Panatina leads school netball comp

After round five of competition in the primary school netball competition, Panatina has taken off comfortably in leading the tally. They are second by Chung Wah B followed by Saint Nicholas B on the third spot. Honiara Netball Association (HNA) President Shalom Akao told Star Sports after two days of competition the primary school netball…

TULAGI FUTSAL COMP KICKS-OFF

Central Islands province (CIP) on Monday kicks-off its 2014 futsal competition. It will run for over two weeks in Tulagi. Reports said about 17 teams around the province have registered to participate in the competition. The province’s sports department is organizing and support the competition. The initiative is part of promoting sports in the province…

Operators want update on tourism funding

Tourism operators in Marau, east Guadalcanal have urged the ministry of tourism and culture to explain how the tourism funding for the constituency was allocated. More than 50 operators raised this during a meeting held between them by Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) over the weekend. The operators who were happy with the SIVB visit…

SIVB targets a billion visitors

The Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) is targeting to increase its visitors’ arrival into Solomon Island up to a billion within a year. This was revealed by the bureau’s chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto in Marau, East Guadalcanal over the weekend. Mr Tuamoto who spoke to more than fifty (50) tourism operators in Marau…

Slight growth for our economy

A slight pickup in economic growth is being forecasted for Solomon Islands this year (2014) from 2.9 percent in 2013 to 3.0 percent. Thats according to the Asian Development Bank (ABD) flagship economic report, the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) which was released early this week. The report said growth is expected to pick up slightly,…

Communities get tourism awareness

The ministry of culture and tourism in partnership with the Live and Learn International non-government organisation have successfully carried out a tourism awareness last week in Isabel. Some of the communities which covered were Bolitei and Ghoveo and its surrounding communities in Baolo, Zuzuao, Toelegu, Sisiga and Sosoilo. The program was organised under the Live…

New beer brand out

SP Brewery launched a new beer brand in Lae last Friday. Stan Joyce, SP Brewery’s managing director, said the new brand Heineken, which was first produced in 1873 in Amsterdam, Germany, had been to 178 other countries and had a long and proud history. The beer had only four natural ingredients — water, malted barley,…

DMP amazed by Aussie popularity

ONE of the country’s biggest and most popular boy-bands, DMP are currently enjoying their moment of fame on a two-week tour of Australia. Speaking to this paper via social media network Facebook, band members shared their amazement in seeing so many of the group’s fans in Australia. The group currently has completed gigs in Cairns…