Six operators in Kia get assistance

West Isa Eco Tourism Association (WIETA) in Kia, Isabel province has approved six existing tourism operators who will receive tourism funds from the association. Outgoing Member of Parliament for Kia&Avulei constituency has injected the tourism funds into West Isa Eco Tourism Association (WIET) basket where tourism operators around Kia have to apply for it through…

Forestry research centre set to start construction

The Ministry of Forestry and Research (MFR) proposed research centre in Kolombangara Island near Ringi in the Western province will start off early next year. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) Barnabas Anga revealed this yesterday at the opening of the Forestry Inventory Backstopping –NFI Sampling Design workshop. The research centre was first constructed in West…

No buyers for teak yet says Anga

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Forestry and Research (MFR) is yet to receive any formal confirmation of a potential teak buyer from overseas to teak from local farmers. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) Banabas Anga revealed this yesterday during the official opening of a three days forest inventory backstopping –NFI sampling design workshop held at…

Airlines to open new travel centre

Solomon Airlines will mark its 52nd year of national airline service today with the official opening of its new Travel Centre at the Tongs building in Point Cruz. In addition, the airline is offering 25 per cent discount on airfares on all domestic routes for a limited time as already advertised in the media. Heralding…

Tourism impacts here

TOURISTS are spending more during their visits into the country last year and early part of this year compared to the previous years. This was revealed in an international survey conducted last year conducted by Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT). The survey revealed that the total expenditure recorded…

Survey: Most tourists love to engage in cultural events

About ninety percent (90%) of tourists that arrive in Solomon Islands are more interested and involved in cultural activities. That’s according to an international visitor’s survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Solomon Island Visitors Bureau(SIVB) last year. A senior research development officer (SRDO)within the ministry Laurie Leketo revealed this during…

Tourism office receives first acquittal report

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) yesterday received the first acquittal report from Kiriom Homestay in Bita’ama, Malaita province. Gregory Autaia Products and Development Officer within the ministry received the report from the Home stay manager Michael Tolingi Kirio. Mr Kirio when handing over his acquittal report said the report contained how he had spent…

Call for innovative tourism project plans

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) are requesting innovative tourism project proposals from the public. The requests for proposals have been advertised in the media in recent days which will close on October 10. The…

CBSI adjusts monetary policy stance

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Board at its meeting last Tuesday, after considering the developments in the economy during the first six months of the year, has decided to adjust its monetary policy stance over the next six months to a more accommodative monetary policy from the neutral position adopted during the first…