Pacific loses US$123M to IUU Fishing

AN independent study conducted by the Forum Fisheries Agency Ministerial Review has found that the Pacific loses US$123 million in revenue from  Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing (IUU). The revelation was made by Forum Fisheries Agency Director General James Movick while opening the FFA judicial conference in Honiara, Monday. “Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing continues…

Shops told to sell fresh breads

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SICCI joins 8th business forum

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the 8th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum which was successfully held in Brisbane last Friday. SICCI was represented at the Forum by the Chairman Mr Jay Bartlett, CEO Dennis Meone, including participating SICCI members.   The event hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council…

POB’s new banking move lauded

PAN OCEANIC BANK (POB) Limited has received widespread salutation for introducing one of its new banking initiatives in Honiara, last week. The bank last Tuesday announced the launch of Five (5) POB iZi Cash Outlets within and outside of Honiara, much to the delight of its customers in the country. Solomon Star was being informed…

Bmobile-Vodafone start their LTE upgrade project

The Bmobile-Vodafone technical team have started on their LTE upgrades for Honiara. The project started last week with teams coming in from PNG to support and help implement the project. This project is the companies most ambitious since launching in 2010. The company is working very hard to meet the global expectations of Vodafone. The…

RAMSI marks 13th anniversary at Yam festival

OVER one thousand people from the southern region of Malaita joined in the celebrations to mark the 13th anniversary of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) held on 24 July at the Yam Cultural Festival at Pululaha Village, on Small Malaita, Malaita Province. “We wanted to celebrate RAMSI’s ‘birthday’ with the people of…

SPONSOR WITHDRAWS

A.E Enterprises withdraws sponsorship deal with Koloale FC A renowned major sponsor for the former Telekom S-league champions, Koloale Football Club has announced that it has fully withdrawn its sponsorship. In a letter, from Koloale FC president, Timothy Aruafu to the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) president, the withdrawal of the sponsorship came into effect…

HNA league proper this weekend

The 2016 Honiara netball association (HNA) league proper will commence this Saturday July 30 starting at 9am at the Lawson Tama netball courts. This year, the HNA league has attracted 45 teams. These 45 teams will be competing in five divisions with the establishment of a new Division (C Division). The HNA executive is very…