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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

HHHH donates to San Isidro care centre

The Honiara Hash House Harriers (HHHH) club...

Call to re-open Manaoba airport

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA REPRESENTATIVE of Lolo tribe Frank...

SI can bounce back: Kuma

BY BEN BILUA Gizo MINISTER of Finance and Treasury...

Positive impacts from SI cocoa entering world market

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO PRESENCE of Solomon Islands cocoa in the world market is positively impacting the country’s capacity and economy. The success of the country’s cocoa industry means increasing income for cocoa producing communities, more...

SP-Oil blocked

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Country’s fuel distributor barred from suing former chairman for $2M fuel debt By Alfred Sasako SOUTH Pacific Oil – a subsidiary of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) – was reportedly “blocked” from suing its...

Budget passed

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By EDDIE OSIFELO PARLIAMENT has passed the $4 billion budget without amendments after four days of scrutiny in the Committee of Supply. Both sides of the house have met until after 7pm on Monday to complete...

Tourism deal

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First tranche of $2m loan available BY CHARLES KADAMANA Ministry of Culture and Tourism have signed $2 million guarantee support scheme with Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) to support local tourism operators yesterday. The grant agreement...

Gov’t policies must maximise resources

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BY BEN BILUAGizo THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) highlights that the country’s long-term economic growth depends on how the government drives its policies to fully utilize existing resources. In a statement released recently, CBSI...

ADB approves $1.2B for transport network here

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THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved support of almost USD$150 million (SBD1.2 billion) to boost land and maritime connectivity in Solomon Islands. ADB is providing a grant of $74.5 million (SBD$595.7 million) sourced from...

Register Kava as Pacific product or lose it: Pacific Academic

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By Brian Lezutuni A regional academic says the patent of Kava as a pacific commodity must be taken forward if regional countries are to depend on it as a source of economic sustenance. Dr Satish Chand...

SINPF considers partial payment proposal

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By EDDIE OSIFELO SOLOMON Islands National Provident Fund has considered the proposal for partial payments to members of the fund during this pandemic. Chairman of SINPF Board, Dr Jimmy Rodgers confirmed this during the Talk Back...

Orion to sue SFA for $400m

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By Eddie Osifelo ORION Limited is reportedly set to sue the Solomon Forest Association (SFA) over loss of business. It is understood the lawsuit will be for $403,011,350.20 (USD50,674,441.50). Report reaching this paper says Orion has satisfied...

Big drop in visitor arrivals

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A SIGNIFICANT decline in international arrivals was recorded since restrictions were imposed on International flights by the Solomon Islands Government towards the end of March 2020. This was the result of the Visitor Arrivals report...