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Saturday, October 16, 2021

    Opposition points out weakness in teleco bill

    By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Government’s sponsored Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2021 faced stiff resistance from the Opposition in Parliament yesterday.Opposition Leader, Matthew Wale called on the Government to withdraw the Bill and work on it before...

    Wale urges govt to withdraw Telco bill

    By EDDIE OSIFELOOPPOSITION Leader, Matthew Wale has urged the government to consider the Bills and Legislative Committee’s recommendation and withdraw the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2021 and undertake further work on it.Wale stressed this during...


    Minister outlines communications law in parliamentBy EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Government has amended the Telecommunication (Amendment) Bill 2021 following recommendation from the Bills and Legislative Committee.Minister of Communication and Aviation, Peter Shanel Agovaka stated this when...

    Telecommunications bill in parliament this week

    By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2021 is set down for debate in Parliament this week.This after Minister of Communication and Aviation, Peter Shanel Agovaka presented the second reading of the Bill in Parliament...

    PRC donate computers to Island Sun

    THE People’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy has donated sets of computers to Island Sun to support the newspaper’s role in the dissemination of information during the Covid-19 challenges.PRC’s Counsellor and deputy ambassador Yao...

    Maka’a : Full internet needed to enable digital banking

    The Makira Ulawa Provincial Premier, Julian Maka’a has said in Kira Kira, the Provincial capital, that advancing technology can mean Solomon Islands will have full access to internet – thus going into digital banking.He...

    PM congratulates Solomon Submarine cable for new innovation

    BY JARED KOLIPrime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the Chief Executive Officer, Board and Management of Solomon Submarine for the newly launched alternative of volume-based pricing model.   Prime Minister Sogavare said Volume based pricing...


    10 communities identifiedBY JARED KOLIGuadalcanal province is next to tap into the sun’s eternal energy with the help of Solomon Power.The state-owned enterprise has identified 10 pilot communities.Solomon Power will build solar hybrid systems...

    TelCom revenue dropped

    By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Telecommunication industry in Solomon Islands has seen a drop in revenue by 14 percent to $369 million from 2019.As such it is affecting a fall in the revenue of Average Revenue...

    BLC insists for ‘outside’ review of new Bill

    By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE Bills and Legislative Committee wants to see the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2021 reviewed outside of Parliament.This was despite Clerk to Parliament David Kusilifu making the first reading of the Bill on...