Tourism operators reconcile

Two tourism operators in Florida Island, Central Island province last Tuesday have settled their past differences through a reconciliation ceremony. The reconciliation took place during a weeklong tourism inspections and evaluation by officials from the Green Tourism SI Ltd. The reconciliation was held between directors of Pota Sauragi Eco Lodge, Pota Sagupari and Taupuipui Island…

MMF still not convinced with NPF explanations

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) says explanations made by the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) regarding its two investments, the 360 Discovery and Tavanipupu island resort are not convincing enough. Forum’s technical head Martin Housanau said the NPF board cannot lie to members about their lending tactics. “How can you say these are investments when…

Japan approves seaport project

The government of Japan has given its approval for the multi-million Honiara sea port project that will commence soon. The Cabinet of Japan has approved the country’s international sea port project last month following the project’s design phase which was signed between the two countries on 17th January this year. Following the signing, the proposal…

Logger granted logging licenses

Temotu provincial government has now finally issues a business and export licences to Jaya Berjaya logging company.  The controversial Vanikoro Island logging issue has been on debate since September last year when the company defied the provincial governments orders and illegally landed in Vanikoro Island. The issuing of the two licenses comes following the national…

MP welcomes communication service

Paradise community of North New Georgia Island in the Western province over the weekend have been blessed with the official launching of the newly mobile tower installed by Our Telekom on the Island. The ceremony was witnessed by school children, men and women and the Member of Parliament for the constituency Hon. Job Dudley Tausinga.…

Mining awareness in Rennell

A week long mining awareness to educate people in Rennel Island on the effects and benefits of the mining industry is being planned for Monday next week. This mining awareness came following the approval of an Indonesian mining company by the national and provincial government last month to conduct prospecting licences. Provincial secretary (PS) of…

Soltuna plans to increase prizes

Local tuna company Soltuna is planning to increase its prizes in future draws to help families in the country. Sotuna marketing manager Kenwood Harry revealed this to the Solomon Star last week during the handing over of cash prizes to three wining participants at company ware house last week. Each winner walked away with $4,000…

Mobile banking forum a success

The first ever mobile banking forum held in Honiara was a success. Hosted by the Central bank of Solomon Islands, the forum was held to gauge the current trend of the new forms of mobile banking services in the country. It was also organised to understand the current challenges faced in this area and to…

Huge potential for coconut here

The Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee last week began a series of visitation to local producers as part of the committee’s preparation for this year’s Trade Expo. Mid this week the chairman of the local organizing Committee, Redley Raramo met with the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands Management team at their home at Lungga and having…

Trade expo 2014 moved

The 2014 Trade Expo Solomon Islands Committee Chairman Redley Raramo says his committee has agreed to move the Trade Expo to 6th – 11th July 2014. “The reason was for convenient purposes,” Raramo explained. “The Trade Expo was initially planned to begin on Friday 4th to 9th July, but the committee wanted to involve everyone…