US to commemorate Guadalcanal Landing Day

The United States of America and Solomon Islands will commemorate the 73nd anniversary of the landing of the U.S. Marines and the Battle of Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942. U.S. Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu, Walter North, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Operations Officer Colonel Michael Gann, U.S. Coast Guard Activities Far…

Fiu bridge to undergo reconstruction

The reconstruction of the Fiu bridge in Central kwara’ae, Malaita province is currently under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) assessment program. That was according to the Malaita provincial Premier Peter Channel Ramohia in a brief interview with this paper on Wednesday in Auki.  He said, some other bridges in the province that had been…

PM on nation building

“We should see us as a nation building.” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this statement when he hosted a dinner with Makira and Ulawa provincial government executive and officials. His pointed that Makira as any other province should not see them as from Makira, a term he used as individual but as Solomon islander. “Let…

Committee hands over Malaita conference report

Committee organizing the recent Malaita summit has handed over its report to the Malaita Provincial Government yesterday. Premier Peter Ramohia received the report on behalf of his government. Provincial Member Leslie Kwaiga  and coordinator of the Malaita conference planning Committee and his deputy coordinator Dr. Judson Lee Leafasia presented the report. The handing over ceremony…

Flag rising training conducted

The Honiara City Council (HCC) Education Division in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Scouts Association has organized a training for flag rising among the schools in the city. HCC Chief Education Officer Wayne Koebule said, this is part of the DCC Government through the endorsement of the Ministry of Education to revive the daily flag…

Concern over HCC’s absence at meeting

THE 2015 Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting kicked off on Wednesday without the presence of the Honiara City Council (HCC). And this had seen senior tourism officials expressing their disappointment in failing to attend the official opening of the Tourism Ministers’ meeting at the Heritage Park Hotel. A senior government official told the paper, HCC…

BSP country managers meet in Fiji

SUVA, (FBCNEWS) – Bank South Pacific (BSP) Country managers from Samoa, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga met in Suva to work closely with BSP Fiji. These countries are those that have acquired former Westpac business. BSP Senior Manager Corporate Strategy Finance & Planning Mathew Hasu says so far the transition has been great. “Fiji…

ANZ’s Sharma receives top award

PRENIL Sharma, of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Solomon Islands was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money. Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organisation of professionals in the antimony laundering (AML) field. The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a…

New Zealand Offers More Jobs

ISLANDS BUSINESS – More jobs will be made available to Pacific Island workers in the construction and fishing sectors of New Zealand, the delegation from New Zealand attending this week’s PACER Plus trade negotiations in Apia has offered. The new jobs will be in addition to the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme New Zealand currently…