PM graces milestone signing for new solar power plant in Solomon Islands

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has graced the occasion of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Solomon Power and Hitachi Ltd in Tokyo yesterday (Wednesday 16th). The MOU is aimed at resolving energy issues in the Solomon Islands. The MOU was signed between Mr. Pradip Verma, Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Power and Mr.…

Gov’t signs 4 billion Yen airport project with Japan

THE Government has signed a milestone agreement with the Japanese Government for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project on Wednesday 16 May in Tokyo. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Honorable Milner Tozaka and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono officially signed the agreement at the Japanese Foreign Affairs Office. During the…

Caucus chairman clarifies bauxite zero duty

Chairman of the Government Caucus Jackson Fiulaua says sound investment incentives are important to the country’s economic development. Mr Fiulaua, who is also Member of Parliament for Central Kwara’ae, made the statement in light of criticisms against a Cabinet decision to impose a zero duty on bauxite exports from the country. “Sound investment incentives will derive…

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…