Work on internet cable project here underway

THE Solomon Islands and Australian governments are well underway in delivering high speed internet here The Coral Sea Cable System will connect Honiara to Sydney and the Solomon Islands Domestic Network will link Honiara with Auki, Noro and Taro. Weather permitting, later this week, the marine survey vessel, the RV Northern Endeavour, will start its…

SIPA to go Green

Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) is currently focusing on the implementation of a quality, energy, and environmental management for port’s operations as the guiding principles of their work in support of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Green Pacific Port initiative. This was revealed by Dr. Zullah Mohommed Asid of SPC and officials from SIPA during a…

Tempus Two, Sullivans host wine tasting

On Saturday night Sullivans and Australian wine giant Tempus Two hosted a wine tasting at French restaurant Club Havana. Winemaker Andrew Duff arrived in the Solomon Islands to host the event and educated guests on the wine-making process for this innovative wine. The evening’s highlight was the tasting of Tempus Two Copper Wilde Chardonnay. This…

Minister’s Eagon trip clarified

THE Ministry of Forestry and Research (MoFR) has come out to clarify comments made on the Solomon Business Magazine online’s Facebook page as inaccurate and does not reflect the Ministry’s actual work plans. Comments made alleged Minister Samuel Manetoali’s recent visit to Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) as politically driven; describing it as an eleventh…

POB SAFE, SAYS CBSI

Central bank defends operations of Pan Oceanic Bank By JOHN AATAI CUSTOMERS of Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) are advised to stay calm amidst claims the bank may be forced to close down soon. The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) says the claims, which were made in an email that has been widely circulated, were…

Talks to open Anuha airfield

ANUHA Island, known as the Pearl of the Solomons, may spring back to life as the government sets to re-open Anuha airfield in Central Province. After 30 years of negligence after the resort closed in 1988, there is renewed hope as the Government has continued talks with landowners (LOs) of the area. A high-level government…

New labour deal with CITREC

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has launched a new initiative with Canadian International Training & Education Corp of Canada [CITREC] that will further strengthen the labour mobility relations between Canada and Solomon Islands. This new initiative will introduce eligible Solomon Islands nationals to an expedited stream for Canadian Permanent Residency which comes with permanent jobs into…

YECSI elects Board, launching next

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a Board following its first ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at the Heritage Park Hotel. YECSI members, young entrepreneurs, Government representatives, members of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), and SICCI staff attended the event to witness the…

Inaugural flight to Lomlom soon

LOMLOM airport on Reef Island will soon witness its inaugural flight following its recent test flight on Sunday. The Ministry of Communication and Civil Aviation Permanent Secretary Moses Virovolomo in a short speech at the Lomlom airport said the test flight is just a start but the inaugural flight is yet to be confirmed after…

RIPEL pitfalls

AN assessment of the Russell Islands Plantation Estates Limited (RIPEL) issue has uncovered serious pitfalls. Cabinet Sub Committee RIPEL Assessor and an accountant by profession, Walter Malau, revealed this to the House of Chiefs, leaders, and representatives of the Russell Islands last week in Honiara. Mr Malau was hired by the Cabinet Sub Committee on…