Business, investment forum held in Honiara

A CROSS-AGENCY business investment meeting was convened last Wednesday at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration. It was co-hosted by Taiwanese ambassador Victor Te-sun Yu and Hence Vaekesa, Permanent Secretary of the ministry. It was a joint effort by related SIG agencies, the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy and Taiwanese private business sectors to promote…

New SIVB chairman promises more action

NEWLY appointed Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) chairman has met with SIVB chief executive officer (CEO) as part of improving tourism promotional activities locally and internationally. The meeting was held in Honiara yesterday. Wilson Ne’e who was recently appointed to the post told the Solomon Star yesterday the meeting was to talk with Josefa Tuamoto…

Soltuna eyes next mega promotion

Soltuna Limited will again organise another major competition in few months time which will include Auki, Gizo, Noro and Honiara. Soltuna marketing manager (SMM) Kenwood Harry has confirmed August as when the competition will start. But for this draw the lucky participants would no longer win hard cash but items like chainsaw, outboard motor (OBM),…

Our Telekom staff training

A STAFF member of Our Telekom is currently undergoing three months training on administration and management in New Zealand. Derrick Kopele who hails from Central Island province and is in-charge of Our Telekom office in Yandina, Russell islands, is amongst two Australian undergoing the training. The study started off in May and will end next…

Deal for Fiu hydro-power project sealeds

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed with the Solomon Islands grant and loan agreements to help the Government boost energy access and renewable energy generation in Auki, the capital of Malaita province. Signing the assistance package—which includes a $6 million loan and $6 million grant—was ADB Vice-President Lakshmi Venkatachalam and Solomon Islands Minister of…

Business reporters end training

THREE days of Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) Business and Economic Reporting workshop held in Apia, Samoa ended successfully yesterday. The training was attended by regional reporters who are dealing business and economic reporting in their respective media organizations. ABC Radio Pacific business and economic reporter Jemima Garrett facilitated the training. The training covered all…

Remote Ropa Island connected

OUR Telekom continues to expand to rural customers with a recent launching of a new network tower at Posarae village, South Choiseul. The tower is located at Ropa Island in South Choiseul. Provincial member Harrison Benjamin during the launching said the launching marked a milestone intrusion of technology for the betterment of people. “Seventy years…

Piggery farmers urged to use biogas

Piggery business farmers have been urged to go into use of biogas as a means to minimize wastes using waste management, improve sanitation and help reduce carbon emission. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Chief Field Officer Operations, Willie Tuita said biogas is a new thing but is very effective to help local farmers. He said…

World Bank cuts global growth outlook

HARSH northern winter in the US along with the Ukraine conflict have chilled the outlook for global economic growth this year, but highly developed economies will lead a rebound later in the year, the World Bank has projected. The bank trimmed its global growth forecast to 2.8 per cent for the year, from its 3.2…

ABG passes bill to fund priority projects

The Autonomous Bougainville Government passed a Bill on Friday to authorise expenditure from the Special Intervention Fund Trust Account to implement a range of priority projects. The fund is a grant for ABG which the Government appropriated, K200 million (US$73 million) for last year and this year under its K500 million (US$184 million) a year…