Internet cable negotiations soon to commence

Negotiation with the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei for the implementation of Solomon Islands submarine cable project will commence as soon as the CEO of the Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) assumes duty, the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT) announced. In a statement issued today, the ministry said, “Arrangements are now underway…

Ministry congratulates NFD on arrival of its new Vessel

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has congratulated the National Fisheries Development Company (NFD) on the arrival of Lady Sapphire last week in Noro. Lady Sapphire is a bigger vessel compared to the other purse seine vessels in the current NFD fleet and has the capacity to fish long range beyond our exclusive…

Roderick Bay hosts visitors on Christmas

Roderick Bay Hideaway on Sand-fly passage in Gela, Central Islands Province has a double celebration as they received overseas guests on Christmas day with special treat. Welcomed by the peaceful Roderick Bay Hideaway environment, the French cruise boat L’Austral berthed on Sunday 25th with over 200 tourists to celebrate the festive season with villagers there. Roderick…

Gov’t begins consultations for lasting solutions on RIPEL

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) has begun consultations this week with stakeholders and the public to find lasting solutions to the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL). The Russell Islands Plantations has been one of the main economic drivers of the Solomon Islands economy before it collapsed in 2004. The plantation previously contributed…

Gold Ridge mine reopening makes progress

The Gold Ridge mine’s reopening is progressing well and is being moved by the Cabinet Gold Ridge Subcommittee. Gold ridge Community Investment Limited [GCIL] co-owners of the Gold Ridge Mine Limited [GRML] said in a statement that some of the differences and misunderstanding that slowed the progress of the reopening have been ironed out and…

SI, Kiribati signs new air service treaty

The Solomon Islands and Republic of Kiribati have reached an agreement for a new Air Service Agreement (ASA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries. The successful agreement follows a visit last week to the Solomon Islands by a senior Kiribati delegation led by Minister of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development, the…

Kokonut Pacific Ltd scoops PM’s award

Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) Limited has scooped the Prime Minister Business of the Year award during the fourth Business Excellence Award (BEA) night on Saturday at the Coral Sea Resort and Casino Hotel in Honiara. Well-known as the Pacific’s biggest producer of Direct Micro Expelled (DME) Extra Virgin Coconut Oil managing the value chain…

‘Megapode’ to undergo maintenance

Solomon Airlines has advised yesterday that its Dash 8 aircraft (H4-SOL) affectionately known as ‘Megapode’ will be temporarily out of service at the completion of its scheduled flights from Sunday 6th till Friday 11th November 2016 as part of a scheduled engine maintenance program. In a statement from Solomon Airlines, the national carrier’s Acting Chief Executive Officer and…