Mother condemns shocking discoveries

A Honiara woman has condemned recent discoveries of dead infants or foetus in various locations within the capital over the past weeks that were reported by this paper earlier. Janet Lomuha, a Naha resident told this paper that such discoveries is evident that there is still a number of sick societies existing in our country…

Missing fishermen returns home

TWO fishermen from Taro Island, in Choiseul province who went missing last month have reunited with their families after returning safely to their families on Wednesday after spending weeks in Bougainville. The two men went missing after they failed to return home from a fishing trip in mid August. Police in Taro reported the missing…

Big plans ahead for GPPOL

Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) is proposing to expand the existing plantation with an addition of 35,000-40,000 hectares. This means the oil palm plantations is expecting to expand as far as Aola in East Central Guadalcanal. This was highlighted by Arial Manager of GPPOL Craig Gibsone during a visit by new the Minister of…

Minister’s trip to Renbel questioned

RENBEL premier has questioned the visit to his province by the Minister for Forestry Bartholomew Parapolo without the courtesy to call on him. Premier Collin Singamoana had questioned the visit made to his province Monday this   week by the minister and his Permanent Secretary and ministry officials. Premier Singamoana said as head of the provincial…

Four eye Gold Ridge mine

FOUR foreign mining companies are currently eying Gold Ridge Mine with interest to re-open the defunct mining operation. Chairman of Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL),a local partner in the mining operation,Walton Naezon said the prospect ahead is to select a potential bidder and re-start mining operations again hopefully by  early next  year. The mining…

New funding for REP here

WORLD Bank has approved an additional funding of USD$1.5 million (SBD$$12 million) that will ensure the Rapid Employment Project (REP) continues for another year until December 2016. The additional assistance is made up of US$0.5 million from the World Bank’s International Development Association, and US$1 million from the Crisis Response Window – the World Bank’s…

Renbel kicks APID out

Cancels provincial business licence RENBEL Province has cancelled Asia Pacific Investment Development Ltd’s (APID’s) Provincial Business Licence, effectively pulling the plug on any hopes by the company to develop the province’s rich bauxite deposit on West Rennell. Premier Colin Tesua confirmed yesterday the Renbel Provincial Executive Council took the unilateral action on Wednesday last week…

Calls to complete Burnscreek clinic

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) is being called on to complete medical clinic at Burnscreek east of Honiara. Joyce Boykin, a member of Mercy School Board and Director of Read Solomon said this during an interview with the paper on Tuesday. She said, that people living there are in need of…

Ne’e: We should not follow Fiji and Vanuatu

SOLOMON Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) (SIVB) says Solomon Island should not follow ways how Fiji and Vanuatu develop their tourism industry. SIVB board chairman, Wilson Ne’e made this remarks during the one day cruise ship meeting organised by Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) at the Heritage Parke Hotel yesterday. Mr Ne’e said, Solomon Island…

BSP commits to acquire Westpac here

BSP Chairman Sir Kostas G. Constantinou, O.B.E has has on Tuesday announced that BSP remains committed to the acquisition of Westpac’s banking operations in the Solomon Islands. A statement from the Chairman said, BSP is working closely with the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) to obtain the necessary approvals and discussions with the Central…