Travel writer captivated by our beauty

A SINGAPOREAN travel writer who spent nearly a week in the country as a guest of the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) says she was impressed with her trip to the Hapi Isles. Lee Siew Hua is a senior travel writer from the Straits Times in Singapore – South-east Asia’s largest English language newspaper where…

New bank recruitment drive starts

THE country’s soon to be established commercial bank – The BRED bank has kicked off its recruitment drive to employ new staff. In a public advertisement which had been made public, the bank is seeking qualified and qualified professional for a number of position which has now become available. BRED bank has recently acquired a…

SICCI joins 8th business forum

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the 8th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum which was successfully held in Brisbane last Friday. SICCI was represented at the Forum by the Chairman Mr Jay Bartlett, CEO Dennis Meone, including participating SICCI members.   The event hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council…

POB’s new banking move lauded

PAN OCEANIC BANK (POB) Limited has received widespread salutation for introducing one of its new banking initiatives in Honiara, last week. The bank last Tuesday announced the launch of Five (5) POB iZi Cash Outlets within and outside of Honiara, much to the delight of its customers in the country. Solomon Star was being informed…

Bmobile-Vodafone start their LTE upgrade project

The Bmobile-Vodafone technical team have started on their LTE upgrades for Honiara. The project started last week with teams coming in from PNG to support and help implement the project. This project is the companies most ambitious since launching in 2010. The company is working very hard to meet the global expectations of Vodafone. The…

Dive Munda shortlisted for Global Awards

LOCAL tourist destination Dive Munda has been shortlisted for the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards. This was according to a statement from the organization this week. “Dive Munda is super proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards,” it says. According to the statement, the tourist…

Sumsum fired

THE controversial Solomon Airlines chief executive Ron Sumsum has been fired Wednesday this week. Mr Sumsum from Vanuatu has been in the post for nearly ten years. Solomon Airlines Limited Board Chairman Austin Holmes while announcing the termination to the executive management team at the airline’s Henderson Airport head offices said general manager operations and…

Tourism training held in Afio

Tourism company Solomon Host recently conducted Tourism & Hospitality training in Afio, South Malaita. The training was requested by Honorable Rick Hou MP for South Malaita and funded by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism.  The training was conducted for a total of  4 days on Introduction to Tourism, Restaurant services, Events management, VIP and…

Kopu: Project to enhance productivity

THE Minister for Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Duddley Kopu says small scale farm mechanization project is targeted at supporting the enhancement of productivity of land and labour in the country. Kopu was speaking at the officially opening of the new MAL workshop facility under the project “Enhancing Productivity of Land and labour through Small Scale…