MAL prepares palm oil seeds for Aluta, Waisisi

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MALS) will pay 50,000 oil palm seedlings from Guadalcanal Palm Oil Plantation (GGPOL) to be planted at the proposed Aluta and Waisisi Oil Palm plantation. Palm Oil National Coordinator George Boe said the 50,000 oil palm seedlings will be distributed equally to Waisisi and Aluta palm oil plantations on…

Work on new tourism building in Gizo starts

WORK on a new tourism information office in Gizo, Western Province, funded by Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has started. Deputy Premier of Western Provincial Government (WPG) Wayne Maepio said the old building has been demolished to pave way for the new development. Mr Maepio said the provincial government supports the new development because…

Traffic problem irks tour operator

The Managing Director of Destination Solomon’s Wilson Maelaua says the traffic problem in Honiara was the major setback to tourist tours on Wednesday. Honiara streets were on Wednesday grazed by tourists who arrived for the first boat visit this year. Mr Maelau who organised the visit said the traffic problem really slowed down movements. “This…

Coconut continues to entice economy

Coconut is Solomon Islands green gold and the tree of life, says the Chairman of the Virgin Coconut Oil Producers Association, David Rosalio. He said coconut farmers have over the years been contributing to the economy of Solomon Islands. Mr Rosalio said the Virgin Coconut Oil Producers Association will work together with the Democratic Coalition…

MP urges gov’t to boost farmers

The newly elected Solomon Islands Member of Parliament for West Makira, Derek Manuari is calling on the government to develop his constituency. He says cocoa farmers, copra producers, fishermen and timber millers from his constituency have been contributing to the national economy, therefore they deserve government assistance. Mr Manuari said many copra producers and cocoa…

SIVB CEO welcomes PM’s stance on tourism

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau chief executive officer Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has “warmly welcomed” Prime Minister Manassah Sogavare’s pledge to prioritise the country’s tourism industry   In one of his first addresses since being elected to the role earlier this month, the Prime Minister said that previous governments had overlooked the potential the tourism sector offers…

Council to reinforce seven metres bylaw

Business and property owners within the city are expected to live up to the re-introduced seven metres bylaw to be re-enforced by the Honiara City Council soon. This bylaw will require property owners and business occupants to take responsibility in cleaning up and looking after up to seven metres of their surroundings. This has been…