Partnership acknowledged

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism was pleased with the marketing relationship between Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and the influential Ignite Travel Group (ITG) from Australia. Bartholomew Parapolo said this in his speech during the island feast dinner hosted by the Ministry and SIVB to welcome the visiting group into the country. Prime Minister Manasseh…

Operators urged to work closely with marketing group

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare calls on all local tourism operators to work closely with international marketing groups to deliver the best benefits for people in the country. He highlighted this during the island feast dinner to welcome Ignite Travel Group (ITG)of Australia to Solomon Islands. Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Islands Visitors…

Media training ends well

 A ONE day media seminar organized by Catholic Communication Solomons (CCS) to members of Verava youths ended successfully over the weekend. The seminar was attended by more than 20 youth members of the community on Saturday. The seminar focused mainly on negative and positive aspect of social media in human’s lives. It also trained members…

Church officials end peace-building training

A TWO weeks peace-building training was successfully completed last week at the Solomon Islands Translation Advisory Group (SITAG). The completion of the training will enable Church leaders to take up peace-building responsibility. The training was funded by the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), Peace and Reconciliation Division and facilitated by the Ministry…

Competitive edge in communication

Suva (Fiji Times) – AFTER six years as a mobile telecommunications provider in the country, Digicel Fiji says one of its greatest achievements has been the level of competition it has brought to Fiji. CEO Darren McLean said Fiji had been and continued to be Digicel’s most competitive market in the Pacific. “Digicel is in…

Miner waits on approval

Port Moresby (The National) –  Gold Ridge Mining Ltd (GRML) continues to seek approval from the Solomon Islands Government to dewater the tailings storage facility (TSF) at the Gold Ridge mine. In a statement, the company said it was negotiating a potential transfer in ownership of the mine to a landowner company. Gold Ridge is…

Dorcas members feed the sick

SICK patients at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) on Sunday afternoon got a bit of change in their diet after members of the Dorcas society visited them and provided them with food. Members of the Dorcas came from the three main districts within Honiara. The program on Sunday is part of the Dorcas’ annual event…

Revival of DBSI

DEMOCRATIC Coalition for Change (DCC) government led by Manasseh Sogavare plans revive the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) early next year. This was revealed by the national consultation for commerce & tourism within the Prime Minister Office (PMO) Martin Housanau, during the official launching of the Rural Development Program (RDP) Component II in Honiara…