‘Take Tavanipupu to court’

The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) board and management has been called on to take Tavanipupu to court. The call came following reports of the island resort’s accumulated loan arrears which hits the $20 million mark over the $15 million granted to the island resort. “If the NPF board and management can take members…

NPF investments questioned

Members of the Solomon islands National Provident Fund has questioned SINPF board and management to explain what happened to its other investments onshore and offshore. Concerned members said it would be of great interest to members to know the fate of other investments if they are returning positively to the fund. Two weeks ago the…

Air Niugini sales office here

Papua New Guinea airline company, Air Niugini has opened a sales office in Honiara. And the Papua New Guinea High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Fred Yakasa has congratulated Air Niugini for deciding to open the Sales Office in Honiara. He said it is important the airline sets up the Sales Office in Honiara because PNG…

Soltuna’s major promotion coming up

Soltuna’s major competition is set to be announced in August says Soltuna marketing manager Kenwood Harry. Mr Harry in interview with Solomon Star yesterday said Soltuna is working on the new marketing approach. “We should announce our new marketing approach for the competition August this year. “At the moment we are in talks and discussion…

Local fish export industry strengthened

Improvements are being made in the ability of Solomon Islands fish export industry to comply with requirements for the European Union (EU) market. Fish exports are an important export earner for Solomon Islands worth more than SBD350 million per year. Most of these exports go to the EU, which is the largest value market in…

Curb on Overfishing

“Pacific Island states have suffered greatly for too long at the mercy of distant rich nations who for decades have systematically plundered their natural oceanic resources offering in return a pittance, which has been accepted without much complaining by Pacific leaders”. At a major business event in Papua New Guinea late last year, the audience…

Palau – where size doesn’t matter

Leading the world in environmental protection Not counting the 400 or so volcano-uplifted little limestone islands that make up the spectacular Rock Islands, Palau is small. With a population of 21,000 living in the islands’ 16 states, the island republic does live up to the Greek meaning of the name of the cultural grouping it…

Tourism is the winner

“Perhaps the region’s hospitality industry needed global endorsement about the islands’ cuisine to take it more seriously. Now that it has been garnered in good measure, they should take to it forthwith”. It is rare that positive news from the Pacific Islands region makes it to the world stage. More often than not, it is…

Telekom explains network failure

LACK of sun during wet weather can also interfere with the communication network in parts of the country because some of the mobile towers are solar powered. The explaination was made by Our Telekom following concerns from customers in West Makira about their network which is not working properly. A rep from the community there…

SICCI explains awards

 Following the number of enquiries being received at the Solomon Islands chamber of commerce and industry (SICCI) office concerning awards and award categories, the chamber has came out to inform the nine awards on offer. Two of the awards, Business Woman of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year are individual awards. Only women and…