Influx of fundraising groups visit Honiara

HONIARA residents have experienced an influx of fundraising groups during this mid-year break. From June up to now, fundraising groups have been organizing entertainments every evening at various locations in town. Most of the groups come from Malaita and are on missions to raise funds for church or community rest houses. The groups have been…

Pacific loses US$123M to IUU Fishing

AN independent study conducted by the Forum Fisheries Agency Ministerial Review has found that the Pacific loses US$123 million in revenue from  Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing (IUU). The revelation was made by Forum Fisheries Agency Director General James Movick while opening the FFA judicial conference in Honiara, Monday. “Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing continues…

Shops told to sell fresh breads

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SICCI joins 8th business forum

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the 8th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum which was successfully held in Brisbane last Friday. SICCI was represented at the Forum by the Chairman Mr Jay Bartlett, CEO Dennis Meone, including participating SICCI members.   The event hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council…

POB’s new banking move lauded

PAN OCEANIC BANK (POB) Limited has received widespread salutation for introducing one of its new banking initiatives in Honiara, last week. The bank last Tuesday announced the launch of Five (5) POB iZi Cash Outlets within and outside of Honiara, much to the delight of its customers in the country. Solomon Star was being informed…

RAMSI marks 13th anniversary at Yam festival

OVER one thousand people from the southern region of Malaita joined in the celebrations to mark the 13th anniversary of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) held on 24 July at the Yam Cultural Festival at Pululaha Village, on Small Malaita, Malaita Province. “We wanted to celebrate RAMSI’s ‘birthday’ with the people of…

“No need to change relationship’

A national politician says there’s no point changing the diplomatic relationship from Taiwan to mainland China if leaders continue to abuse funds. This came after critics claimed the constituency funds given by Taiwan to politicians does not to improve the livelihood of people in the rural areas as MPs allegedly miss-used them. MP for Temotu…