Airlines introduces new online ‘Flex-Pricer’ booking system

Solomon Airlines has introduced a new highly streamlined online ‘Flex-Pricer’ booking functionality providing a number of advantages for both its passengers and the international travel industry. The new system offers the ability to book multi-sector flights in a single ticket allowing both international flights and domestic connections to be actioned at the same time. ‘Flex-Pricer’…

Bauxite mining ready to roll?

Reports of heavy duty mining vehicles arriving on our shores IS the environmentally hazardous bauxite mining ready to roll in the Solomon Islands? This was the question most lingering in many people’s lips following reports of  number of heavy duty vehicles intended for mining exercises on Rennell Island, Renbel province arriving on our shores the…

Airlines deplores Fiji tactics

National Carrier Solomon Airlines has strongly condemned the action of the Fijian Office of Civil Aviation for suspending its codeshare flight with Air Niugini. This came after the airline’s current Honiara-Nadi code share flights operated by Air Niugini have been suspended last week forcing many passengers booked through Solomon Airlines to miss their flights. Last…

Our Telekom to launch 13 towers in Malaita

The one and only red colored company known as Our Telekom will launch 13 new towers in Malaita province starting today. The new towers were installed starting last year but due to some difficulties experienced they were unable to complete them until late last month where all of them are now ready for the official…

‘Take Tavanipupu to court’

The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) board and management has been called on to take Tavanipupu to court. The call came following reports of the island resort’s accumulated loan arrears which hits the $20 million mark over the $15 million granted to the island resort. “If the NPF board and management can take members…

NPF investments questioned

Members of the Solomon islands National Provident Fund has questioned SINPF board and management to explain what happened to its other investments onshore and offshore. Concerned members said it would be of great interest to members to know the fate of other investments if they are returning positively to the fund. Two weeks ago the…

Air Niugini sales office here

Papua New Guinea airline company, Air Niugini has opened a sales office in Honiara. And the Papua New Guinea High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Fred Yakasa has congratulated Air Niugini for deciding to open the Sales Office in Honiara. He said it is important the airline sets up the Sales Office in Honiara because PNG…

Soltuna’s major promotion coming up

Soltuna’s major competition is set to be announced in August says Soltuna marketing manager Kenwood Harry. Mr Harry in interview with Solomon Star yesterday said Soltuna is working on the new marketing approach. “We should announce our new marketing approach for the competition August this year. “At the moment we are in talks and discussion…

Local fish export industry strengthened

Improvements are being made in the ability of Solomon Islands fish export industry to comply with requirements for the European Union (EU) market. Fish exports are an important export earner for Solomon Islands worth more than SBD350 million per year. Most of these exports go to the EU, which is the largest value market in…

Curb on Overfishing

“Pacific Island states have suffered greatly for too long at the mercy of distant rich nations who for decades have systematically plundered their natural oceanic resources offering in return a pittance, which has been accepted without much complaining by Pacific leaders”. At a major business event in Papua New Guinea late last year, the audience…