Tourism council stages successful Open Day

SOLOMON Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) has successfully staged an Open Day, at the National Museum in Point Cruz last Friday. The Council has been in existence for the last seven years. ‘Developing Tourism in Solomon Islands through Alliance’ was the theme for the Open Day. SITIC’s vision is to provide members, associates and affiliation…

New bank’s CEO pledges assurance

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the newly accepted commercial bank BRED Bank, has assured the public of top service they will be adding to the banking services here. Owen Thompson said they are looking forward to providing best and quality service to the people of Solomon Islands. “We’ve worked on our strategies to suit…

Growth potentials identified

THE future of economic growth of the country depends on three sources. They include: –         The services ( commerce, etc.) for 20 % –         A small industry about 22 % –         The agriculture (45 %) which include essentially logging –         Other sources of growth, which are promising, are virtually untapped, tourism 2% and mining 4%…

‘Megapode’ back in the air

After a three-month’s absence, Solomon Airlines’ Dash 8 aircraft (H4-SOL) has resumed full operation on the national carrier’s domestic services as of last Friday. The aircraft, affectionately known as ‘Megapode’, had been undergoing its heavy C-Check maintenance program under contract with Hawker Pacific based in Cairns, Queensland. Solomon Airlines General Manager – Operations & Commercial,…

Illegal businesses warned

The Malaita provincial government is issuing a strong warning to foreign owned businesses operating illegal in the province. Malaita provincial secretary Jackson Gege told the Solomon Star in Auki the provincial government is closely monitoring illegal business operations in the province. Mr. Gege said the provincial government is aware of some Asian business men who…

Airlines chairman: Give us time

Solomon Airlines Board Chairman Austin Holmes says his team needs time to resolve issues surrounding the national flag carrier. He was responding to a front page report in this paper yesterday authored by Alfred Sasako which said the board has been issued with an ultimatum to resolve the problem or face the axe. Responding to…

Bmobile-Vodafone special for NPF members

BMOBILE-VODAFONE has introduced a new deal with National Provident Fund (NPF) members in the country, this month. The deal will see NPF members who are Bmobile-Vodafone customers able to purchase the Vodafone Grand 6 by 40 percent off. “Get 40% of the Vodafone Grand 6 simply by showing your NPF card. It’s gotta be the…

New biosecurity website launched

SOLOMON Islands has a new website for biosecurity that was launched in Honiara on Thursday. The Australian Government funded the website, which is one of the activities under the $14 million budget that runs from 2013-2016. Under the same funding, the Australia government supported other projects as well. Rebecca Gibb, Counsellor, Economics and Strategy of…

BSP asked to install ATMS in Malaita

BANK South Pacific (BSP) customers in Malaita are calling on the bank to install additional Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) at its Auki branch. They made the call after realising the long queue of customers that normally lined up to withdraw money from the bank’s only ATM on pay days. “BSP must understand its client base…

Mobile service to Eastern Malaita

Bmobile-Vodafone are delighted to have launched a new tower on Tuesday 7th June for East Malaita. This tower will now give the coastal area of East Kwarae full coverage. The tower is located on Leili Island and will help improve this regions coverage beaming signals right across the waters back in the populated areas. A…