Korean group on fact-finding mission

A Korean consultancy group has spent the past few days in the country on a fact-finding mission to set up businesses here. The three member delegation came on behalf of potential investors who are interested in setting up businesses here. They met with senior Government officials earlier this week. The group consists of business executives…

Academic seminar set for this weekend

AN INTERACTIVE seminar bringing together all local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Suva, Fiji is set for this weekend. It was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi. Its called, FARAILA in a…

Visa on arrival to ‘boost tourism’ in PNG

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – Visa on arrival for Australian tourists should be ready by October and the paper work is still in its policy stages, Papua New Guinea National Planning Minister Charles Abel has announced. Speaking also as the acting Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Abel said that the Government have supported a major…

Dry spell affects palm

NEWLY re-planted palm oil at the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) in North Guadalcanal area are being reportedly dying due to lack of rain. The current dry season being experienced in parts of the country including Honiara for nearly a month now has affected the plants. A GPPOL resident told the Solomon Star this…

Malaita projects set to roll out this month

WORK on major infrastructure projects in Malaita province will begin this month following the recent formalisation of contracts between relevant Government Ministries and Contractors. These projects include the Auki Road Sealing project, Fiu Bridge Emergency works, Busurata-Okwala Road rehabilitation and Emergency Works on the North Road while scoping work for major rehabilitation for North Road,…

Hakatingisa’a: Well done Sasako

Out spoken Rennell landowner Pautangata Hakatingisa’a commends the series of investigative report produced by Alfred Sasako to expose Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) in the media. Speaking to this paper yesterday Hakatingisa’a applauded the reports by stating Renbell people owes him so much in his efforts to put things right under the laws of this…

Businesses urged to take precaution

BUSINESS houses at Ranadi, Kukum, and Central Honiara are urged to take precautions due to the increasing number of break-ins being reported to police. Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga encouraged business owners at those locations to ensure their premises are properly secured to reduce break-ins. Ms Matanga told the media last Thursday police are continuing…

NZ navy ends civic activities

The New Zealand Navy in support of the Honiara City Council (HCC) has ended its civic support duties last week on Thursday. The sailors arrived in the country early this week and have been engaged in a number duties to help renovate few health centres and the Multi-purpose Hall. Apart from this work, a group…

Youth jailed for nine years

THE High Court has sentenced the young man who confessed to the murder of a young diplomat outside of the Central Market in 2012 to nine years imprisonment. Justice Francis Mwanesalua imposed a starting point of 12 years imprisonment for the 20 year-old accused. This was after he considered submissions from both the prosecution and…