Auki road tar sealing set to start

Auki tar sealing project will start in a fortnight, Monday 21st of this month. This was confirmed by Malaita premier Peter Channel Ramohia, Thursday morning saying that Dalgro Company was undertaking the project. He said, despite his objection for the company to work on the road improvement project in Auki, the Ministry of Infrastructure ((MID)…

Four companies confirm to attend MSG roadshow

FOUR companies in Honiara have been confirmed to take part in the upcoming 3rd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Roadshow and Trade Fair in Noumea, New Caledonia on 9th -10 November. Cornelius Donga Director for Marketing and Promotion in the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration (MCILI) told the Solomon Star in an interview on…

Tourism forum set

MINISTRY for Culture and Tourism (MCT) together with the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) will host a National Tourism Forum (NTF) in Honiara on September 25. The aim of the forum is to review some of the resolutions passed in 2014 forum as well as discuss and agree on a way forward for the industry.…

Mono’s agro-forestry story

LANDOWNERS of Mono in the Shortland islands, Western province have engaged in the agro-forestry over the past eight (8) months thanks to Tri-Jam and Solomon Resources Management. Unlike normal logging practices, these two companies have engaged local land owning tribes to venture into some forms of development programs as required by the clause in the…

SIWIBA briefs Kalu about its work

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) had a brief meeting with the Solomon Islands Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Salana Kalu in Honiara. A statement from SIWIBA said, its President Dalcy Tekulu had the opportunity to share with Mr Kalu the association’s aims and objectives with highlights of key achievement…

Financial, business trainings for market vendor

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) have signed a pro-bono agreement to kick-start a series of ‘Continuing Marketing Business Education’ trainings. This is part of UN Women’s Markets for Change project. A statement from Market for Change organization said, these workshops will help strengthen financial literacy and business practices…

PM stands by West Papua

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will not be intimidated by Indonesia or other countries in the Pacific Islands Forum in its push for West Papua. And Mr Sogavare is willing to take it to the next level, to demand global action through its membership of the United Nations in New York. Speaking to journalists in Port…