Tuna company boss visits Noro

A top shareholder of Tri-Marine International operates Soltuna fishing and processing limited in Noro visited the tuna centre last week. During his visit Renato Curto also called in at the Noro community high school last Friday where he was able to launch a first ever newsletter for the school called Umoro. Chairman of the school…

Potential commodities to export

FIVE overseas countries have indicated their interests to import locally produced commodities from Solomon Islands. Noel Roposi chief field officer (Marketing) with in the marketing unit, agriculture planning division of the ministry of agriculture and livestock said the breakthrough was made possible following various feasibility studies and bilateral talks held with various countries. “Based on…

Tubi exporter clarifies

Southern Pacific Wood Trading Company boss Mr La clarifies his company’s status on the issue of tubi export stating the earlier reports are inaccurate. He clarified claiming that the reports carried by this paper are not correct to his knowledge of what had happened. Nolan Jolo a claimed rightful landowner of Gothaha-Thagoma land stated that…

POB invests US$1m in IT

The country’s fourth commercial bank Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) is investing US$1 million (SBD$7.3m) in information technology (IT) to ensure its banking services continue to serve and satisfy its customers. Speaking exclusively in an interview with the Solomon Star last week the bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala said the banking is undertaking a…

Local businessman calls for removal of CASSI boss

Local businessman Peterson Boso calls for the removal of CASSI Director because of what he claimed as his inability to handle the Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines Saga effectively and efficiently. He claims the standoff between the two airlines would have been avoided, had the Director for CASSI, Mr George Satu done his job properly.…

Response surprises POB

Newly established commercial bank Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) was surprised with the overwhelming response from the public since opening up its doors fortnight ago. Speaking in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday at the bank’s head office located at Hyundai Mall, the bank’s chief executive officer (CEO) Nihal Kekulawala said they did not expect…

No complaints receives from new tower

Our Telekom office in Auki is yet to receive complaints concerning coverage of the new 13 towers. The company’s public relation officer Lawrence Nodua said this is another good sign for the company when it comes to problems that usually affects the 11 towers that were installed some years back around the province. He said…

Westpac employees dress for banking success

As the 2013 Solomon Islands Business Excellence Award;   Employer of Choice Award recipient, Westpac has lived up to its reputation by providing new uniforms to enhance its employees’ wardrobe this week. Westpac provides its team members with a range of uniform options on an annual basis at no cost; ensuring employees are smartly and professionally…

PNG govt looses K100m in illicit trade

The British American Tobacco in Papua New Guinea (BATPNG) says illicit tobacco trade in Papua New Guinea will cost the PNG Government almost K100 million (US$40 million) in 2014. It said last year the total revenue loss was K96.1 million (US$39.4 million)  The tobacco company in a forum presentation stated that the recent rise in…

National tourism forum tomorrow

The Our Telekom national tourism forum jointly organised by the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and ministry of culture and tourism will start in Honiara tomorrow. The firstever national forum will feature both local and international speakers who will address various issues pertaining to the industry. A statement from the organisers saidtIt is also hoped…