MSG airlines partnership takes off

A PARTNERSHIP agreement between the airlines of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is now in. The MOU will see shared promotion and sales of the three Melanesia airlines and a codeshare arrangment on a PNG to Vanuatu route via Solomon Islands. Solomon Airlines commercial services manager Gus Kraus says the agreement is the…

Students: Why the delay?

UP to 11 students who were awarded scholarships to study at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Alafua campus in Samoa are yet to leave for their studies. And they are getting frustrated at the National Training Unit’s (NTU) delay to release them their tickets so that they could fly over. “We were awarded…

Vendors want more market space

VENDORS at the Honiara Central Market are calling on the City Council to allocate more space for them. They claimed spaces at the market are being taken up by clothe sellers, flower sellers, and parking vehicles. Annie Doku of north west Guadalcanal said because of the situation, many vendors were forced to sell their produces…

Youths to meet community police officers

A NEWLY established youth group at the Borderline and Kobito area, east Honiara, will be meeting the Community Policing team for the first time this Sunday. The Borderline and Kobito area has been known for its social disorder, with one particular criminal activity resulted in the burning down of the police post in the area.…

MSG bank governors meet

CENTRAL Bank governor Denton Rarawa was amongst Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Governors of Central Bank intensive consultations held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, yesterday. Vanuatu’s Minister of Finance and Economic Management Maki Simelum officially opened the meeting. The one-day high level consultations was attended by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Barry Whiteside; Governor…

Minister pleased with Sumitomo mining plans

THE new Minister of Mines and Energy Samson Maneka was pleased with the SMM Solomon Ltd, the local subsidiary of Japanese mining conglomerate Summitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd with its mining plans and community engagements. He expressed his satisfaction following a one day official visit to SMMS Cockatoo Camp, Isabel Province, on Wednesday. During the…

Telekom reduces overseas call rates

OUR Telekom has announced the completion of the migration of all International voice services to their Huawei fixed Next Generation Network (NGN) platform. “From the cutover at midnight Tuesday 24th February 2015, all Our Telekom international voice circuits for mobile and fixed networks are now carried on voice over IP (VoIP) using Session Initiation Protocol…