Local businesses explore potential markets

Five Solomon Islands local businesses are participating in this year’s Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s Path to Market programme in Auckland.  This programme opens opportunities for companies and their products to enter the New Zealand market and potentially beyond. Forty Pacific Island companies and businesses with market ready or nearly market ready products participated…

SICCI hosts AGM, elects new Board

THE Solomon Islands Chamber Commerce and Industry (SICCI) now has a new Board that will lead its mandate for the next twelve (12) months. The new Board for 2019-2020 was elected during the 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of SICCI on Wednesday 20th Mach 2019 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. The new Board…

More businesses join remuneration survey

The 2018 Biennial Remuneration Survey has seen the increase on the number of participants who have shown commitment to putting in place credible and consistent procedures in dealing with their employees’ remuneration. According to the 2018 survey, every year organizations, companies and businesses are using the Remuneration Survey and are developing policies and putting more…

Water rate rise

CUSTOMERS of Solomon Water are expected to see changes in their water bills as of this month. This followed a 5 per cent increase in tariff Solomon Water had introduced, effective as from 1 January 2019. Customers in Honiara, Tulagi, Auki, and Noro will be affected by this latest increase. Chief Executive Officer Ian Gooden…

Malaita records more Tilapia farmers 

MALAITA Province has recorded the highest number of active Tilapia farmers in the country. This is according to the Malaita Provincial Fisheries officer, Mathew Isihanua. Mr Isihanua told Solomon Star Auki in an interview yesterday that currently, the number of active local farmers is over 80.   He said this is a significant increase from the…

A step in the right direction

CREATING a collaborative environment where young entrepreneurs can develop business ideas, improve technical skills and learn from like-minded young business people is a step in the right direction to help address the high youth unemployment rate in the country. Coordinator of the Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI), John Wopereis made the statement when speaking…

Bechedemer dealers urged to pay licence

THOSE currently harvesting or buying bechedemer in Malaita are urged to pay for their business licence. Caretaker premier Peter Ramohia made the call, Monday. “We’ve learned many bechedemer dealers who got their licences from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) failed to visit the provincial office in Auki before going out to Ontong…

‘Tourism is among the productive sectors’

Tourism is among the revenue productive sectors that can empower the economy of Solomon Islands, says caretaker Prime Minister Rick Hou. Hou stressed this when speaking at the opening of the Solomon Islands Tourism in Focus, 2019 at the Coral Sea Resort and Casino, Friday. He said the government is looking beyond the development that…