SIVB officials visit Marau tourism operators

A delegation from the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) conducted their third provincial visits to Marau Sound, East Guadalcanal. The first two provincial visits were made to Auki and Gizo early this year. The visit to Marau Sound last Friday was headed by SIVB board of director representatives Andrew Nihopara, SIVB chief executive officer (CEO)…

Tuamoto highlights Marau’s tourism potentials

Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto says Marau Sound is a tourism potential region in the country. The only thing they need to and get the industry going is working in partnership. Mr Tuamoto highlighted this during a meeting organized by SIVB for all tourism operators in Marau Sound on…

Wave power proposed

THE need to access cheap renewable energy in the pacific is getting Asian Development Bank (ADB) talking and planning into investing in wave power as an option for energy provision in the future. According to ADB’s senior Pacific energy specialist Anthony Maxwell, renewable energy is fast becoming a viable option for Pacific Island countries in…

Why our gold bars in HK

CENTRAL Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) says investing the country’s gold bars in Hong Kong (HK) is important because of its closeness to buyers. The bank was responding to questions raised by Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) as to why CBSI has recently deposited the seven gold bars in Hong Kong (HK) and not in the…

PAP pledges to review business laws

A PEOPLE’S Alliance Party led Government will review the country’s Investment Act so national entrepreneurs can be protected from unfair competition posed by rich investors. The decision to review the Investment Act was agreed on at the party’s recent executive meeting in Honiara. PAP Media Officer, George Atkin reports the meeting heard how the Investment…

CYP centre staff thanked

STAFF of the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Pacific Centre in Honiara, were farewelled Thursday, as the office comes to its closure. THE Ministry of Women, Youth, and Children Affairs organised the farewell ceremony. The ministry’s director of youth Edward Anisitolo commended the CYP staff for their service to the organisation during its operations here. He…

Women in business under-reported

WOMEN participation in business in the region has been under-reported, a media seminar in Sydney was told this week. Speaking in a panel made up of three female journalists,Makareta Komai, PACNEWS editor, highlighted that the issue of women empowerment in the business sector had been given low media attention and coverage by the regional media.…

NZ to fund Susubona wharf

THE New Zealand government will help to fund the construction of the Susubona wharf in Isabel province this year. According to information released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which was obtained by the Solomon Star in Sydney this week the grant finance will come from the government of New Zealand. However, the funds for…