Visitor arrivals stay on track

HOT on the heels of a strong Q1 performance across all source markets, Solomon Islands visitation has continued on in positive mode with figures recorded for April 2016 showing a 2.8 per cent increase. Official Solomon Islands Government statistics released last week show a total of 1799 international visitors arrived across the month compared to…

SICCI supports coconut products development

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the International Training on Coconut Products Development held early this month at the Palmae Research Institute (BALIT PALMA) in Indonesia. The training was conducted as a development cooperation program on the field of coconut development for farmers, small farmer groups and other small organisations…

Visitor arrivals down

The number of visitor arrivals for the first quarter of 2016 was 9,754. This is a decrease of 22% compared to the previous quarter (4th Quarter 2015), according to the latest report the National Statistics office released, Friday. “Compared to the same quarter a year ago, an increase arrival of 3.5% was recorded,” the report…

Fiji NPF members get 6.25 interest pay-out

AS members of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) await what percentage they’ll get on their savings next month, Fiji National Provident Fund has declared a massive 6.25 per cent interest rate payout. This was announced by Fiji’s Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, during the 2016-2017 National Budget announcement this week. “The 6.25 per…

CBSI launches new website

Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has launched its new official website this week during the event to mark the 40th Anniversary at the Mendana Hotel in Honiara. The launching was officiated by the Governor of CBSI Denton Rarawa after presenting his remarks on the past successes of CBSI as they inspired for a vibrant…

Tourists fly into Malaita

SIX overseas tourists landed in a private aircraft at Gwaunaru’u Airport in Malaita last Friday, three weeks after the airfield was reopened. They spent two nights before flying over to Marau on Guadalcanal. Richard Misi of RITZ Tourism Logistics, who organised the tour, said the tourists visited to see the kind of life people lived…

Tourism council stages successful Open Day

SOLOMON Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) has successfully staged an Open Day, at the National Museum in Point Cruz last Friday. The Council has been in existence for the last seven years. ‘Developing Tourism in Solomon Islands through Alliance’ was the theme for the Open Day. SITIC’s vision is to provide members, associates and affiliation…

Tourism council stages successful Open Day

SOLOMON Islands Tourism Industry Council (SITIC) has successfully staged an Open Day, at the National Museum in Point Cruz last Friday. The Council has been in existence for the last seven years. ‘Developing Tourism in Solomon Islands through Alliance’ was the theme for the Open Day. SITIC’s vision is to provide members, associates and affiliation…