Bmobile/Vodafone on expansion mode

BMOBILE/VODAFONE is currently engaging in its expansion mode, where yesterday it officially launched its first ever phone booth in Honiara. This was revealed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niall Downey in an interview with members of the media on Tuesday. “We have just finished our project and we are the largest network provider…

Firms in Auki to showcase

STAFF from Island Enterprise Ltd and Origin Gas are in Auki this week for a three days road show program to mark Malaita 32rd second appointed day. The main event will be celebrated this Friday. A delegation led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will head to Auki this Friday. According to organisers, the road show…

Bina harbor registration nears completion

Registration process for the proposed international seaport site at Bina Habour in Malaita Province is expected to be completed by the end of this month. This was revealed by the National Consultant on Land Management in the Prime Minister’s Office, Genesis Kofana. “As far as the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is concerned on the…

Cruise ships berthing fee explained

DIRECTOR for tourism within the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) says cruise ships berthing on customary land the landing must be paid directly to landowners and not the shipping agents or provincial government. Barney Sivoro highlighted this during the council of tourism minister meeting last week. This was in response to a question raised…

Tourism awareness needed in rural areas

SOLOMON Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) are urged to do more awareness about tourism in rural area. Provincial Tourism Minister for Western Provincial Government (WPG) Chris Mesepitu highlighted this during the 2015 council of tourism meeting in Honiara last week. Mr Mesepitu told the forum that awareness for tourism…

ANZ’s Sharma receives top award

PRENIL Sharma, of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Solomon Islands was recently awarded the widely recognized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money. Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®), the world’s leading organisation of professionals in the antimony laundering (AML) field. The CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) designation is awarded to professionals who successfully complete a…

‘Take pride of tourism’

MINISTER for Culture and Tourism (MCT) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Gela Constituency says Solomon Islands should take pride of its tourism development. Bartholomew Parapolo highlighted this while opening the 2015 Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting on Wednesday. The theme for the two days meeting is; “Embrace Tourism for Sustainable Economy.” In his opening…