Solrice bronze sponsor for pageant

SOLRICE Company Ltd together with Solomon Host has signed a sponsorship deal for the Miss Solomon Islands 2016 pageant on Monday. The sealed sponsorship deal now confirms Solrice Company as the bronze sponsor for this year’s Miss Solomon Islands pageant, which is organised by the local events group – Solomon Host. “Solrice will be the…

Businesses urged to pay licenses

DEPUTY Mayor of Honiara City and Chairman of Finance Charles Aiwosuga, has made a strong appeal to all business houses, vehicle owners and retail shops within the City to pay up their Business Licenses. He made the call following lack of payment from some business owners on their licences to operate within the City, as…

Bmobile-Vodafone launches new product, D-Club

ONE of the telecommunication providers in the country and Honiara City’s largest network provider Bmobile-Vodafone has launched yet another of its attractive data product, last week. Called the Data-Club, the product is set to bring in superior quality data in affordable pack size. This new product was launched after the company just recently finished their…

Customers pleased with Uni14 data upgrade

MORE Bmobile-Vodafone customers over the weekend have been utilizing the Uni14 product of the telecommunication company after the successful launch of the D-Club, last Friday. Speaking to the Solomon Star, a faithful customer of Bmobile-Vodafone Lazarus Kwairi lauded the company for such data upgrade done with the Uni14 product. “Now, I don’t have to spend…

CBSI hailed for gender inclusion policy here

THE 2016 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum (AFI-GPF) under its Pacific regional sub-group have noted the efforts of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in championing gender-balance in its financial inclusion work. Members of the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) under AFI highlighted this during their major panel session yesterday in front…

Australia still tops visitors’ record here

AUSTRALIA has been recorded as the country that has many of its nationals visiting the country in the second quarter of this year, a recently released statistical bulletin from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) has revealed. The travels were being recorded from tourists’ arrivals and visitor by occupation. “Tourist arrivals for second quarter…

Visitors arrival up18.4%

THE total international arrival of visitors for the second quarter of this year was 11, 546 which is an increase of 18.4 percent (%) compared to the first quarter of this year. This was revealed in a latest statistical Bulletin from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) this week. Compared to the same quarter…

Where’s our share in RIPEL?

FORMER employees of Russell Island Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) have raised questions over the new ownership deal revealed recently with a new investor, which denied their ownership rights in the shareholding arrangement The new shares proposed in the current ownership status, and appeared in Company Haus, shows that International Comtrade& Shipping (SI) Limited has 75.1…

SIFIU launches anti-money laundering program

THE Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) finally launched and coordinated another major Anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) National Risk Assessment (NRA) program that commences Monday this week. The Risk Assessment work may take up to six months to complete and requires the cooperation of both the private and the public sector.…