A step forward for Green Tourism

With the signing of the consent agreement this week between the eco-tourism operators at Roderick Bay in West Big Gela, Central province and Green Tourism Solomon Islands Ltd the development of the proposed holiday package for Tapuipui, Saurangi, and Roderick Bay is well underway. A statement from Green Tourism said under the consent agreement, the…

Workshop on timber monitoring

A one-day workshop to allow timber exporters and dealers to better understand and meet certain requirements before exporting their product overseas was held on Tuesday. The workshop was facilitated by the ministry of forestry and the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access program (PHAMA). It focused on the ministry’s forthcoming program of monitoring and verification…

Business mission for SI next week

Businesses are invited to participate in the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council’s trade mission to the Solomon Islands, which begins Monday next week – March 10. The mission is being organised with support from Austrade. The Solomon Islands economy is accelerating its recovery from the severe economic contraction and stagnation caused by ethnic tensions experienced…

SIVB appoints Australia Experience international PR consultant

The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) has appointed Australia-based Mike Parker-Brown to manage its global public relations (PR) portfolio. Announcing the appointment yesterday  SIVB chief executive (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto said Parker-Brown’s high profile and experience both as a journalist and PR practitioner with strong travel industry and media connections made him a good fit for…

Chamber meets donor groups

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) last Thursday met with donor organisations to discuss the state of the private sector in the country. Present at the meeting were the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade(DFAT), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT), the Consular…

Govt equips Solomon Host

Local tourism company, Solomon Host will now be able to deliver quality tourism training following a timely support from the government recently. This was through the provision of essential equipment to its office. In expressing her appreciation Solomon Host’s owner, Joyce Konofilia commended the government for the support. “These equipment have played a crucial part…

West approves land for tourism complex

The Western provincial government has allocated a piece of land to the ministry of culture and tourism for the construction of a new tourism office in Gizo, Western province. Western provincial premier Robert Pye Kuve, revealed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Last month principal tourism officer of the ministry had urged tourism operators in…

Airlines, SIVB commits to aggressive promotion

Solomon Airlines and the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) have announced a new memorandum of understanding (MNOU) that will see the airline and the Bureau work together to advertise and promote the Solomon Islands overseas. The announcement  was made at a gathering of the Solomon Islands business community on the night of Friday 28 February…

$6m support from NZ to HCC

A deal was signed last week to extend New Zealand’s funding support to the Honiara City Council through the Honiara Economic Development Support Programme (HEDSUP) for this year. Honiara City Mayor Andrew Mua and Acting New Zealand High Commissioner Sarah Wong signed the agreement last Friday 28th February. A total amount of SDB $6.8 Million…