Coronavirus could affect tourism sector

SOLOMON Islands tourism sector will be certainly hit hard if the coronavirus (2019-nCov) crisis continues. “It will cause unprecedented damage to tourism businesses,” says Tourism Solomon Islands Chief Executive Officer Josefa Tuamoto. Speaking to this paper, Mr. Tuamoto said for the Solomon Islands the situation is very fluid at the moment. When asked if they…

New airbus in operation

Following the arrival of the Solomon Airlines’ new Airbus A320 at the Honiara International airport over the weekend, the aircraft dubbed ‘Spirit of Solomon’ is now into full service. On Saturday it left Brisbane, Australia at 9am, transiting through Munda in Western Province before heading to Honiara. Upon its arrival in Munda, reports reaching the…

CBSI Reiterates Position on ONE LINK PACIFICA

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) wish to clearly state that its position on the ONE LINK PACIFICA (OLP) issue remains unchanged and that people should refrain from investing in the scheme. CBSI wishes to further correct latest rumours circulating in Honiara and in provinces around the country about OLP having its funds deposited…

SICCI hails PM Sogavare

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce Industries (SICCI) has thanked Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for the Government’s commitment towards partnership with the private sector. Speaking during a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Friday last week, SICCI chairman Jeremy Bartlett said the partnership between the private sector and the Government has grown from strength to strength…

Lauru shipping report handed to province

CHOISEUL Provincial executive has received a report on Lauru Shipping Limited’s viability investigative study from the appointed task force on 5th March 2020.  Chairman Nixon Qurusu, Secretary Dagonal Dereveke and Treasurer Sam Keqa of Choiseul Provincial Government Taskforce into Lauru Shipping Limited made a short presentation on the findings.  The report was finally handed to…

Inflation stable in December 2019

The country’s inflation better known as the change in the National Consumer Price Index (CPI) has risen +0.3 percent to 106.9 in November but remains stable at 106.9 in December 2019.  Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) revealed in its latest statistical report released by the Government Statistician Douglas Kimi recently. “Through the year, compared…

Gov’t online gateway launched

A NEW and exciting Government online gateway (portal) went live on the internet on Monday 2nd March, making it much easier to find information about the Government and the services it provides with the click of a button. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Finance Minister Harry Kuma, Public Service Minister Frederick Kologeto, Police Minister Anthony Veke…

Establishing SI-PNG business links 

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape’s three-day state visit to the country has been described as a historical one. Apart from the entourage of high-level government officials, Ministers, and the media accompanying such state visit, there was also a delegation comprising of 42 business representatives from PNG, a statement from Solomon Islands Chamber…

Council stands by decision

CITY Mayor Wilson Mamae and City Clerk Rence Sore have maintained the council’s stand on One Link Pacifica’s License issue and legality through its Business License Ordinance. Following Henry Star Dorah’s article in the papers, they have reiterated that HCC cannot issue OLP a business license unless OLP obtain a Banking License from CBSI as…