More top-up agents in Malaita

MORE than a hundred people have signed up as Telekom top-up agents in Malaita province recently. The agents signed up during the launching of the 14 tower sites around the province to help ease the problem of communication. Our Telekom’s prepaid top-up consultant Brain Lotikena said a problem that affected rural customers is with the…

Chamber launches redesigned website

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI) last Friday launched its redesigned website after much input into the restructuring of the organisation. The redesigning sees a stronger promotion, responsiveness to any application on mobile or tablet and integration of social network to name a few. SICCI board chairman Tony Koraua said the achievement is another milestone…

Enjoying the wisdom of Solomon

A TRADE delegation from the Solomon Islands visited Australia recently, keen to promote their country as a top destination in the Pacific. The group met with various cruise companies in both Sydney and Brisbane to discuss opportunities to bring passengers to explore the islands next year with plans to redevelop and modernise Honiara wharf. Traveltalk…

Govt negotiates sale of Gold Ridge

The Government is negotiating with foreign investors to buy the Gold Ridge Mine on Central Guadalcanal from the Australian mining company, St Barbara. The mine has not been operating since St Barbara pulled out from there in April following the flash floods. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Philip Tagini who is responsible for…

Tourism operators want flight impasse solved

Tourism operators are calling on the government to quickly resolve the Fiji-Solomons flight impasse. Managing director of Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd Michael Tokuru highlighted this during a one day tourism stakeholders’ workshop held at Mendana hotel, Tuesday. Mr Tokuru said that Solomon Island Government (SIG) especially the aviation department should quickly solve the flight…

‘SI needs bigger wharf for cruise ships’

Solomon Island needs bigger wharves to cater for cruise ships coming here says Deputy Director of Tourism, Savita Nandan. Ms Nandan speaking during a one day tourism stakeholder’s workshop held at Mendana hotel, Tuesday said Solomon Island needs a bigger wharf for cruise ships. “We just return after meeting with cruise companies in Australia last…