MMF applauds new bus service

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has applauded the operator of the new bus service in town – the City Express bus service. MMF president said the vision by the owner of Ropiko Enterprise Limited (REL) must be acknowledge and that’s what all indigenous Solomon Islanders must do. “MMF would like to congratulate Roland Piko for the…

Makira stage mini-trade fair

A mini-trade fair was successfully hosted last week at ward 9 in the Makira Ulawa province. The week long event closed last Thursday with a number of presentations, speeches and parade. The president of ward 9 and the chair lady of the event Jessica Ngere acknowledged the sponsors and participating women at the closing. “I…

More PNG firms investing here

MORE than 20 Papua New Guinea (PNG) companies are operating in the Solomon Islands as part of the two countries continuous strengthening of relationship in terms of trade and investment. This was highlighted during a celebration to mark PNG’s 39th independence anniversary on Tuesday at Heritage Park Hotel. Attending the ceremony was the country’s caretaker…

Six new Telekom towers for West soon

With the continuation and growth in the expansion of mobile network in the country Our Telekom is currently working on the civil works for new mobile towers for selected communities in Western Province. The new mobile towers will be built at Maravari, Bava Island, Gizo, Noro, Munda and Goldie College. Once that happen it will…

Thailand cuisines now available here

If you are from Thailand or love to eat Thailand cuisine then there is a place in the heart of Honiara city which can offer your favourite Thai dish. And that’s at the King Solomon Hotel. The hotel through two of its restaurants offered a special menu called ‘Flaming Wok Thai’which would make you to…

Marovo tourism operators receive training

An eyeopener, educational and well advanced tourism training ended successfully last Thursday in Batuna, Marovo lagoon, Western province. Ministry of culture and tourism senior tourism officer Laurie Leketo who was part of the team said the week long training has offered opportunity for the local tourism operators to get some insights and tips on how…

Bank plans package for older age

Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) says it will design a product that will allow old age people to have the chance to benefit from the services provided by the bank. This came after questions were raised as to why people ages more than 50 or 55 are not allowed to loan. The bank’s chief executive officer…

Business mentoring program ends here

THE Pacific Business Mentoring program has ended a week long mentoring with the new clients. The closing ceremony was attended by the New Zealand High Commissioner, Her Excellency Marion Crawshaw, Development Counsellors Naomi Kyriacopoulos, Ana Reid and Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Maiki Tengemoana. This is the 4th year of the program, which is coordinated…

Concern over delay in salary processing

THE delay in processing of salaries through accounts by one of the commercial banks in the country has not gone down well with some of its customers. ANZ customers in recent weeks have claimed a delay in the processing of their salaries through their bank accounts which resulted in some of them receiving their salary…