CBSI warns public to stop spreading false information

(Honiara 03.10.18): The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) strongly advises the public to stop spreading false information about the operations of one of the commercial banks. This advice comes after details of an anonymous email was received from members of the public containing very serious allegations and misleading information about Pan Oceanic Bank (POB).…

Luvu attends training programme on climate change related statistics

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) was represented at the recent Training Programme on Climate Change Related Statistics and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), held in Fiji. Focussed on climate change and SEEA, the training intended to provide the opportunity for participants to learn basic concepts and frameworks, with hands-on sessions, on statistics related to…

Minister tours Eagon’s Arara camp

Minister for Forestry and Research, Honourable Samuel Manetoali paid visit to Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) Arara camp, South New Georgia, Western Province recently. The two days visit is part of his annual visits purposely to see first-hand the downstream processing engaged by EPPL in the form of producing veneer products. Minister Manetoali expressed his…

Tiaro community turns to Honey as an alternative for fish

Tiaro Bay community in West Guadalcanal Solomon Islands has started honey bee keeping as an alternative livelihood method to generate income and protect exploitation of their Marine Resources.   The community has been implementing Community-Based Marine Resource Management by setting aside a managed area that has customary regulation since 2012 for the sustainable use of their marine…

Acting PM briefed on Gold Ridge redevelopment progress

(SIG Press release): Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been briefed on the ongoing redevelopment progress at the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal by officials from the Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) yesterday. The briefing was important to update the Government as a key partner in the project of progresses made so far towards the…

Last day of voter registration tomorrow

(SIEC Press): The Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO) reminds electorates that Thursday 27 September is the final day of voter registration. SIEO said the BVR update period which commenced on September 3, 2018, targeted new registrants who turned 18 after the 2014 Voter Registration and those who have already registered but wish to update their…

PM highlights new investment opportunities at Concordia Summit

(PM Press): PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela says Solomon Islands is opening its doors to increase investment opportunities. Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela highlighted this during his discussions with other world leaders at the Concordia Annual Summit held in New York. The 2018 Concordia Annual Summit is a high-level forum that attracts some of the most important world…

Dr. Luke Forau appointed as new Deputy Governor to CBSI

(CBSI Press): The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has formally announced the appointment of its new Deputy Governor, Dr. Luke Forau (PhD). Dr. Luke Forau, who succeeds former Deputy Governor, Mr. Gane Alva Simbe, has assumed responsibilities as of Tuesday 18 September. Outgoing Deputy Governor, Gane Simbe retired from official duties last week after…

SIEC issues stern warning on card buying, selling

(SIEC Press): The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (OSIEC) strongly warns intending candidates and voters to refrain from buying and selling voter ID cards. In a statement, the Chief Electoral Officer Moses Saitala said there are reports of intending candidates or their agents, collecting voter registration cards and providing money and other benefits…