Parliament passes SINPF Amendment Bill 2018

By Gary Hatigeva THE YouSAVE Scheme and the proposed increase in the amount of contributions to Special Death Benefit (SDB) Scheme have been legally adopted under the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Amendment Act 2018,...

Private Sector enlightened on new Electoral Act

Warned to respect legal rights of employees to vote & reminded of the public holiday status of Election Day By Gary Hatigeva MEMBERS of the Private Sector under the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industries...

Government to ban rice import

Govt plans rice-import ban By Alfred Sasako THE Government is planning to ban the import of rice, blaming Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) for its drastic action, it was revealed last night. Rice, which has become a staple food...

YECSI an example of innovative Public Private Partnership: PM Hou

THE Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) was successfully launched on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Mendana Hotel in Honiara. When launching YECSI, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela said YECSI is one of the first...

BSP calls on businesses to support breast cancer awareness

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THE Bank of South (BSP) in Solomon Islands has called on businesses operating in the country to wear something pink in aid of Pinktober. The call was made in a press interview...

No gain without pain

BY GEORGINA KEKEA SOLOMON Islanders continue to benefit from the Seasonal Workers Scheme (SWS) in Australia. Since its establishment in 2012, the number of farm workers from Solomon Islands has more than doubled from 42...

Saving POB

CBSI governor holds top level discussion with New York Fed reserve and Crown Agent Bank   By Alfred Sasako PAN Oceanic Bank’s (POB’s) inability to establish a US dollar correspondent banking relationship (CBR) has the potential for...

Text messaging, new means to see voter details

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA A new SMS platform to connect people and intending candidates has been signed by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission and Our Solomon Telecom Company. The SMS (text) platform will connect people and...

Easy access

Voters can see registration details using mobile phones, thanks to SIEC & Telekom MOU   VOTERS can easily access all their registration details by using their mobile phones, thanks to an MOU signed between SIEC and...

Lands Ministry work on improving service delivery

BY AARON LYNTON FILIA THE Australian Government is providing technical assistance through the Pacific Community (SPC) to improve service delivery and reform laws in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey. In a presentation for business...

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