Cruise ship workshop held

SOUTH Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has organised a one day cruise ship workshop at Heritage Park Hotel on Monday. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB), Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Inbound tour operators, private sectors and stakeholders attended the workshop. SPTO Marketing Manager, Alisi Lutu who facilitated the workshop said, the aim was to look into…

NTF in ‘Building Back Better’

Contractors engaged by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) are still working hard to protect roads damaged in the April 2014 Honiara flood disaster. Vara Creek road was seriously threatened when the Mataniko River burst its banks during the flooding.   MID’s  contractor EMCO Pacific (SI) Ltd recently completed a 110m long sheet pile wall on…

Tourism industry holds AGM

Solomon Islands Tourism Industry Association (SITIA) on Wednesday successfully conducted their annual general meeting (AGM) at Mendana Hotel. One of the activities was the election of the SITIA new executive committee members. Speaking on behalf of the government during the opening of the annual general meeting, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism…

Bmobile-Vodafone completes city roll-out program

Another Bmobile-Vodafone site has come on air in Honiara as of Wednesday. This was confirmed by Niall Downey the country’s Bmobile-Vodafone CEO. This means the company had successfully finished their roll-out program to give complete voice and 3G+ to all of Honiara. Mr Downey said, this site now gives Honiara town a complete coverage from…

Top achievement from Airlines’ engineers

Solomon Airlines has announced with excitement that three of its engineers have become the first of the national carrier’s engineering team to attain their Dash 8 aircraft license ratings. Revealing the milestone, Solomon Airlines CEO, Captain Ron Sumsum praised the three senior personnel – Clement Ramoi, William Talua and William Devesi – for their efforts…

Tourism workshop at Bita’ama ends

A THREE days tourism operators’ training was organized at Bita’ama North Malaita last week. According to John Andrew Kiri from the area the training was organized by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism which attracted 20 participants from Lau Lagoon to Bita’ama. “It was an interesting training which motivated the operators in the Northern region…

Top financial supervisors meet

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) reminds Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC) members to resolve issues on improving the supervision skills and supervision capacity in the region. Mr Denton Rarawa made this reminder when he opened the AFSPC meeting attended by 25 regional financial supervisors and experts at…

Supervisors, regulators urges to be more vigilant

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) urges the supervisors and the regulators in the region to be more vigilant in their regulatory and supervisory roles to encounter global financial risk. Mr Denton Rarawa made the call during the opening of the Association of Financial Supervisors Pacific Countries meeting at Heritage Park…

Regional financial supervisors meeting here

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) will host more than 25 regional financial supervisors and experts in Honiara this week during the annual meeting of the Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC). The 13th AFSPC meeting is jointly hosted by CBSI and the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre (PFTAC) and will take…