Cab drivers trained on customer service

ABOUT 30 taxi drivers registered under the Henderson International Airport Taxi association have undergone a training as part of improving their customer service to international visitors. For the first time, local tourism business Solomon Host undertook the training. Joyce Konofilia chief executive officer (CEO) of Solomon Host said, the training was requested by the taxi…

Yam festival logo, theme, launched

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Constituency, Rick Hou has successfully launched the Yam festival logo and theme in Honiara, early this week. The launching was officiated by the MP and members of the organizing committee at the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, which was attended by senior government officials, friends, and people of the…

ANZ opens new Solomon Islands head office

ANZ on Wednesday opened its new Solomon Islands head office in Ranadi, Honiara, announcing an investment of over AUD$1.5 in the new premises. Speaking at a function held this week to officially open the new office, ANZ CEO Solomon Islands, Geoffrey Buchanan, highlighted ANZ’s ongoing commitment to Solomon Islands. “Our new office represents a significant…

Yow delivers

Controversial SIPA chief pays $10M profit to govt CONTROVERSIAL Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer created history yesterday when he paid $10 million in dividends to the government. This came just eight months after he took on the reins of SIPA and introduced significant and often controversial changes in an effort to turn…

Police arrest 5th Mbike suspect

A FIFTH suspect into the Mbike Island shooting has been arrested recently, but released on bail yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Aikan Maelausia was released on a cash bail of $5,000 with strict bail conditions. His surety was also ordered to enter into a principal bail of $2,000. He faces charges of attempted murder,…

Opposition: OPMC misled nation on Skyline

THE Parliamentary Opposition has accused the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) of misleading people in this nation in trying to defend Skyline Investment Group Company. Recently, the OPMC in a statement said Skyline Investment Group was introduced to them by the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji Patterson Oti and that the…

SSPM’s defence lame and childish, says Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has described the response by the Secretary to Prime Minister Joseph Waleanisia in defending the Special Secretary to Prime Minister Rence Sore as ‘lame’ and ‘childish’. This follows Mr Waleanisia’s recent media statement on Wednesday this week to explain and defend the SSPM’s hiring of a room at Rock Haven, purposely…