Tourism awareness needed in rural areas

SOLOMON Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) are urged to do more awareness about tourism in rural area. Provincial Tourism Minister for Western Provincial Government (WPG) Chris Mesepitu highlighted this during the 2015 council of tourism meeting in Honiara last week. Mr Mesepitu told the forum that awareness for tourism…

ANZ’s Sharma receives top award

PRENIL Sharma, of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Solomon Islands was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money. Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organisation of professionals in the antimony laundering (AML) field. The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a…

‘Take pride of tourism’

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Gela Constituency says Solomon Islands should take pride of its tourism development. Bartholomew Parapolo highlighted this while opening the 2015 Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting on Wednesday. The theme for the two days meeting is; “Embrace Tourism for Sustainable Economy.” In his opening…

POB to get into ATM, mobile, and internet banking

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Our Telekom explains red hot issues

THE ‘Red Hot’ plans will be here forever says Our Telekom. The company’s Public Relation Officer Lawrence Nodua explained this following disappointment from our Telekom customers around the country who are unhappy about the Red Hot special. Mr Nodua the told Solomon Star, Tuesday, the special deal will be here to stay. “Red-Hot plans are…

Traditional knowledge seminar underway

THE Ministry of Culture and Tourism opened a workshop on Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions at the OG conference room at the Jehiel Kwaimani Building in Honiara, Monday. Speaking at the opening, Director of Culture Dennis Marita said: “This is the first time that any workshop on this important subject is held in our country.”…

Bmobile/Vodafone awards retailer

Each month bmobile-Vodafone in partnership with its distributor Low Price are giving away an I-pad to one of their retailers who purchase EVD top up’s directly from Low-Price. Each time the retailer purchases $10,000 they will enter the draw to win an Apple I-pad. The draw was done on Saturday 1st of August for the…

‘Pure chocolate’ taste lauded

Participants at the first ever chocolate making training in the country have acknowledged the ‘pure chocolate’ taste produced during the training. The 40 participants will end their one and half training today at the Maranatha Hall, East Honiara with a competition. Dr Nat Bletter, Chocolate Flavor meister of Madre Chocolate and is business partner David…

New Bmobile/Vodafone tower in Ranadi

AS part of Bmobile/Vodafone expansion in the country a new tower is set to go on air tomorrow within the Ranadi area, east of Honiara. In a statement on Thursday the company’s Country Manager Niall Downey confirmed another new bmobile Vodafone site will go on air on the 1st of August. “It is another SST…