SI export tuna joins EU tracking system

Solomon Islands tuna bound for EU markets marked a milestone moment this month. As of 1stJuly 2015, the EU has formally registered the Solomon Islands as an official TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System) participant. This status allows the Health Competent Authority and Industry to have access to the EU electronic certification systems. TRACES is…

Mayor’s call to China United

The Honiara City Mayor Alfrence Fatai has called for the failed Sol-Plaza contractor China United to cooperate with the work of the Town & Country Planning Board. Speaking to this paper, the City mayor express disappointment after learning the claims made by China United, stating that the project is complete and they receive no notice…

Airlines partners with Booking.com

Solomon Airlines has partnered with Booking.com to enable the airline’s passengers the opportunity to directly book their Solomon Islands accommodation at the same time as booking their flights via the www.flysolomons.com website. Under the arrangement the airline’s passengers can now book accommodation at a total of 14 Solomon Islands properties currently available on Booking.com, with…

Submarine Cable project progresses

Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Oceanic Cable Company (SOCC) Robin Russell says that the tender for the main supply of the submarine cable contract will closes on the 17th of July, 2015, which is a first step towards implementation. This was confirmed yesterday in which Russell indicated that advancement in the project is well underway.…

Its 10 percent interest

A crediting rate of 10 percent totaling SBD$187.5 million will be added to all NPF contribution balances. This was announced by Minister of Finance Snyder Rini during the Fund’s financial year ending yesterday at the NPF boardroom.  “Today (yesterday) I’m pleased to announce a crediting rate of 10 percent, a positive rate of six percent…

Tourism group cleans up medical ward

VARIOUS departments within the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) including Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) have conducted a major clean-up effort at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) medical ward on Friday. The clean-up effort was spearheaded by the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) Green team. Accompanied the SIVB Green Team were staff from the…

SIVB organises service tourism awareness

SOLOMON Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) has organised a one day Service Tourism Awareness Workshop (STAW) for the entire Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) departments on Friday. The training was organised at the King Solomon Hotel Bamboo Bar. The aim of the workshop was to stimulate an excitement and interest about the tourism industry with…

Here’s news for NPF members

Board to declare interest rate today SOLOMON ISLANDS National Provident Fund (SINPF) members will know what interest they’ll be paid this year when the fund declares this today. After a tough year of battling public criticisms and scrutiny over some of their investment decisions and loans, particularly the $15m Tavanipupu loan, the board sailed through…

Akari solar light recommended

THE newly introduced Akari solar light system has been recommended. Y-Sato Marine is currently importing the solar system from Japan. Akari Solar Light Kit is a small-sized solar power system for household use equipped with one of GS Yuasa’s long-life batteries. By charging the battery during the day using the solar panel, it is possible…

Axiom CEO to deliver mining’s potential here

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