Our Telekom applauded

CONCERNS Citizens group, Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has praised Our Telekom’s continuous roll out program to the country’s rural communities. FSII in a statement said it applauds Our Telekom for taking the lead to connecting our rural communities to the world.    “Today you can get connected to the outside world through your finger…

SICCI proposes more provincial outreach

The Solomon Island chamber of commerce and industry (SICC) is planning to conduct more provincial visits to every business sectors throughout the country this year. SICCI chief executive officer (CEO) Jerry Tengemoana revealed this following a successful visit to the Western province last week. Mr Tengemoana said the aim is to meet and discuss with…

Trade development critical our economic growth

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), a multi-donor programme which supports the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in addressing supply side constraints, continues to be an important mechanism for Solomon Islands to boost economic growth through trade and should be maintained in the future. This was reaffirmed by the Solomon Islands Minister for Foreign Affairs and External…

SICCI visits Western province

A team from the Solomon Island chamber of commerce and industry (SICCI) recently visited Western province as part of its provincial business outreach program. SICCI chief executive officer (CEO) Jerry Tegemoana described the visit as successful and comprehensive. During the tour they visited Munda, Noro and Gizo where they met with provincial government officials and…

Tourists’ arrival to pacific steady

TOURIST arrivals into the Pacific have been steady. Aspects of globalisation, such as the proliferation of a competitive airline industry and the ability to compare resorts, destinations and countries have driven down costs, making travel cheaper and helping discover new treasures in the ocean. Data is sparse across the region, however the World Bank estimates…

Central Bank hosts mobile banking forum

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) is hosting the first ever forum on mobile and branchless banking in the Solomon Islands to gauge the current trend of these new forms of banking services in the country. The forum is being chaired by the Governor of CBSI Mr. Denton Rarawa, and includes the participation of…

Marine stops tug boat

MARINE officers in Noro, Western province have ordered two tug-boats carrying logs not to sail due to the current bad weather and overloading. Reports said the tug boats were stopped early this week and the tug boats are still in Noro. They were loaded with logs and some cargoes out from a logging company which…

Meeting to discuss renewable energy

A validation meeting on the establishment of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency got under way in Nadi on Wednesday with 30 participants from the region’s energy sector, government, private sector  and non-state organisations in attendance. The two-day meeting is being organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration…

A role model in reforestation

With close to 30 years of experience and operating in the country, Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited (EPPL) says it wants to be a role model for the country and the region in the area of tree planting and reforestation. Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview recently the founder and chairman of the…