IMF completes reviuew here, approves funding support

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 20 completed the third review of the Solomon Islands’ economic performance under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. An IMF team visited Honiara, in May to conduct the third review of the ECF-supported economic program and to assess the impact on the economic outlook…

Bemobile promotes magic number deal

The country’s second mobile provider Bemobile yesterday kicked off its nationwide magic number 8 cheaper call awareness in Honiara. Two stalls have been setup in Honiara as part of the promotion. One was located at the Chinatown bus stop and the second one infront of the ITA area at Point Cruz area. A Bemobile spokeslady…

Move to import Samoan fashion products

Local fashion shop ‘Fashion De Hapi Isles’ (FDHI) will soon be importing fashion products from Samoa later this year. Managing director Peterson Boso in an interview yesterday said he has been in contact with a shop in Samoa to import some of the fashion products there such as clothes. He said a deal is expected…

NPF: Don’t use double names

Solomon Island National Provident Fund (SINPF) has discovered that a number of employees have registered more than one names when paying their contributions. In an interview with the Solomon Star during the financial inclusive expo held at the National Art Gallery (NAG) on Friday a spokesperson for the fund said they have found out that…

NPF urges employees to fill nominee form

Solomon Island National Provident Fund (SINPF) is urging employees who fail to nominate someone in their NFP nominee form to do so. This was highlighted during the financial inclusion expo held at National Art Gallery last week. The spokesperson said many employees who pay their NPF contribution failed to fill their NPF nominee form and…

Call for more financial expo

The deputy premier of Renbel province has commended the two days financial expo held in Honiara last week and suggested that such event be organized every month. Kusol Tepuke made this remarks when he visited the expo on Friday. He said the expo is an excellent initiative to pass vital financial information to people who…

Premium NZ ice cream launched here

THE Bulk Shop in Honiara launches New Zealand’s Award winning Tip Top Ice Cream at the J Kwaimani building, Kukum Highway on Monday. This is not the first time for Tip Top to be introduced in Solomon Islands however, the launching is fundamental for a premium line  of Ice Cream. The managing Director of the…

Gold Ridge spends $42m on payroll during break

DURING the past 10 weeks, St. Barbara Mining Company spent $42 million on salaries alone without any single return. The general manager of Gold Ridge Mine, Stean Barrie, revealed this during a meeting with company workers yesterday at the Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson. Mr Barrie along with the St. Barbara’s country advisor, John Kaimarama…