Ezi-Pei launched

SOLOMON Islands Postal Corporation (SIPC) yesterday officially launched its new online financial payment platform called Ezi-Pei. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare launched the new service. This means customers registered with Ezi-Pei will be able to buy their water, power and other services and products using their mobile phones..  Solomon Island Postal Corporation CEO Alfred Ghemu said…

Airlines loses on Brisbane-Munda route

THE Brisbane-Munda direct service is a loss for Solomon Airlines. Solomon Airlines Manager Commercial Collin Sigamanu told reporters in a press conference during the Tourism Focus last Friday.  “If we want Munda to become viable, it needs to reach 80 passengers,” he said. The airlines introduced the service in March 2019 after Munda was declared…

Council to discuss betel nut by-law

HONIARA City Council (HCC) says the “Betelnut Control Ordinance 2016” will be re-tabled in its next executive meeting. This is according to Deputy Mayor and Chairman for Law Enforcement Charles Chekah Aiwosuga. Aiwosuga said the decision is part of the council’s efforts to move forward with its policies and reforms. He said the ordinance has…

Solomon Water on EziPei

Solomon Water is pleased to announce the launch of its CashWater online services with EziPei.  Customers registered with EziPei will soon be able to buy their CashWater top-up using their mobile phones. Solomon Water this week signed an agreement with the Solomon Islands Postal Corporation for its customers to access online bill payments service through EziPei.  Solomon…

Tuamoto: Vigilance is key

Tourism Solomons takes proactive action on Coronavirus By IAN M.KAUKUI Tourism Solomons has called on all travellers heading to the Solomon Islands to take “serious heed” of the Solomon Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) advisory regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak. In a statement yesterday, Tourism Solomons CEO Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said…

Tourism facilities here ‘below par’

MANY of our tourism accommodations are well below standards, according to the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Andrew Nihopara. Nihopara told journalists in a press conference during last Friday’s ‘Tourism in Focus’ event in Honiara. Tourism in Focus event is to create the opportunity for the tourism institutions such as the…

$5M BUDGET CONFINED

Govt’s 2020 tourism budget is too small: Tuamoto By IAN M.KAUKUI IF the government wanted to see real changes in the Solomon Islands tourism sector, it should have doubled the SBD$5 million budget for the 2020 financial year. Tourism Solomons chief executive officer  Josefa Tuamoto made the statement in a short press conference at the…

SI can be a top tourist target: PM

SOLOMON Islands have the potential to develop itself into one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the region.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during the launching of the Tourism in Focus 2020 at the Heritage Park Hotel today. Prime Minister Sogavare said the tourism industry has the potential to become the main revenue…

Telekom launches 3G at Visale

TELEKOM launched its 3G network at Visale, northwest Guadalcanal, last weekend. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki was at the launch. Toki said the event took place at Visale Mission Station, and witnessed by surrounding villagers. According to Toki the launching featured programs like sale of mobile phones, SIM cards, live music performance, dancing and…

Tourism budget drops

THE Tourism industry will continue to fall behind if Government funding towards the sector continues to decrease. That’s according to the Leader of the Opposition Group Mathew Wale in his budget debate in the parliament last month. The government in its seriousness to slowly rid of logging industry look at tourism sector as one of…