Leaders rebuke PM

What exactly have you done for this nation Mr Sogavare? PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare is yet to adequately address the concerns raised about his controversial $3 million payout to former MEF militants, according to three senior leaders who have warned such a move risks destabilizing the country. Former Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza, and the Chair…

PM hails private sector

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has commended the private sector for their perseverance and hard work in running their businesses. He was speaking yesterday during the launch of the newly upgraded facility of Didao Refueling Station, at Kukum, east Honiara.  “I take this opportunity to congratulate and commend Solomon Islanders who are useful in doing business…

PITIA relocates from Tonga to Solomons

PACIFIC Islands Tuna Industry Association (PITIA) is relocating its Secretariat from Tonga to Honiara. And Solomon Islander John Maefiti has been appointed as its new Executive Officer. The relocation follows a decision by PITIA’s executive board in November 2015. The day-to-day business of PITIA is undertaken by the Secretariat with oversight by a Board of…

Park on tourism here

TOURISM has a great future in Solomon Islands, says the founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eagon Group of companies Young Ju Park. Speaking exclusively to the Solomon Star this week, Mr Park said since this is a paradise, tourism is a very important business here. “One Korean friend of mine once…

Eagon needs more local workers

THE Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited (EPPL) is planning to recruit more people as part of increasing its production and expansion in the country. Honorary General of Solomon Islands to Korea and Chairman of Eagon group of companies, Young Ju Park, revealed this to Solomon Star in an exclusive interview at the Heritage Park Hotel on…

They’re all alive

Missing five found floating outside Malou village ALL hopes have diminished; search operation eased but the find outside Malou village in South Malaita early Thursday morning ended speculations that the missing five could have already been dead. After spending six days at sea, all five were found alive by Malou villagers and were taken for treatment…