New Auki tourism office construction starts July

CONSTRUCTION work for the new provincial tourism office in Auki, Malaita Province will start next month. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) for Culture and Tourism (MCT) John Wasi. Mr Wasi told the Solomon Star last week that the construction work will start in July.  “Construction work for the new Auki tourism office…

Lomo fired

THE Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation Francis Lomo has been terminated from his job. Lomo’s premature dismissal was issued fortnight ago although his contract remains valid which is expected to end March next year. Mr Lomo has confirmed his termination but could not comment further on the details of his…

Beware of scammers

Computer and internet users nationwide must be conscious of online scammers who attempt to trick anyone to get their money. This warning was issued by an officer from a Foreign Exchange Company in the country told this paper over the weekend. A scammer is a person that involves in a fraudulent business scheme or a…

Landowner lauds APID’s court challenge

A Rennell landowner has applauded the bold stand taken by the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) company to challenge the legality of the export permit granted to PT Mega Bingtang Borneo by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government. Speaking to the Solomon Star, the landowner told the paper that argument over rights to export…

Malaita to allocate land for MCT staff

Malaita Provincial Government has promised the Ministry for Culture and Tourism (MCT) that it would provide a land to build staff houses tourism officers who will be based in Auki, Malaita Province. Deputy Premier for Malaita Provincial Government Premier Alick Maeaba revealed this last week in response to a request by the Minister for Culture…

New data services for Bmobile-Vodafone

Bmobile-Vodafone have upgraded their data services at the end of May in conjunction with their new data product launch and new coverage areas starting June: Bmobile-Vodafone are delighted to announce that they have successfully upgraded their data services on Tuesday May 26th. This improved service was completed by both the bmobile-Vodafone and the Huawei teams…

‘Reshuffling not influenced’

THE move by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government to reshuffle its Ministers was not influenced by personal interests, as alleged by some people, an insider from the Office of the Independent Group says. Speaking to the media recently the insider told this paper that the swapping of Ministers portfolios are done with good…

Silentworld’s ten years of service and support to our economy

Silentworld Shipping and Logistics directly contributed over SBD$500,000,000 into the country’s economy over the past ten years, This was highlighted on Saturday night when the company celebrated its 10th anniversary since its establishment in Solomon Islands. This is one of the facts the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Meyric Slimming highlighted when reflecting’s the company’s inception.…

SI night impressed DWU

The Divine Word University (DWU) auditorium on Saturday night in Madang Campus came alive during the SI night cultural show. Students and the public turned out in numbers to enjoy the international flavour of varieties of cultural dance from various provinces in SI. The stadium was on rapture as SI students performed the famous panpipe…