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Friday, April 3, 2020

MHMS plan to establish quarantine facilities at provinces

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO MINISTRY of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) plans to establish quarantine facilities at the provinces...
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    SICCI appointed to Land Board

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    THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) as the peak body representing the private sector in the country will be part of the Land Board under the Ministry of Lands, Housing and...

    Construction sector has potential to boost economy: Salgado

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    By Mike Puia THE country’s construction sector holds huge potential to boost the economy, says Amila Salgado, head of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Extended Mission in Solomon Islands. Salgado made the comments at a graduation...

    Isabel’s Suavanao airfield reopens

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    SUAVANAO Airfield in Isabel Province was re-opened last Saturday following the successful rehabilitation of the airport’s deteriorating runway which has forced the Government to close it in September this year. Representatives of the Ministry of...

    Axiom’s first shipment next year

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    BY BEN BILUA FIRST commercial shipment of nickel in Solomon Islands history is expected to occur in the first three months of 2019. Axiom Mining Company has confirmed to Island Sun over the weekend that they...

    YECSI hosts first networking event

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    THE Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has hosted its first networking event on November 8, 2018 at the Heritage Park Hotel. Called ‘Ignite Networking’, the event presented the opportunity for seven young entrepreneurs to...

    Business training kick starts youth-led social enterprises

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    YOUNG social entrepreneurs from Malaita province advanced their ventures to address community challenges through a business training in Auki last week. The three-day training for winning teams of the Malaita Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum held...

    IRD did not give in to demands of PTA: Commissioner Dokekana

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    BY BARNABAS MANEBONA SOLOMON Islands Inland Revenue Division (IRD) wishes to make it clear that they did not ‘give in’ to demands by the Honiara public transport associations with regard to the Income Tax to...

    Fashion industry a billion-dollar business

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    BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THE Association of Solomon Islands in Creative Fashion (ASICF) has created a platform for local established designers and emerging designers to use to boost the country’s economy. In its latest initiative, the...

    Taxis & buses have not been taxed for so long: IRD Commissioner

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    BY BARNABAS MANEBONA IN a new twist to the ongoing public transport saga, the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) has revealed that bus owners have ‘not been taxed for so long, while other industries, sectors and...

    SIPA eliminates export cheats at our ports

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    By Alfred Sasako A rejuvenated Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has installed a $2million miniature sensor at the Honiara Port, cutting out cheats and saving millions of dollars in export revenue for the Government, it...

    REGIONAL NEWS

    Important role of Labour Mobility Oversight Committee

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    THE Labour Mobility Oversight Committee (LMOC) has an important role in Labour mobility.

    Gov’t hands $800K towards Aussie bush fire

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    By Mike Puia THE government last night handed SBD$800,000 towards the Australia...

    Australia opens up for Solomon Islands

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU AUSTRALIA is considering ‘further opening up its doors’ to Solomon Islanders, it is reported. This is...

    Indonesia pushes for an umbrella framework cooperation agreement with Solomon Islands

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    By Alfred Sasako   INDONESIA'S Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Adriana Supandy, has revealed his country wants an Umbrella Framework...

    PM to produce PIF report to Cabinet

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will present the report of the government’s trip to the recent...

    Aust announces $11m funding for marine pollution

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    BY CHARLES KADAMANA In Funafuti, Tuvalu THE Australian government has announced SBD$11m for the Pacific Regional Environment programme to...
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