Remuneration survey workshop held successfully

A remuneration survey workshop was successfully held on Tuesday at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Kukum campus. More than thirty participants from various organizations and companies in Honiara attended the seminar. The workshop was organized by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICC), Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

Soltuna declared 2014 business of the year

Solomon Islands’ very own canned tuna exporter, SolTuna walked away with the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for the Business of the Year (2014) at the second Solomon Islands Business Excellence Awards, celebrated on Saturday night 30th August. The panel of ten judges that evaluated a total of 47 entries selected Soltuna as the stand-out nomination,…

Sivoro: We need more hotels

Honiara city needs additional hotels to cater for more tourists and visitors arrival. Barney Sivoro chair of Our Telekom national tourism forum (NTF) and director of tourism highlighted this during the forum held last Friday at Heritage Hotel. Mr Sivoro said Honiara city needs 4-5 star hotels in Honiara as a holding ground for tourists…

Forum outcome to be presented to Parliament

RESOLUTION of the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum (NTF) resolution will be presented to parliament. Director of tourism and culture and chair of the forum Barney Sivoro confirmed this in an interview with the Solomon Star on Tuesday. Mr Sivoro said, the committee will finalise the resolution this week and circulate to participants for…

Bureau sought $9m for promotion

Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) is seeking additional $9 million from the national government to boost its international and local tourism marketing promotion. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (CEO) chief executive officer (CEO) Josefa Tuamoto highlighted this during the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum held at Heritage Park Hotel last Friday. Mr Josefa said that…

Schools thank KGA

KASTOM Garden Association (KGA) has been commended for assisting communities and schools replant their food gardens after the April flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal. This was expressed when officers of KGA visited some of the high schools and training centres east of Honiara yesterday. Some of the schools and trainings have begun harvesting their crops,…

Schools told to discourage chemical farming

SCHOOLS engaged in farming are discouraged from using fertilizers and other pesticides. Kastom Garden Association (KGA), a local non-government organisation established to promote organic farming, made the reminder when its staff visited two high schools and a rural training centre, east of Honiara yesterday. KGA provincial coordinator Silas Kere visited St. Martin Rural Training Centre,…

Tenaru plans to harvest rice soon

ST Joseph’s Tenaru School are expected to harvest their one hectare rice farm in three months’ time. The school is growing its own rice to supplement the student’s daily diet. The April flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal took its toll on the school’s agriculture projects, causing widespread damages to its rice and vegetable farms. The…