Bartlett: SI yet to get much of its advantage  

SOLOMON Islands’ advantage to capitalise its strategic 21st century is yet to be fully appreciated and capitalised such as opportunities to be a central hub in aviation trade and shipping.   Chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI) Jay Bartlett uttered the statement when delivering his opening remarks of the two-day Australia-Solomon Islands Business…

Commitment to work with private sector

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reiterated the government’s commitment to work closely with the private sector. Speaking during the launch of the 11th Australia and Solomon Islands Business Forum at the Heritage Park Hotel on Wednesday morning the Prime Minister stated; “DCGA acknowledges and appreciates the critical role that the private sector plays in nation building.…

KAVA FARMERS BENEFIT

LOCAL kava farmers in the country are benefiting financially from the lucrative kava industry due to global demand. Last week farmers from from Umulana village at the border of West Kwara’ae and Fataleka in the highlands of Malaita received $46,950 from Varivao Holdings Ltd on Wednesday. During the same week local kava farmers from Santa…

$433m infrastructure improvement project launched

A new roads and aviation project worth $433M that is set to benefit the country was officially launched by the government and donor partners in Honiara yesterday. The Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP) will upgrade Malaita’s road network and provide improvements to Honiara international airport and Munda airport in Western province.  The project is…

SICCI highlights investment potential in SI

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) highlighted what Solomon Islands as a country has to offer in terms of potential for business to invest during the 2019 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference. The conference was held in Sydney, Australia from 19-20 August 2019. This is the second successive year SICCI has been…

Tourism Solomons’ Freda Unusi steps down

One of the more high-profile identities on the South Pacific tourism scene, Tourism Solomons’ Freda Unusi has stepped down from the marketing manager role she has held for almost ten years. Announcing the news, Tourism Solomons chairman, Chris Hapa said while the team was very sorry to see Freda leave, the organisation would reflect on…

Kokonut Pacific launches new coconut products

KOKONUT Pacific Solomon Islands limited launched three of its new products on Thursday in Honiara. They include Coconut Kefir, Coconut Yoghurt and Coconut Niubiks. The coconut Kefir was made of coconut water and bacteria probiotics, the coconut Yoghurt was made of coconut cream and bacteria while coconut Niubiks was made of coconut meat after the…

LOs refutes Sasako’s report

Bungusule Customary Landowner Trustees have refuted yesterday’s front-page article of the Island Sun newspaper alleging that Axiom Mining Limited has deserted its camp on San Jorge. The newspaper also published photos of the road leading up to the camp and photos of an old rundown water tap, waste water outlet and crude hot water system…

More cruise ships expected

THE country is expected to see more visitors arriving by boat this year. Manager of Sales and Marketing for Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) Freda Unisi highlighted this last week. She said more tourist cruise ships are expected to visit Solomon Islands in the coming months that will make several stopovers in the country. “About…