Trade expo in fortnight

The trade expo Solomon Islands 2014 will be kicking off in a fortnight at the Bodo Detke show ground along the Mataniko river. The program will run from 6 to 11 July. This will bring the public and business sectors throughout the country to promote some of their products. Chairman of the trade expo Redley…

Westpac SI empowers six females in education

Westpac Solomon Islands on Wednesday announced the names of the six successful applicants of the Westpac Women’s Education Grants. The program offered financial assistance to primary school, high school or secondary college girls and women studying at a tertiary institution or women currently working who wish to return to study.  Westpac has sincerely congratulated the…

Oil palm awareness held at Aola

New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL), represented in the Solomon Islands by Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Ltd (GPPOL) held another awareness session, this time at Balo village at Aola over the weekend.The purpose of the meeting was to express NBPOL’s interest to expand oil palm further east on Guadalcanal from the current operation on the…

Consent for exploration drilling on Savo Island issued

Geodynamics Limited (ASX:GDY) and its joint venture partner Kentor Energy Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of KGL Resources Ltd (ASX:KGL) are pleased to announce receipt of development consent relating to exploration activities for the Savo Island Geothermal Power Project in the country. The Department of Environment granted the approval following review of the Savo Island Geothermal…

New office complex for Central

Central Island province Monday next week will receive their newly completed provincial complex thanks to the provincial government funding assistance. Acting provincial secretary of the province Hendry Limbo yesterday said the official opening of the office complex would be held on Monday. “This complex has gone through some work and remain for more than 10…

Shipping companies urge to provide reliable provide service

Central Island province is calling shipping operators in Solomon Island to providing shipping services around the province. Central Island province acting provincial secretary Hendy Limbo highlighted this in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Limbo said provincial government noticed people travelling with produce and luggage by our board motor (OBM) from Gela to…

Shipping companies warned

Central Island provincial government has warned shipping companies operating in the province without settling their business license fees to settle them with the province or face justice.  Acting provincial secretary Hendry Limbo told Solomon Star yesterday said the province is taking tough action against shipping operators which operates services to the province without paying up…

Tourism operators ask to comply with tourism ordinance

The Central Island provincial government (CIPG) has reminded tourism firms in Honiara who normally transport tourists to Florida (Ngela) to comply with the new tourism ordinance enacted by the province early this year. The reminder came since few of the private tourism firms in Honiara that normally get tourists across to Central island province for…

Aust magazine team here

The Australian Get Lost Magazine officials are in the country to promote Solomon Islands products through their internationals magazines. The officials arrived in the country last week and are currently staying at Papatura Island Retreat Resort in Isabel. They will then travel over to Gizo via Arnavons on a  later date. A statement received by…

SIVB – MICE industry a key driver for tourism development

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) has unveiled its plans to position the destination as a new and very alternative venue for the international MICE market. MICE acronym for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions. It refers to a specialized niche of group tourism dedicated to planning, booking and facilitating conferences, seminars and other events. SIVB…