Culture a unique tourism product, says minister

The Minister for Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo says the country’s diverse and unique cultures are an important product as a tourist attraction that must be harnessed in the country’s development agenda. Speaking at the official launch of the Government’s new National Tourism Development Strategy Friday, Parapolo said culture is an important fabric of Solomon…

Westpac empowers women and girls through education

Westpac Solomon Islands today announced the winners of the 2015 Westpac Women’s Education Grants, a program that gives women and girls a helping hand to further their education. Westpac Women’s Education Grants deliver financial assistance to primary school, high school or secondary college girls and women studying at a tertiary institution or women currently working…

Support for tourism industry acknowledged

Minister for Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Member for Gela Constituency in Central Island Province has expressed his sincere thanks to citizen of this country who have supported the development of tourism. Bartholomew Parapolo highlighted this when he delivered his official speech during the official launching of the National Tourism Strategic Plan 2015-2019 at National…

Fuel price stable

FUEL price for the month of May remains stable according to the price used by most of the fuel stations in the city. Fuel price is usually adjusted at the beginning of each month. And for the month of May, petrol and diesel is being sold at $8.54 and $8.43 respectively for most Honiara refueling…

Women opens Go-Money account

CLOSE to 20 market vendors mostly women from Kogu village on South Rannogah, Western Province have opened their ANZ go-Money account during an one day Go-Money awareness at the village on Tuesday. ANZ sales team visited Kongu village to carry out the ANZ go-Money awareness. The awareness aims to help women vendors to save money…

Call to attend strategy tourism launch

Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry Culture and Tourism (MCT) John Wasi urges tourism operators and general public in Honiara to attend the official launching of the   Solomon Islands National Tourism Development Strategy today. Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare will attend the official launching today at the National Museum compound this morning. The strategy is…

Bauxite export underway

Bintan pays gov’t $1.2m in export duty BINTAN Mining SI Limited, the mining firm contracted by Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) Ltd, has so far exported four shipments of bauxite from its Rennell operations. That’s according to documents obtained from Customs. And the company paid $1.2 million in export duty to the government on a…

Govt commits to improve roads

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is committed to ensure most of the feeder and connecting roads plus the drainage system within the Honiara city and the outskirts of the city are improved. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) on Wednesday told the paper this road improvement project is…

EU Ambassador: SI should learn from EU

Solomon Island should learn from European Union (EU) as a young democratic country in the pacific says Ambassador Leonidas Tezapsidis, Head of the European Union Delegation to Solomon Islands & Vanuatu. He highlighted this on Friday during the commemoration of EU day at Mendana Hotel. Mr Tezapsidis said, EU profound desire is that Solomon Islands,…