New tower for Tetepare next month

The Tetepare conservation island in the Western province will join the rest of the world through internet and mobile services once Our Telekom sets up a mobile tower there next month. Allan Tipet Bero,Tetepare development  programme coordinator told the Solomon Star yesterday that Our Telekom had approved their application. This means a tower will be…

Mobile banking can boost Savings Clubs

New forms of electronic and mobile phone banking recently introduced in the country can definitely boost and improve the basic services provided by rural savings clubs. This was the message highlighted to participants during the four day savings club workshop co-hosted last week by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the Pacific Financial…

BSP’s branchless banking to Gilbert Camp

Bank South Pacific (BSP) has brought banking to the heart of East Honiara. FF Store, owned by Alick Oitala and Fraser Fulesau is now a BSP Agent, and is equipped and able assist BSP customers to do deposits, make withdrawals and open new BSP Accounts in Gilbert Camp and surrounding areas. Customers can also register…

Ringi community happy with new wharf

The construction of a new wharf at Ringgi, South Kolombangara in the Western province had received positive response and wide support from Ringi and the surrounding communities. Ringgi resident Derol Sikua told the Solomon Star yesterday expressing the excitement the community of Ringgi is going through. Mr Sikua said for so long people in that…

A step forward for Green Tourism

With the signing of the consent agreement this week between the eco-tourism operators at Roderick Bay in West Big Gela, Central province and Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd the development of the proposed holiday package for Tapuipui, Saurangi, and Roderick Bay is well underway. A statement from Green Tourism said under the consent agreement, the…

Church marks 50th year here

A HEAVY shower failed to dumpen the opening ceremony of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) 50th anniversary celebrations at Auki, Malaita yesterday. Instead, church members counted it as a “shower of blessing” as they paraded from Aligegeo playing ground to Ambu church where the celebrations will be held until Sunday. The celebration is being…

Street parade to mark women’s day

A PARADE to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) is set for next Tuesday in Honiara. The public is invited to join and show their support for women and men working together to build a stronger nation. The parade will kick off  from Honiara City Council to the Art Gallery at 7:50am. The parade aims to…

FIFA inspectors give Auckland thumbs up

Some of the most senior officials from football’s world governing body, FIFA, have given Auckland a huge thumbs up as it prepares to host FIFA’s second largest global tournament – the U-20 World Cup in 2015. The group of FIFA Inspectors were in Auckland yesterday to inspect the City’s host stadium North Harbour and various…