Visitors arrival up in June

International visitor numbers to the Solomon Islands have increased for the third month in a row. Figures released by the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) show a total of 2131 international travelers visited the destination across the month of June. The figure represents a 9.3 per cent increase over the 1949 total achieved for the…

POB launches new deposit scheme

PAN Oceanic Bank (POB) yesterday launched one of its new banking initiatives called the PAOA Deposit Gift scheme. It is a scheme created purposely for those that deposited a minimum of SBD$25, 000 or more. In his address as part of launching the scheme, POB’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala said, POB acknowledges that…

Bmobile-Vodafone upgrades service in Malaita

BMOBILE-VODAFONE last week has upgraded its network in Malaita province with the launch of its high capacity network in the province. Malaita province’s Deputy Premier Alick Maeaba and Bmobile-Vodafone’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niall Downey were the ones cutting the ribbon during the launching. A statement from the company said: “This is a significant step…

Dolphin attraction booms

PEOPLE interested in watching dolphins play and swim in style will now be able to do so, thanks to Alistair Morris who initiated the establishment of Dolphin View Beach, a dolphin  off shore water way along a reef line, just  a short drive west of the capital Honiara. Mr Morris said, the site is becoming…

Temotu has potential in tourism: Premier

TEMOTU premier Nelson Omar Menale has highlighted tourism potentials of his province during last week’s premiers’ conference. His presentation was based on the topic “Making Temotuans as actors in Economic development, not spectators”. Speaking during the conference, Premier Menale stated eco-tourism is one of the potential development sectors of his province. Mr Menale said that…

Habu spells out plan for growth

THE Isabel provincial government has seen the importance of infrastructure developments as a wheel for economic developments, says its premier James Habu. Mr Habu highlighted this in his presentation last week, during the 8th Premiers Conference in Honiara. He stated that the policy statement of the province is to develop infrastructure plans to foster accessibility…

Isabel serious in developing tourism

THE Isabel Provincial government has registered its seriousness in venturing into the tourism industry of the province in full swing. This was highlighted by the Premier James Habu during the 8th Premiers Conference in Honiara last week. In the Provincial Government Policy statement as highlighted in the premier’s presentation, “Isabel province has a sustainable tourism…