Top visiting BSP officials meet PM

A TOP level delegation from the PNG-based Bank South Pacific (BSP) made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Thursday during which they expressed confidence in the business environment in Solomon Islands. The three-man delegation includes BSP Chairman Kostas Constantinou, BSP Chief Executive Officer Robin Fleming and BSP Country Manager David Anderson. The…

Visa for DWU students set

VISAS of students studying at Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang, Papua New Guinea have arrived through the system of PNG High Commission office in Honiara on Thursday. This came after the institution is set to start its academic class Monday next week. An officer in the PNG High Commission said, only four names are…

USP offers financial assistance

A FINANCIAL scheme to assist private funded students is being offered by the University of the South Pacific (USP) to offset their study cost. This scheme is being offered this first semester. USP Solomon Islands campus administrative coordinator Layson Leve said, private funded students currently enrolled in the undergraduate or postgraduate degree can apply through…

SIVB board meeting in Gizo

Minister of Tourism and Culture and Member for Gela Constituency Batholomew Parapolo will open Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) first provincial board meeting this morning at Fatboys  Resort, Gizo, Western Province . Minister Parapolo, his Permanent Secretary John Wasi, Tourism Director Barney Sivoro and senior tourism officials arrived in Gizo yesterday ahead of the one…

GPPOL gives green light to GPG

Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) has given greenlight to Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) to resume the budget support that the company normally injected to the Province’s budget. The budget support of $750,000 per annum was suspended last year following reports of funds abuse and misappropriation. But this week GPPOL’s management have assured a GPG’s…

Lightning strikes, mobile coverage down

Mobile service in Temotu was disrupted after a lightning strike on Monday night. Reports reaching the Solomon Star from Lata Telekom station on Thursday said, this had caused minor damages in one of the Telekom towers in Lata. However, telephone lines and internet are working. Engineers have blamed lighting because such tall towers can attract…

BSP branchless banking services in Santa Ana

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Honiara road repairs measure up

REPRESENTATIVES of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), the Australian High Commission and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) inspected road repair and maintenance works in Honiara last Friday. These works are jointly funded by the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments through the National Transport Fund (NTF), with technical support from the ADB. Local contractors are…

Prime suspect still at large

Police say investigation into $4m bank robbery continues POLICE investigation into the $4 million daylight robbery outside Westpac Bank, Point Cruz, last month is still continuing. Police prosecutor David Tepai yesterday told the court investigation is still ongoing and that disclosures are yet to be provided to the defence counsel. Allan Tinoni of Public Solicitor’s…