PM asks China to invest in appropriate technology

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has told the visiting Papua New Guinea-based Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Wang Genhua that China could consider investing in appropriate technology areas in Solomon Islands. He said his country needs investors who can invest their money in appropriate technology transfers such as telecommunications technology, rural electrification and in food…

Chinese investors welcomed to invest

The Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare says the Democratic Coalition for Change Government will soon put in place a major legislation which will guide the establishment of Special Economic (SE) zones throughout Solomon Islands. And Prime Minister Sogavare has told visiting Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Papua New Guinea, Wang Genhua Chinese investors should be…

Delegation returns from regional conference

Representatives of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), the Political Parties Commission, civil society and several political parties have returned from a high-level regional summit in Nadi, Fiji. The two-day conference, titled “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Melanesia: Creating Political and Parliamentary Stability to Catalyse Development”, brought together leaders and academics from across from…

Training aims to equip rice farmers

LOCAL rice farmers will gain knowledge on production of manual rice milling machine, solar grain drier and peanut shelling machine after the completion of the Farm Mechanization Training (FMT) that currently underway in Honiara. FMT is jointly funded by the European Union and Solomon Islands government of Solomon Islands project on enhancing productivity of land…

‘Shipping grant payout normal’

PAYMENTS of shipping grants to Members of Parliament (MP) is a normal thing done by previous governments. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray revealed this in an exclusive interview with the Solomon Star. “Paying out shipping grants to Members of Parliament (MP) is not new, as it is a…

Island Link hits back

…Plans to sue TSI THE Director Operation of the Island Link Shipping Services (ILSS) says they are pursuing legal action to sue Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) following claims that ILSS is a ghost company. Clive Runimetu said this in an interview yesterday after reports issued by TSI and publicized in this Paper on Friday last…

Surgical Doctors to visit Gizo

A TEAM of medical Doctors from Australia will be touring Gizo hospital on a surgical trip from the 24th of this month to the 30th. They are members of the Doctors Assisting In Solomon Islands (DAISI). Reports reaching the Solomon Star said, the visit will be for general and colorectal surgery and dental or maxillofacial…

Three accused told to get lawyers

Two men and a woman accused of breaking into a shop’s storage container, stealing soft drinks worth more than $200, 000 are still without lawyers. Charles Sanga and David Kereka yesterday told the court they have made requests to the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) but no one visited them as of yet. The third accused,…