Artist marks for life

Fiji Times – Tattooing has been practised in the Pacific region for ages and in the traditional societies of Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand, it is part of their identity. In Fiji though, tattooing has become more of a fashion statement, if anything. People of all ages, backgrounds and stations in life have tattoos, many…

SINU impasse resolved

Classes to start Feb 16 A STAND-OFF between Solomon Islands National University (SINU) lecturers and management over the past days has been finally resolved yesterday. And SINU’s vice-chancellor Dr Glynn Galo praised all those involved for bringing the impasse to an amicable end. “Classes will now start on Tuesday 17 February after the official opening…

Gov’t plans three more charters for students

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has proposed three more charter flights to get students over to Fiji. National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito revealed this to students during a meeting yesterday. Five chartered flights have already taken students over to Fiji in the past weeks. The sixth will fly out…

BSP plans to use both networks

Bank South Pacific (BSP) plans to engage both Our Telekom and bemobile networks in the delivery of its mobile banking services. This was revealed by BSP Chief Executive Officer, Robin Fleming. He said currently Westpac uses both networks and with the transaction of rebranding, BSP is eying the same path. “BSP will be acting on…

BSP chief pays visit to PNG envoy

BANK South Pacific’s chief executive officer Robin Fleming yesterday paid a courtesy call on Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Fred Yakasa. Mr Fleming said the brief visit was to update the PNG High Commissioner of the BSP’s acquisition of Westpac bank in Solomon Islands. “There is confidence and potential to invest in…

PNG visas ready for students

SOME Solomon Islands students studying at Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang, Papua New Guinea are expected to travel back to campus on Monday. This was after the PNG Immigration department approved their visas in Port Moresby yesterday. Most of them have collected their visas at PNG High Commission office in Honiara yesterday, except for…

Lam denies partnership claim

A LOCAL businesswoman says she’s surprised owner of a Honiara Fish Market has been telling people she’s a partner in the business. Suzie Lam said she is not a shareholder or partner in the Fish Market. The Fish Market buys fish from locals and resells them to the Honiara public. In early 2013 owner of…

Rural financial survey underway

A FINANCIAL Inclusion National Demand Side Survey (DSS) will be conducted in the provinces as of Monday to get the right data on how rural people access banking services. Facilitated by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP), the survey aims to help the Government, CBSI…