New Twin Otter aircraft here

Solomon Airlines has taken delivery of the latest aircraft to join the national carrier’s fleet, a 19-seat De Havilland Twin Otter registration H4-SIC which will operate on domestic routes in the Solomon Islands. The refitted aircraft from Ikhana Aircraft Services touched down at the Honiara International Airport en route from California, United States via Honolulu…

DETTKE NOW A FREE MAN

Court acquits Dettke of traffic offences THE Member of Parliament for Northwest Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke, is a free man. The Magistrate’s Court acquitted Mr. Dettke of traffic offences which landed him in court in the first place. Magistrate Emily Zazariko Vagibule last Tuesday acquitted Hon Dettke of one count of careless and inconsiderate driving after…

Kava farmers hail visit by DBSI

RURAL Kava farmers in West and Central Kwara’ae constituency, Malaita Province have acknowledged the visit by the Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) Tukana Bovoro to Malaita last week. Speaking on behalf of the Kava farmers at Gwariagalu, Central Kwara’ae Dudley Ramo acknowledged the visiting saying; “This is the…

MP praised for ‘Banana flour’ discovery

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke has received widespread commendation from the public for uncovering his constituency’s tale on producing flour from the Banana plant. Over the weekend Mr. Dettke launched and introduced one of his constituency’s new innovative products – the Banana flour products. “I will find a commercial way…

Tourism Solomons welcomes Australian PM’s comments on potential South Pac travel bubble

Tuamoto – “We will support everything necessary to make this a reality” Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has welcomed news the Australian government is now in “conversation” with several South Pacific nations regarding the potential creation of a regional travel bubble. His comments come in response to reports Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has…

DCGA to focus on export sector 

AS part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement’s (DCGA) redirection policy it will focus on developing the export sector. A statement issued by the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said this plan will be achieved by investing heavily in the primary industries and downstream processing. “This includes providing price and support subsidies to the main…

HCC launches tourism, culture policy 

HONIARA City Council (HCC) through its Tourism and Culture Division has launched its policy and ten-year strategic plan. This is the first for the Division since it was established last year and is the direction that will set its course, a statement from HCC Media Unit. Mayor Wilson Mamae thanked the Chairman, Director, and staff…

SICCI hails Interim TCSI chief

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has congratulated the new Interim Commissioner of the Telecommunications Commissioner of Solomon Islands (TCSI) Calvin Ziru, on his appointment. A statement issued by the SICCI last week said: “The telecommunication industry has fundamentally changed how people and businesses communicate. A lot has been achieved, but a…

BANANA FLOUR 

MP undertakes new initiative   MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal Boddo Dettke has initiated a new development program for his constituency. The initiator of Noni products in the country has gone on further by introducing this new development plan for his constituency to start the production of baking flour made from green…

DBSI Chief visit Kava farmers

INTERIM Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) Tukana Bovoro has visited few Kava farmers in Malaita this last week. Mr. Bovoro arrived in Malaita on Wednesday and was welcomed by the president of Malaita Province Youth Council (MPYC) Philip Subu and a member of the Malaita Kava Revolution Movement Lesley…