Itea: Gua is no trouble maker

AN East Fataleka landowner says claim by Evita Solomon Ltd that William Gua is a trouble-maker is disrespectful. Lynson Itea said Mr Gua is a landowner and a respected man in east Fataleka and for Evita to label him a trouble maker is demeaning. “Whatever names Evita and its local associates wish to call Mr…

Renbel passes new ordinance

Rennell/Bellona provincial government has recently passed a new ordinance for investors to meet a bond payment of $1.5 million for mining companies, logging contractors to pay $750,000.00 and their licensee $550,000.00. This was revealed by provincial secretary (PS) Rubin Ngiumoana. He said they have to apply this new law on companies that invest in Renbel…

KOICA supports fisheries

KOREA International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is committed to supporting fisheries industry in the country. As part of its plan it will implement a project called, ‘Establishment and Capacity Building of Fishery Studies in Solomon Islands (2014-2017/USD 5million),’ by partnering with Pukyong National University (PKNU). A statement from KOICA said, the project includes various components such…

Auki residents happy to get rain

Residents in and around Auki town, Malaita province were excited to finally receive rain water on Tuesday morning, after many weeks without rain.. The rainfall lasted more than 5 hours much to the relief of the residents who depends on rain water for drinking. Speaking to this paper in Auki a resident John Tua said,…

Bmobile/Vodafone and Ausmart opens new phone booth

THE country’s second mobile entrant, Bmobile/Vodafone in partnership with the popular stationary supplier Ausmart has officially opened a new phone booth at the Ausmart’s Town Ground branch on Tuesday. It was the first booth to be launched in Honiara by Bmobile, as part of its expansion in serving the country, especially Honiara through telecommunication. Speaking…

New shipping service for Ulawa, Ugi and Kirakira

A NEW fortnightly shipping service to Ulawa, Ugi, Kirakira including Three Sister Islands is starting on 18 August 2015. A two-year contract for the service has been awarded to Marau Shipping Services Limited.  Funding is being provided jointly by the Solomon Islands Government and the Asian Development Bank. Moses Virivolomo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry…

Bmobile/Vodafone on expansion mode

BMOBILE/VODAFONE is currently engaging in its expansion mode, where yesterday it officially launched its first ever phone booth in Honiara. This was revealed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niall Downey in an interview with members of the media on Tuesday. “We have just finished our project and we are the largest network provider…