Mobile firm supports students

BEMOBILE/Vodafone is offering specials in 3G handsets and tablets as part of the Back to School Program. Speaking to the paper the company’s Solomon Islands based Chief Executive Officer (CEO Niall Downey said, the special is to ensure students returning to school have accessed to data services through the 3G handsets and tablets offered at…

SI seafood businesses stand chance to grow from Fish 2.0

Solomon Islands entrepreneurs working within the seafood sector from boat to plate could exponentially expand their businesses through the Fish 2.0 competition launched globally early this month. Fish 2.0 is a business competition that connects investors with seafood businesses giving them an opportunity to win over $180,000 in prizes, gain international visibility, find strategic partners…

Rennell people benefit from mining spin-offs

Village farmers, fishermen and village shop owners of West Rennell and surrounding communities are experiencing the influx of cash-flow and increase of revenue in their shops and communities as a direct result of the current bauxite mining operation in the area. A landowner Malcolm Sau who has just returned from his village in West Rennell,…

Cruise boat expected today

HONIARA streets will today busy again with visitors as MV Caledonian Sky makes it to shore. Caledonian Sky comes from the United Kingdom and carries another good number of tourists according to Destination Solo Travel and Tours managing director Wilson Maelaua. Mr Maelaua said the boat will land at around 8am, the second to arrive…

Asian market vital for SI

The Solomon Islands needs to take full advantage of the growing Asian market as it seeks to expand its economic base. A recent report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown that there is rising demand in Asia for goods originating from the Pacific. “There has been a huge expansion, especially in primary…

Aluta council invites gov’t to share plans

PRESIDENT of the Aluta Palm Oil Council Rocky Tisa has invited the Democratic Coalition for Change government to visit the council and landowners. Mr Tisa said they are pleased with the assurances made by the DCC government to progress the stalled project, and wanted DCC representative to visit them. “We want the DCC authorities to…

SIWIBA gears up for anniversary

The Solomon Islands Woman In Business Association (SIWIBA) group, is looking gearing up for SIWIBA’s 10th Anniversary celebration at the end of this month. SIWIBA Coordinator Nina Tuhaika the event is held to commemorate the hardship and achievements members of the group had been through in their struggle to fulfil the aims and objectives of…