Pollard: High tax on farmers slows economy

Managing Director of the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI), Mr Bob Pollard said the high tax and high charges imposed for services to local farmers has caused the slow economic boost for the country.  Mr Pollard made the statement following his business achievement for receiving two major awards of the 2019 Business Excellence award organised…

Cable system undergoes trial

THE Solomon Submarine Cable has announced four licensed operators in the country that are now connected to the International Coral Sea Cable System for customer trials, which will last until the end of January 2020. The trials will also be extended to the Solomon Islands Domestic Network, with one operator already connected to Auki while…

Bmobile coverage in NE Malaita down

BMOBILE network coverage in North East Malaita has reportedly down raising complaints from customers from Baegu-Asifola and Lau-Mbaelelea constituencies this festive season. Solomon Star Auki was told that Bmobile network users were unable to stay connected with their families in the country and overseas due to a suspected network failure. Most have wanted to call…

KOSI launches new tuna product

KOKONUT Solomon Islands (KOSI), formerly Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands, on Friday launched one of its newest products called Tuna in Kokonut oil. The launch took place during the Strongim Bisnis Christmas market yon the street of Honiara near the underpass next to the ITA Hardware.  Managing Director Bob Pollard said the Tuna was originally from the…

Forest sector eyes bio-economy

Hopes to filling the gap of diminishing logging industry in the country and help mitigate climate change issues was discussed during the recent visit of His Royal Highness (HRH), The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles to the country. Forest Minister, Hon. Ishmael Avui and the Permanent Secretary, Dr Vaeno Vigulu met and briefly discussed with…

Local tourism promoted in Japan

TOURISM Solomons, in partnership with the Solomon Islands Tourism Office in Tokyo, facilitated an international tourism promotion talk in Tokyo to all tourism investors, travel agents, and tourism businesses operators across Japan.  The event attracted more than 30 participants with different tourism backgrounds and interest to the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific. On 3rd…

Solomon Water sets for next stage

CASH-WATER TOP UP SOON SOLOMON Water says it will soon launch its mobile top-up service for its CashWater customers. This means customers registered with BSP’s online banking will soon be able to buy a CashWater top up on their mobile phones, the organisation’s latest newsletter publication has reported.  Solomon Water Customer Service Manager, Lucy Habu…

SICCI acknowledge PM’s recognition of the Chamber of Commerce

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) acknowledges Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and his Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) for recognizing the Chamber’s role as the main private sector representative organization in the country. Speaking during the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) 2019 on Saturday 30th November, Prime Minister Hon Sogavare stressed…

Axiom told to pay $7M to govt

THE Government has demanded Australian miner Axiom Ltd to pay $7 million over its alleged failure to obtain provincial business licenses from Isabel Province and for not providing annual survey reports for seven years. The company said the demand was made in a letter it received from the Ministry of Commerce, Labour and Immigration dated…

Express Pelican II resumes service to Auki

Express Pelican II has resumed its shipping service to the Malaita provincial capital of Auki this week after obtaining its business license from Malaita province. A delegation from Express Pelican visited Malaita provincial secretary Fredrick Fa’abasua yesterday during its first trip to Auki. The delegation collected Express Pelican shipping license from Malaita province during the…