SolRice promotion a big hit

SolRice recently launched their biggest ever promotion, with prizes worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars to be won by consumers of SolRais 20 and 10kg products. The promotion started on the 2nd April and will run until the 30th of June. Consumers win cash by buying SolRais 20 kg nd 10kg packs, cutting…

Kava misses out in RDP component 2

Kava growers throughout the country will not benefit under the component (2) two of the Rural Development Program (RDP) that was launched in Honiara on Friday. RDP component 2 aims to enhance the rural livelihoods through diversification and commercialization of agriculture production. Farmers can apply for funds to improve their agricultural activities. RDP component 2…

Partnership acknowledged

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism was pleased with the marketing relationship between Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and the influential Ignite Travel Group (ITG) from Australia. Bartholomew Parapolo said this in his speech during the island feast dinner hosted by the Ministry and SIVB to welcome the visiting group into the country. Prime Minister Manasseh…

More than 20 mineral firms here to operate

More than 20 mineral companies are seeking exploration and mining licences from the national government to operate in the country. Records the Sunday Star cited show a total of 129 applications have been lodged with the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification. Topping the list are those eying offshore exploration. Offshore or undersea exploration…

PNG investor eyes Gold Ridge mine

A Papua New Guinea investor is reportedly eying to purchase the Gold Ridge mine in central Guadalcanal, and create a joint venture with landowners. Australian firm St Barbara is the current owner. The mine was closed since April last year in the wake of the flash floods that hit Guadalcanal and Honiara. It has not…

Pasifiki Services to launch website

PASIFIKI Services Ltd will launch its new look website today. After months of working on the website and tests, the company has decided to officially launch the website at ceremony at the Rock Haven Inn. The website will aid people who are looking for jobs and businesses that are looking to recruit skilled human resources…

CBSI issues new monetary policy stance

FOLLOWING a Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, the Governor and Chairman of the Board, Denton Rarawa announced that the CBSI monetary policy stance for the next 6 months will remain accommodative but with a particular bias towards addressing the excess liquidity in the banking system. A statement from…

Top Australian film crew coming

Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau(SIVB)  and Solomon Airlines have combined resources to host a major Australian travel film crew on an 11-day shoot in the country. A joint statement said, the visit by Channel Seven Australia’s ‘The Travel Bug’ is part of a major thrust aimed at showcasing the many and varied attractions the Solomon Islands…

Telekom completes new tower in Noro

MOBILE services in Noro, Western Province is expected to be restored soon after a new tower was constructed. For several weeks, network coverage within the township including cannery has been disrupted which also affected business houses. Just this week Our Telekom has successfully completed the tower that should enable network coverage in Noro in the…