Coconut continues to entice economy

Coconut is Solomon Islands green gold and the tree of life, says the Chairman of the Virgin Coconut Oil Producers Association, David Rosalio. He said coconut farmers have over the years been contributing to the economy of Solomon Islands. Mr Rosalio said the Virgin Coconut Oil Producers Association will work together with the Democratic Coalition…

MP urges gov’t to boost farmers

The newly elected Solomon Islands Member of Parliament for West Makira, Derek Manuari is calling on the government to develop his constituency. He says cocoa farmers, copra producers, fishermen and timber millers from his constituency have been contributing to the national economy, therefore they deserve government assistance. Mr Manuari said many copra producers and cocoa…

SIVB CEO welcomes PM’s stance on tourism

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau chief executive officer Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has “warmly welcomed” Prime Minister Manassah Sogavare’s pledge to prioritise the country’s tourism industry   In one of his first addresses since being elected to the role earlier this month, the Prime Minister said that previous governments had overlooked the potential the tourism sector offers…

KGA rolls out activities

KASTOM Gaden Association (KGA) is rolling out its activities into the country. The association has spent almost the whole of the last year working with the disaster affected communities on relief efforts. KGA manager Clement Hadosaia said after the flooding the country experienced last year, we need to be serious about food security. “KGA will…

Cocoa farmers want gov’t support

COCOA farmers in Ranongha calls on the national government to provide advisory and other forms of support to help them improve their farms. The South Ranongha farmers said many villagers are engaging in cocoa farming but without any assistance from anyone. “Villagers are very interested and have taken the initiative to move into cocoa farming.…

Landmark Plaza in action

THE newly built Town Ground Plaza is now housing a good number of businesses since its reopening. The three-deck building was divided into categories for different business types. Admin personal Assistant of China United Summer Zao said the ground floor is for shops and all spaces had been occupied. “The eastern part of the second…