BSP officials here

Bank South Pacific (BSP) board chairman Kosta Constantinou and BSP’s Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robin Fleming arrived on Wednesday in Honiara. Solomon Island BSP bank Country Manager David Anderson confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Anderson said, the trip is part of their schedule visit and to officially clarify information on the…

BSP offers Saturday loan services

Bank South Pacific (BSP) is the first commercial bank in Solomon Islands to provide loan services on weekends. The Saturday loan service opens between 9am to 12noon through its flagship Honiara Branch. BSP’s Country Manager- David Anderson said, “BSP’s Saturday loans services was first introduced in November 2014 in our efforts to meet our loan…

Tourism delegation to visit Simbo

FOLLOWING much publicity about Simbo Islands, Western Province over the past weeks, a delegation from the Ministry of Culture& Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) will conduct a short visit to the island this weekend. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) John Wasi told the Solomon Star on Tuesday that the visit is part…

Insurance firm presents profit share to ANZ

Tower Insurance Ltd Solomon Islands has presented $256,400 in profit share to ANZ Bank. TOWER are the underwriters of ANZ Insurance who sell mainly the domestic lines of insurance policies which include house, contents, motor, travel and (small) loan insurance throughout the ANZ branch network in the Solomon Islands. The profit share made by TOWER…

Tourism training in Isabel

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) will conduct a five days basic tourism hospitality training alongside Live& Learn, a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) in Isabel province The training will be organised in the first week of March in Buala. Live& Learn, a non-government organisation will coordinate the training with the assistance of Tourism Ministry. The aim…

West to allocate fund for road work

Western Provincial Government (WPG) executive will meet this week to allocate some funds to support the upgrading of the Gizo Hilltop road. This came after the Roman Catholic Church and Dalgro have agreed to support the upgrading of the road which had been in its worst state. Last week a delegation from the province met…

Yamaha maintenance team on provincial tour

The Y-sato Marine Yamaha awareness and maintenance team will kick off their provincial visit to conduct Yamaha outboard motor (OBM) maintenance this year. The team will begin an awareness and Yamaha OBM maintenance in Western, Choiseul, Isabel and Malaita Provinces. A spokesperson from Ysato Marines told the Solomon Star yesterday that this year’s program will…

Future of savings clubs here

In the considered opinion of the authors, savings clubs in some form are here to stay in the Solomon Islands. In the developing world and more particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America, informal financial services like Savings Groups, Chit Funds, Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) and Accumulating Savings and Credit Associations (ASCAs) co-exist…

PFIP to promote saving clubs

Pacific Financial Inclusive Program (PFIP) this year will work in partnership with non-government organisation (NGO) in Solomon Islands to (NGO) to promote women’s saving clubs. In a statement to, the organisation said, it will work closely with all NGOs to encourage and promotes women’s savings clubs.  The statement said, PFIP want to take service this…

Our Telekom opens new complex in Yandina

Our Telekom has made its presence much more stronger in Yandina following the opening of its new office complex over the weekend. The new service is part of allowing the people in the Russell Islands to have access to better communication facilities and service. Speaking at the occasion Central Province Premier Selwyn Mapuli congratulated Our…