Bureau sought $9m for promotion

Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) is seeking additional $9 million from the national government to boost its international and local tourism marketing promotion. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (CEO) chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto highlighted this during the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum held at Heritage Park Hotel last Friday. Mr Josefa said that…

Schools thank KGA

KASTOM Garden Association (KGA) has been commended for assisting communities and schools replant their food gardens after the April flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal. This was expressed when officers of KGA visited some of the high schools and training centres east of Honiara yesterday. Some of the schools and trainings have begun harvesting their crops,…

Schools told to discourage chemical farming

SCHOOLS engaged in farming are discouraged from using fertilizers and other pesticides. Kastom Garden Association (KGA), a local non-government organisation established to promote organic farming, made the reminder when its staff visited two high schools and a rural training centre, east of Honiara yesterday. KGA provincial coordinator Silas Kere visited St. Martin Rural Training Centre,…

Nation supports SIDS goals

SOLOMON Islands has thrown its full support and welcomes the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) development goal for sustainable development through genuine and durable partnership. Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga echoed the country’s support when presenting his remarks at the opening of the plenary session amongst heads of governments, government officials, SIDS delegates, NGOs, international…

Work on new wharf set to go

CONSTRUCTION of a new international wharf at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will kick off next month. Japan is funding the construction of this new project. Speaking at the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum on Friday Glyn Joshua,SIPA’s director corporate service said actual construction will start off this October and should complete by…