Papua to enter e-commerce era amid economic progress

E-commerce is developing in Indonesia`s big cities, but some isolated areas in its eastern regions, such as Papua, have yet to enjoy the benefits of the online trade facility due to an inadequate telecommunication system. However, the country`s eastern regions, which are still isolated and yet to be fully connected through fiber optic cables, will be able to enjoy online […]

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Indonesia, Nauru agree to boost maritime cooperation

Indonesia and Nauru have agreed on intensifying maritime cooperation and efforts to tackle impacts of climate change. “One of the biggest challenges is related to climate change, including the rising sea levels,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi stated after accompanying President Joko Widodo during a bilateral meeting with Nauru President Baron Waqa at the Bogor presidential palace on Friday. According to […]

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DPP appeals Sae verdict

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is appealing the High Court decision that acquitted Edmond Sae of former police commissioner Sir Fredrick Soaki’s murder. DPP Ronald BeiTalasasa told the Solomon Star he lodged the appeal with the High Court, Friday. “We are appealing the entire decision, including the manslaughter conviction pronounced at the No case to Answer Stage, as well […]

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BUSINESS WARNING

HONIARA City Council (HCC) has warned foreign owned ‘fish n chips’ restaurant owners of a new measure to regulate the market and business reserves. This new Act will ensure only locals are allowed to operate ‘fish&chip’ or kai-bars in the city. City Mayor Andrew Mua told this paper in an interview they will be working along with the health, trade […]

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Melanesian festival dates confirmed

SOLOMON Islands will be hosting the next Melanesian Arts and Cultural festival (MACFest) in July 1st-14, 2018, to coincide with the country’s 40th Anniversary. MACFest is estimated to cost the government $15 million. As normally happened, and agreed upon during this week’s MSG Ministers summit, MSG countries will also provide assistance to support the host country. MACFest is one of […]

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