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SPTO annouces new appointment

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has announced the appointment of Alisi Lutu as the new Marketing Manager to lead SPTO’s marketing initiatives for its 16 member Pacific Island countries.

World Bank expects slower growth in East Asia Pacific in 2014

SINGAPORE, (WORLD BANK) --- Developing countries in East Asia Pacific will see slightly slower economic growth this year, but the pace of growth in the region, excluding China, will pick up next year, as the gradual recovery in high-income economies boosts demand for exports from the region, according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released today by the World Bank. Still, developing East Asia Pacific remains the fastest-growing region in the world.

US$90m tuna deal

FFA HQ, - An historic agreement was reached at the negotiation session between the Governments of the 17 FFA members and the United States of America this week in Honolulu.

52nd anniversary marked with new opening of travel centre

THE country’s national flight carrier Solomon Airlines has marked its 52nd anniversary with the opening of its new travel centre earlier this week.

Tuvakaoni hosts singing contest

Tuvakaoni Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) community in the Tasahe Area, West Honiara over the weekend successfully hosted a spiritual singing competition.

Payments under investigation

SYDNEY, (SMH) --- Payments made by miners Allied Gold and St Barbara to a Solomon Islands' government official are being investigated by the Australian Federal Police.

Forestry research centre set to start construction

The Ministry of Forestry and Research (MFR) proposed research centre in Kolombangara Island near Ringi in the Western province will start off early next year.

No buyers for teak yet says Anga

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Forestry and Research (MFR) is yet to receive any formal confirmation of a potential teak buyer from overseas to teak from local farmers.

Church leaders attend circuit meeting

About 70 United Church leaders and members have attended the circuit meeting in Pienuna, Ranoggah, Western province over the weekend.

Airlines to open new travel centre

Solomon Airlines will mark its 52nd year of national airline service today with the official opening of its new Travel Centre at the Tongs building in Point Cruz.