the milestone achievement, a Lucy Bee Ltd representative said that the coconut…

BSP makes banking more accessible

Bank South Pacific (BSP) continues to make banking more accessible, with the announcement of new Agents. Saula Family Relaytion Shop in Luanuia (Ontong Java) and Danny Shop in Sasamungga (Choiseul) are the latest addition to the bank’s branchless banking network. Establishment of this network is further evidence that BSP would go the extra mile to…

Call to provide clear calls

MEMBERS of the public have called on Telekom Company to provide clear phone call service. The critics say they have been very disappointed with the current service which has been very annoying with blurry noise effects causing disturbances to phone call conversations. A frustrated customer who asked to remain anonymous said, the disturbing background noise…

RANOSI supports recipients with vehicles

RANOGGAH/SIMBO (RANOSI) constituency in the Western province has now moved into supporting families and individuals with the provision of land transportation as part of improving their livelihood. On Monday the constituency took delivery of four cars funded under the Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF). The cars will be used as part of supporting the livelihood…

Men in Black tame Stallions in IDC opener

Suva (Fiji Times) – BA made a bright start to its Courts Inter District Championship campaign defeating Nadroga 2-0 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on Sunday. The score line did not reflect well on the overall performance of the Stallions which also had numerous chances of scoring. In fact it was Nadroga that went…

Call to equip fire team

A Honiara resident has urged the local fire fighter to be more alert and equipped in the event of a major fire disaster. Ben Didiomea raised his concern after the Vuvula complex located at China Town in Honiara was razed to the ground on Saturday evening at around 4pm. He said, according to his own…

MP fund to purchase new nebulizer

West Honiara MP positively responds to an appeal of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) to purchase new nebulizers for the National Referral Hospital which was stolen last week. Honorable Namson Tran responded by providing fund of SBD$10,000 which will cater for three nebulizers to save the lives of people with asthmatic problem. The fund was…

DPM opens 8th Premiers conference

THE 8th Premiers Conference was officially opened yesterday by the Deputy Prime Minister (PM) and acting PM Douglas Ete, at the Ginger beach, North West Guadalcanal. Hundreds of people gathered for the program with guests including government officials. With the theme “Community Participation in Local Economic Development” the Premiers are all set to take part…

Unbelievable, but it’s possible

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) yesterday announced making a $41 million profit in the last eight months under the leadership of Singaporean Colin Yow. At the same time, the authority paid out $10 million in dividends for the first time to the government. This turn-around of SIPA’s financial position sounds almost like a miracle. But…