Big 3 distributes on Punjas’ behalf

A manufacturing &distribution company from Fiji operating in the country will now change its business model, by appointing Big 3 Distributors to do distribution for them in the country. Punjas has been distributing its product in Solomon Islands for some years since their establishment for nearly a decade in Honiara. While Big 3 Distributors has…

Opposition on denial by PIB

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group says the denial by Pacific Insurance Brokers (PIB) is logical as PIB will go to any length in safeguarding the interest of their client Aggressor Solomon Limited (ASL). The Opposition Group in a  statement yesterday said, whilst they understand that PIB did not make the direct payment, however, being a broker…

Bmobile/Vodafone awards retailer

Each month bmobile-Vodafone in partnership with its distributor Low Price are giving away an I-pad to one of their retailers who purchase EVD top up’s directly from Low-Price. Each time the retailer purchases $10,000 they will enter the draw to win an Apple I-pad. The draw was done on Saturday 1st of August for the…

59 students terminated, suspended

ABOUT 59 Solomon Islands government students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) have been cancelled after they failed two or more of their courses undertaken last semester. The termination, which was decided by the National Training Committee, was enforced last Friday. The Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) president Anthony Maelasi said, the…

Seven years behind bars for Rex

A seven-year imprisonment term has been imposed last Friday for the man who attacked another man with a knife last year. Guadalcanal man, Rex Teghakrakamana was sentenced after his conviction of one count of grievous harm charge. He pleaded guilty to the charge in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court last year after the charge was reduced…

Guadalcanal marks big day

Guadalcanal Province on Friday marked its second appointed day at Kavuare, Kakabona. Guest of honor, Minister for Provincial Government and Institution Strengthening Duddley Kopu during the ceremony said occasion marks a time when the provincial government and its people can celebrate the achievements and successes. “Big or small, you have endured many challenges in your…

WASH Officers return from Aussie with action plan

Ministry of Health Officials under the Rural WASH Program together with the Solomon Waters officer who have recently undertook a month long training in Australia have presented their Action plan report to the Environmental health department last Friday. The team led by the Ministry of Health Research and training Officer Leonard Olivera undertook a month…

KOICA sends 5 for further training

Five locals have been awarded scholarships to undertake long term and short term trainings in Korea. Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) yesterday presented the scholarship recipients their awards and held a pre-departure briefing at the KOICA office. The five are Jenifer Kela (short term training on Aviation security and safety), Oliver Oli and Cliff Sekepae…

Mataniko clean-up press on despite funding delay

THE Mataniko River Cleaning up program will be delayed until next year due to the delay allocating funds for the activity. Program Coordinator Debra Pitakaka said that while waiting for funds availability, her office was in a process of contracting local contractors especially those living up and down Stream of Mataniko River. “The actual cleaning…

Gao Bugotu Leaders Forum adopts development plan

The Gao Bugotu Constituency Leaders Forum ended on high note yesterday (Friday) with the adoption of the Gao Bugotu Constituency Development Plan 2015-2018. Member of Parliament for Gao Bugotu Samuel Manetoali said the adoption of the resolution will pave the way for the implementation of projects and other developments in the constituency within the next…