SIWIBA 10th anniversary deferred

The proposed Solomon Islands Woman In Business Association (SIWIBA) 10th anniversary celebration scheduled for this week has postponed due to continuous heavy rainfall. SIWIBA president Ms Dalcy Tekulu confirmed that their planned celebration for SIWIBA 10th birthday has been moved to the second week of February next month. She said, that this is very disappointing…

Mobile firm supports students

BEMOBILE/Vodafone is offering specials in 3G handsets and tablets as part of the Back to School Program. Speaking to the paper the company’s Solomon Islands based Chief Executive Officer (CEO Niall Downey said, the special is to ensure students returning to school have accessed to data services through the 3G handsets and tablets offered at…

South road passengers stranded

TRUCKLOADS of passengers from the Are,are and West Kwaio regions bound for Auki yesterday morning never made it due to a flooding Laulana River at Radefasu. Laulana Bridge at Radefasu connects Central Kwara’ae to the West Kwaio and West Are’are constituencies. The bridge was burnt after results of the recent national general elections emerged, by…

SI seafood businesses stand chance to grow from Fish 2.0

Solomon Islands entrepreneurs working within the seafood sector from boat to plate could exponentially expand their businesses through the Fish 2.0 competition launched globally early this month. Fish 2.0 is a business competition that connects investors with seafood businesses giving them an opportunity to win over $180,000 in prizes, gain international visibility, find strategic partners…

Women want more PS, envoy posts

THE National Council of Women (NCW) last week met with the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during which they delivered a package of concerns and recommendations. NCW made a submission on women’s political participation and recommendations to the DCC policies. One of their concerns was on the long list of political appointees. They also recommended that…

PM lauds Aust for assistance

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has lauded Australia’s contributions towards Solomon Islands development and upkeep of law and order. Mr Sogavare made the remark during the occasion to mark Australia Day on Monday where he joined Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Andrew Byrne and other Australian citizens working or residing in Solomon Islands. He said…