New eco-lodge opens on Rendova

SOLOMON Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) chief executive officer Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has described the newly opened Tituru Eco Lodge in Rendova, Western Province, as providing a perfect example of how tourism plant in the Solomon Islands needs to be developed into the future. “Geographically and culturally we offer the world a unique product,” Mr Tuamoto…

KFPL experiences labour shortage

Kolobangara Forestry Products Limited (KFPL) is facing a labour shortage to carry out work in its tree plantation on Kolombangara, Western province. This came after the company continues to expand its operations this year. KFPL personal manager Mayson Nesa speaking to the Solomon Star this week said his team conducted employment awareness on Rannogah and…

Green Tourism out for fieldwork

Officials from Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd will go on a second trip to Roderick Bay area in West Big Gela, Central Province on Monday. This to carry out fieldwork on the proposed holiday tour package for the area. A statement from the company said the fieldwork will be conducted at the four eco-tourism properties…

Varivao promotes products overseas

A team from Varivao Holdings Ltd, a locally registered company from Isabel is currently overseas promoting its products Led by managing director Dudley Longamei including some government officials, the team is currently in Fiji, New Zealand and New Caledonia on a tour to promote its locally produced products. The team left Honiara last week for…

Central plans to amend licences ordinance

Central Island provincial government under the leadership of premier Stanley Manetiva will amend the current provincial business licences ordinance (PBLO). This is because the current ordinance is outdated and not productive in terms of generating income for the province, premier Manetiva revealed this an interview yesterday. Mr Manetiva said the licences ordinance was passed during…

Central passes new tourism ordinance

Central island province has passed its new tourism ordinance last month in Tulagi during the province’s full assembly meeting. Premier Stanley Manetiva said new the tourism ordinance featured laws and procedures which tourism operators in the island province must follow. He said this ordinance is important for the province. “This new tourism ordinance contains laws…

Renbel approves mining licence

Renbel province has granted a full business license to an Indonesian mining company Bintang Borneo mining company (BBMC) to conduct mining prospecting on Rennell islands, Renbel province. Renbel province provincial secretary (PS) Peseika Baiabe revealed this to Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Baiabe said provincial government granted the full business licences to BBMC early this year…

PM says sorry to Shanel

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has apologised to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel for not including him during the visit to Gold Ridge Mining and parts of Guadalcanal plains last Sunday. Mr Shanel on Thursday informed parliament that he was unhappy with the Prime Minister for not inviting him during…