Govt ceases deal with Skyline Group

THE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands Government and the Skyline Investment Group of Companies which was sealed on 7 August 2015 has now been cancelled. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki said the MOU was terminated this week. The news was already communicated to the Director of Skyline Investment…

POB’s Digital Banking Service

Pan Oceanic Bank, has now launched its first Digital Banking Cadets programme  into the market to assist people from all walks of life to get onto POB Online Digital Banking. POB’s Digital Banking service gives the user viewing and transactional access over their phones or computers anywhere, anytime, without having to come into the Bank.…

New firm addresses science, environmental issues

A NEW privately owned company that aims to address issues of research and science studies had been unveiled last week. Called SPE Analytical, it is a locally owned and operated laboratory to provide the following services, 1 – Soil, plants and water analysis, (2) School Science supplies (3) Research and consulting. According to the founder,…

Solomon Airlines to relaunch Sydney route with special deal

NATIONAL CARRIER Solomon Airlines will be relaunching its Honiara-Sydney route starting on Tuesday 26th of this month. This came after the Solomon Airlines announced the temporary suspension of its Sydney-Honiara service from 22 February – 25 April 2016 while the carrier’s flagship Airbus A-320 undergoes maintenance in Singapore. Reports reaching the Solomon Star confirmed that,…

SITIC Impressed with SIVB

As part of the ongoing courtesy meetings with stakeholders, Solomon Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) on Tuesday met with Josefa Tuamoto, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Visitor’s Bureau (SIVB). Mr Belani Tekulu SITIC president said meeting with SIVB CEO is very fruitful and the two (SITIC, SIVB) pledge support for each other. The…

New investment guidelines for credit unions

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has released a new policy guideline that will help support and safe guard all credit unions seeking to expand and grow their investment portfolios for member’s benefits. Following the CBSI Board of Directors (BOD) meeting on 11th February 2016, CBSI board members unanimously approved guidelines designed to cover…

Telekom explains network error

OUR Telekom company says the communication network failure affecting the mobile phone service over the weekend was caused by power-cuts experienced in the capital, Honiara. Our Telekom public relation officer Lawrence Nodua said this after many customers criticized the company for the problem. Members have raised their concern through the social network Forum Solomon Islands…

SICCI urges SIPA to focus on reform

THE The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) welcomes the news report about the decision made by Solomon Islands Attorney General, James Apaniai, that the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has breached the SIPA Act by focusing on business activities outside its mandate. It was reported, that it is not acceptable for a…

A big win for Varivao Holdings

FROM a humble beginning in the late 80s, a local business slowly soared to remarkable heights, resulting in Varivao Holdings snatching some of the country’s top business awards. Varivao Holdings is one of Solomon Islands most remarkable businesses. Last year, Varivao Holdings CEO Duddley Longamei was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, while the firm snatched…

Axiom to ship first nickel ore

Nickel developer Axiom Mining Limited expects to export its first shipment of nickel ore from its Isabel nickel project within the first quarter of this year. The company told shareholders this week that planning, design and development work of the project is being carried out at its Isabel project site. It said the work includes…