SIVB and chamber assists local designer

The Solomon Islands visitors bureau (SIVB) and the Solomon Islands chamber of commerce & industry have joined forces to raise money for local fashion designer Miss Lyan Tingiia. This is to allow her travel overseas to attend a fashion festival. Miss Tingiia designed the Crown for the recent Miss South Pacific Beauty Pageant. She has…

Highlands of Hograno gets connected

Our Telekom this week launched OUR Telekom to date has erected and launched its ninth mobile tower in Isabel province. This follows the launching of the mobile service in Tiromola of Kolomola in the highlands of Hograno district in Isabel province recently. Speaking during the launching ceremony chief of Kolomola Mr. Gordon Riumana thanked Our…

PNA urged to act well on tuna

PARTIES to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) members are urged to take rigorous action on tuna fisheries. Finance minister Rick Hou made the call when he opened PNA’s 33th annual meeting in Honiara yesterday.  “…as directors of your respective countries’ fisheries ministries, you are entrusted with this highly valuable resource. I therefore urged you to take…

Aqorau: PNA is for the people

PARTIES to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) was established for the well-being of the people of member countries. That’s according to its chief executive officer, Solomon Islander Dr Transform Aqorau. “I want to remind ourselves that when you walk along the streets of Honiara and see women, men and children sitting on the streets selling betel…

TOURISM COMPANY BOOSTED

Local tourism company, Solomon Host’s operational capacity is being boosted with the opening of its new training room last week. The room which can accommodate more than 20 people at one time has become the new pride of the local firm as for the first time training can be made available to the general public.…

New tower for Tetepare next month

The Tetepare conservation island in the Western province will join the rest of the world through internet and mobile services once Our Telekom sets up a mobile tower there next month. Allan Tipet Bero,Tetepare development  programme coordinator told the Solomon Star yesterday that Our Telekom had approved their application. This means a tower will be…

Mobile banking can boost Savings Clubs

New forms of electronic and mobile phone banking recently introduced in the country can definitely boost and improve the basic services provided by rural savings clubs. This was the message highlighted to participants during the four day savings club workshop co-hosted last week by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the Pacific Financial…

BSP’s branchless banking to Gilbert Camp

Bank South Pacific (BSP) has brought banking to the heart of East Honiara. FF Store, owned by Alick Oitala and Fraser Fulesau is now a BSP Agent, and is equipped and able assist BSP customers to do deposits, make withdrawals and open new BSP Accounts in Gilbert Camp and surrounding areas. Customers can also register…

Ringi community happy with new wharf

The construction of a new wharf at Ringgi, South Kolombangara in the Western province had received positive response and wide support from Ringi and the surrounding communities. Ringgi resident Derol Sikua told the Solomon Star yesterday expressing the excitement the community of Ringgi is going through. Mr Sikua said for so long people in that…