Japanese Shipping Line eyes SIPA partnership

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Shipping Line of Japan is looking at the possibility of working with the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) to boost its cargo-holding capacity. NYK senior representative Yasutada Kobayashi-san was in the country last Thursday and held talks with Ports CEO Eranda Kotelawala, He also toured the newly expanded Honiara port.…

Tripartite MOU signing on Wednesday

Historic achievement for the country’s leading SOE THE Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), Maersk Shipping and Tri-Marine will sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Honiara on Wednesday. SIPA CEO Eranda Kotelawala told the Solomon Star that the main objective of this deal is to increase the volume of reefer containers originating from the…

Vodafone brand re-positioning launch

Bemobile – Vodafone SI has joined the World Wide Vodafone community in launching a significant change to the Vodafone Brand speech mark and tagline on Friday 6th October. A statement from the company said this launch has replaced the power to you tagline with “The Future is exciting. Ready?” “What this means is that the…

SURESH IS STILL THE CEO

POB dismisses Sasako’s Sun reports By RONALD TOITO’ONA PAN Oceanic Bank Limited (POB) has categorically denied the contents of “the malicious, misleading and defamatory article” by freelance journalist Alfred Sasako’s news article titled “POB CEO Terminated” which was published on Monday, by Island Sun. In the article, Mr Sasako claimed that the POB CEO Suresh…

Sister Port MOU signed in Taipei

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan last month. The MOU was sealed on September 25 by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority Eranda Kotelewala and the vice-president and CEO of Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan International Ports Corp Shao-Liang…

Express Freight now cargo agent for Air Niugini

EXPRESS Freight Management (EFM) has taken over the full responsibility as cargo sales agent for Papua New Guinea’s National airline, Air Niugini at Henderson International airport in Honiara. General Manager of Air Niugini Cargo Limited, Mr Gus Kraus and Branch Manager of Express Freight Management (SI) Limited (EFM), Jebs Benito made the formal announcement in…

Public reminded to lodge complaints with Bank

Public are strongly reminded to lodge their complaints with the Bank South Pacific (BSP) for grievance related to their account balance. BSP Country Manager David Anderson reiterated this statement following complaints that continue to reach the Solomon Star. This paper came across two female complainants, who claimed they lose hundreds or even thousand in their…

Why fisheries reject Aipia’s project

UNDER Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Ferral Lasi on Wednesday explained the reason why they disallowed Dr Aipia’s beche-de-mer project, saying the species is regulated through a ban. He said the letter of endorsement from the Minister back in 2014 to Dr Aipia and his business partner is not equivalent to…

Solomons chocolate to feature in NZ show

SOLOMON Islands chocolate will be amongst coffee and chocolate products from five Pacific Island countries to be showcased at the fourth Chocolate & Coffee Show on Auckland’s waterfront this weekend. The show features all things related to chocolate and coffee. Pacific Trade & Invest (PTI) New Zealand will host Samoa’s Koko Loa and ELife, Tonga’s…

Ricoh boss in Honiara

RICOH Managing Director, Michael Pollok, has arrived in Honiara as part of the New Zealand Pacific Business Council trade mission. Mr Pollok is joined by other New Zealand business executives who hope to strengthen trade links between the Solomon Islands and New Zealand. “The Solomon Islands is a nation of tremendous economic potential,” says Mr…