Mataki co-chairs workshop on ocean

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of Environment Dr Melchior Mataki has co-chaired an international workshop on ocean acidification over the weekend. The workshop on the theme ‘State of the Science Considerations for Small Island Developing States’ recognised the need for SIDS to seriously take necessary actions to address the threat ocean acidification has towards their…

MSG chair condemns assassination

The Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and Spokesperson of the FLNKS Political Bureau, Mr Victor Tutugoro has condemned the assassination of Martinus Yohamewho who is responsible for the West Papua Independence Movement in Sorong. Mr Tutugoro made the statement after regional media announced the discovery of Martinus YOHAME’s body in the region of Sorong,…

Muaki: AG advice is an opinion, not court order

FORMER special secretary to Prime Minister Danny Philip and Gordon Darcy Lilo says Attorney-General opinions are just that: opinions and advices. Andrew Donua Muaki, who was the most senior top political appointee in the first year of the current NCRA Government, says he was perplexed to see senior government officials and politicians equating opinions rendered…

Remuneration survey workshop held successfully

A remuneration survey workshop was successfully held on Tuesday at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Kukum campus. More than thirty participants from various organizations and companies in Honiara attended the seminar. The workshop was organized by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICC), Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

Soltuna declared 2014 business of the year

Solomon Islands’ very own canned tuna exporter, SolTuna walked away with the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for the Business of the Year (2014) at the second Solomon Islands Business Excellence Awards, celebrated on Saturday night 30th August. The panel of ten judges that evaluated a total of 47 entries selected Soltuna as the stand-out nomination,…

Sivoro: We need more hotels

Honiara city needs additional hotels to cater for more tourists and visitors arrival. Barney Sivoro chair of Our Telekom national tourism forum (NTF) and director of tourism highlighted this during the forum held last Friday at Heritage Hotel. Mr Sivoro said Honiara city needs 4-5 star hotels in Honiara as a holding ground for tourists…

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…