POLITICAL COMMENTARY: ‘2006 riot is a wake up call’

Solomon Islanders are anticipating for going into the pools for national election in December.  Interestingly the political climate now is MP’s and intending candidates, joined the political race and campaigning is in top gear, in the streets of Honiara, provincial centres, rural areas even to their door steps. Particularly past experiences should ring a bell,…

Clubs receives awards

Winners of the recent Telekom S-league (TSL) season have finally had their hands on their respective awards over the weekend. The presentation of awards took place at the Pacific Casino Sea View area. The top three winners received trophies and medals according to their respective positions including consolation prizes for the coach of the year,…

Marist maintains top spot

QQQ Marist men’s basketball team still maintains their position as leaders of the Namson Tran Basketball competition after defeating a strong MMTM side at the Multipurpose Hall on Sunday. Marist finished off the match with a two point difference 35-33. Fully equipped with most of their players, Marist put in all efforts to make it…

Warriors win second friendly

Solomon Islands Football Club champions, Solomon Warriors have won their second friendly match against a tough TSL Select side on Sunday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. The match ended with a final score 4-1. It was a tough and equally contested match compared to their first friendly last weekend. After fighting out ninety minutes of…

New Marau Sound tourism association

A new tourism association has been formed over the weekend known as the Marau Sound tourism association. This came after a delegation from the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) visited the area over the weekend. The association was formed on Saturday after a meeting with SIVB. SIVB was excused when the election took place. And…

Operators learn difference about SIVB, ministry

LOCAL tourism operators in Marau, east Guadalcanal on Saturday learn about the different functions Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and ministry of culture and tourism and the role they played in the tourism industry in Solomon Islands. SIVB board of director Andrew Nihopara explained the difference of these two organisations after operators asked about it.…

SIVB officials visit Marau tourism operators

A delegation from the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) conducted their third provincial visits to Marau Sound, East Guadalcanal. The first two provincial visits were made to Auki and Gizo early this year. The visit to Marau Sound last Friday was headed by SIVB board of director representatives Andrew Nihopara, SIVB chief executive officer (CEO)…

Tuamoto highlights Marau’s tourism potentials

Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto says Marau Sound is a tourism potential region in the country. The only thing they need to and get the industry going is working in partnership. Mr Tuamoto highlighted this during a meeting organized by SIVB for all tourism operators in Marau Sound on…

Wave power proposed

THE need to access cheap renewable energy in the pacific is getting Asian Development Bank (ADB) talking and planning into investing in wave power as an option for energy provision in the future. According to ADB’s senior Pacific energy specialist Anthony Maxwell, renewable energy is fast becoming a viable option for Pacific Island countries in…

Why our gold bars in HK

CENTRAL Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) says investing the country’s gold bars in Hong Kong (HK) is important because of its closeness to buyers. The bank was responding to questions raised by Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) as to why CBSI has recently deposited the seven gold bars in Hong Kong (HK) and not in the…