Customers pleased with Uni14 data upgrade

MORE Bmobile-Vodafone customers over the weekend have been utilizing the Uni14 product of the telecommunication company after the successful launch of the D-Club, last Friday. Speaking to the Solomon Star, a faithful customer of Bmobile-Vodafone Lazarus Kwairi lauded the company for such data upgrade done with the Uni14 product. “Now, I don’t have to spend…

CBSI hailed for gender inclusion policy here

THE 2016 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum (AFI-GPF) under its Pacific regional sub-group have noted the efforts of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in championing gender-balance in its financial inclusion work. Members of the Pacific Islands Regional Initiative (PIRI) under AFI highlighted this during their major panel session yesterday in front…

Australia still tops visitors’ record here

AUSTRALIA has been recorded as the country that has many of its nationals visiting the country in the second quarter of this year, a recently released statistical bulletin from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) has revealed. The travels were being recorded from tourists’ arrivals and visitor by occupation. “Tourist arrivals for second quarter…

Visitors arrival up18.4%

THE total international arrival of visitors for the second quarter of this year was 11, 546 which is an increase of 18.4 percent (%) compared to the first quarter of this year. This was revealed in a latest statistical Bulletin from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) this week. Compared to the same quarter…

Where’s our share in RIPEL?

FORMER employees of Russell Island Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) have raised questions over the new ownership deal revealed recently with a new investor, which denied their ownership rights in the shareholding arrangement The new shares proposed in the current ownership status, and appeared in Company Haus, shows that International Comtrade& Shipping (SI) Limited has 75.1…

SIFIU launches anti-money laundering program

THE Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) finally launched and coordinated another major Anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) National Risk Assessment (NRA) program that commences Monday this week. The Risk Assessment work may take up to six months to complete and requires the cooperation of both the private and the public sector.…

KOICA funded SINU Fishery Complex on Progress

Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) funded fishery studies complex for Solomon Islands National University is progressing well. This was revealed during a project site visit made on August 30th by KOICA and SINU Representatives.   Hatanga Group, the project contractor has completed the foundation work. Project Manager Mr. Andrew Fraser said experts from Honiara City Council…

New rice here

ABOUT 2,490 bags of ten kilogram rice have been arrived in the country. They are being imported by Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Trade and Industries of Solomon Islands (ICCTISI) from Vietnam. It cost ICCTISI about $345,500 to purchase the long grain rice. The bags of rice have been unloaded from two containers yesterday and ready…