Four eye Gold Ridge mine

FOUR foreign mining companies are currently eying Gold Ridge Mine with interest to re-open the defunct mining operation. Chairman of Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL),a local partner in the mining operation,Walton Naezon said the prospect ahead is to select a potential bidder and re-start mining operations again hopefully by  early next  year. The mining…

Ne’e: We should not follow Fiji and Vanuatu

SOLOMON Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) (SIVB) says Solomon Island should not follow ways how Fiji and Vanuatu develop their tourism industry. SIVB board chairman, Wilson Ne’e made this remarks during the one day cruise ship meeting organised by Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) at the Heritage Parke Hotel yesterday. Mr Ne’e said, Solomon Island…

BSP commits to acquire Westpac here

BSP Chairman Sir Kostas G. Constantinou, O.B.E has has on Tuesday announced that BSP remains committed to the acquisition of Westpac’s banking operations in the Solomon Islands. A statement from the Chairman said, BSP is working closely with the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) to obtain the necessary approvals and discussions with the Central…

New Bmobile/Vodafone site on air in Malaita

Another new Bmobile/Vodafone tower e in Malaita came on air as of Monday, September 14th this week. This site is another 40 meter SST tower structure located at the highest point above Auki called Ofalomae tower. A statement from the company yesterday said, this will give around 4,000 people from Malaita additional coverage. “This tower…

Business excellence awards is back, better

The 2015 business excellence award (BEA) is now confirmed and set to take place on Saturday 14th November in a lavish ceremony at the Heritage Park Hotel, from 6:00pm, the Business Excellence Awards promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2015. A statement from the business excellence awards, organiser – Solomon Islands Chamber…

SIPA imposes new tariff

THE Solomon Island Ports Authority (SIPA) has implemented its new gazetted ports tariff as of 1st of September. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Solomon Island Ports Authority (SIPA) Collin Yow, revealed this during a press conference held at his office yesterday afternoon. Mr Yow said, the new tariff increase was gazetted on 1st of September…

Tourism forum set

MINISTRY for Culture and Tourism (MCT) together with the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) will host a National Tourism Forum (NTF) in Honiara on September 25. The aim of the forum is to review some of the resolutions passed in 2014 forum as well as discuss and agree on a way forward for the industry.…

Financial, business trainings for market vendor

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) have signed a pro-bono agreement to kick-start a series of ‘Continuing Marketing Business Education’ trainings. This is part of UN Women’s Markets for Change project. A statement from Market for Change organization said, these workshops will help strengthen financial literacy and business practices…

Taro airport reviewed for Dash 8

MINISTRY of Communication and Aviation (MCA) through the office of the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) has completed a review survey of Taro airport in Choiseul Province. CASSI Director George Satu told the Solomon Star yesterday the review is to upgrade the runway to cater for the Dash-8 aircraft to land. “The review…

Our Telekom banana road race, a success

Henry Palusi, of East Wainoni in Makira snatched a gold medal and a trophy during the Our Telekom Banana 8 kilometer road race, Friday. Mr Palusi when interviewed said, despite of his disability, he continues to carry on with his passion in running. “Despite of my hearing problem, I continue to make names in local…