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Auki COM holds parental training

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (COM) in Auki yesterday kicked off its positive parents training.

Production of Owa New Testament underway

Owa speakers from Santa Ana, Makira province are gathering at the SITAG/BTLP property for the purpose of producing an audio recording of the Owa New Testament.

Tourists commend local hospitality

A New Zealand couple currently sailing through the country have commended local indigenous Solomon Islanders for their hospitality and communication skills.

Koraua back as SICCI chair, new vice elected

Daltron country manager Tony Koraua has retained his seat as the chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) board.

Central plans to re-open Anuha airport

Central Island province plans to reopen Anuha airstrip in the Florida islands, Central province to boost air-links and the flow of tourist into the province.

BSP posts K436m profit

Bank South Pacific Limited has announced a net profit of K436.8 million (US$153.9 million) for the 2013 financial year, with a final dividend of 66 toea per share to be paid to shareholders.

Forum trade ministers meet in Kiribati

The 2014 Forum Trade Ministers Meeting (FTMM) will be held in Tarawa, Kiribati on 28 May 2014.

IFC launches South-to-South solar power project

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, on Tuesday launched Lighting Papua New Guinea, a project to help half a million people get safe and affordable solar off-grid lighting that will boost business, allow children to study, cut household costs, and help women stay safe on the streets.

Old-school mobiles making a comeback

THEY fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones.

PNG poultry rakes in K750 million, free poultry diseases

The poultry industry in Papua New Guinea last year contributed K750 million (US$264 million) to the nations coffers, says Poultry Industry Association President Stanley Leahy.