ADB to rebuild damaged infrastructures

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$15.58 million project to help the Solomon Islands rebuild transport infrastructure damaged by recent flash floods. The assistance, drawn from ADB’s Disaster Response Facility, will help fund construction of new infrastructure designed to be more resilient against future disasters and other climate threats. ADB’s financing is $13.22…

Moves to access Vodafone labour markets

The recently established Bmobile/Vodafone partnership has offered opportunity which the companies are keen to utilise which can allow the national staff members to have access to other Vodafone labor markets. In a statement yesterday Bmobile/Vodafone chief executive officer (CEO) Niall Downey said Bmobile over the coming months will be developing a training program for local…

Partnership brings impacts

The recent partnership deal between Bmobile and Vodafone is expected to revolutionize the country’s telecommunication industry. Bmobile/Vodafone Solomon Islands chief executive officer (CEO) Niall Downey said companies intend improve communications in this country into next level. He said since Bmobile and Vodafone sealed the partnership early this year Bmobile has ten impacts as a result…

SISBEC offers retirement course

The Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) is offering a specialise retirement training to organisations and companies in the country. A statement from the organisation on Wednesday said Our Telekom Ltd was the first to register and being offered the training. The statement added SISBEC is ready to support other organizations and individuals who…

PM to unveil national tourism forum

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, will officially open the Our Telekom national tourism forum taking at the end of this month. The forum will take place at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara on Friday 29 August. The Prime Minister heads an impressive line up of keynote speakers representing the government, local and overseas tourism…

SPOL employees end training

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Potential for tourism

The coastal region of North West Guadalcanal still offers an ideal spot for tourism activities which needs to be developed to support the industry and the economy. That’s the view of a Visale man John Toki while speaking to the Solomon Star during a one day trip to Visale on Monday, Mr Toki said the…

SI-EITI pushes for revenue transparency in mining sector

The Solomon Islands Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (SIEITI) is pushing hard for transparency and accountability around the revenue collected from the mining industries in the country. The Government supported Initiative which is funded by the World Bank has started in 2012. In June 2014,  It had released an independent reports on the revenue collected from…

Villagers plan to produce bio-fuel

The newly established coconut crushing mill in Mangakiki, West Guadalcanal will venture into bio fuel production soon. This was stated during the opening of the new community crushing mill over the week. Operation manager of the Solomon Tropical Product (SPT) Bevan Vollrath said as production continues to increase the community will go into small bio-fuel…