MSG arts fest preparations underway

PREPARATIONS toward Solomon Islands’ participation at the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Papua New Guinea are well underway. The 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture begins on 28th June in Port Moresby and will run for two weeks ending on July 11. Participating artists and cultural groups from nominated provinces have…

New SIVB chairman promises more action

NEWLY appointed Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) chairman has met with SIVB chief executive officer (CEO) as part of improving tourism promotional activities locally and internationally. The meeting was held in Honiara yesterday. Wilson Ne’e who was recently appointed to the post told the Solomon Star yesterday the meeting was to talk with Josefa Tuamoto…

Soltuna eyes next mega promotion

Soltuna Limited will again organise another major competition in few months time which will include Auki, Gizo, Noro and Honiara. Soltuna marketing manager (SMM) Kenwood Harry has confirmed August as when the competition will start. But for this draw the lucky participants would no longer win hard cash but items like chainsaw, outboard motor (OBM),…

Our Telekom staff training

A STAFF member of Our Telekom is currently undergoing three months training on administration and management in New Zealand. Derrick Kopele who hails from Central Island province and is in-charge of Our Telekom office in Yandina, Russell islands, is amongst two Australian undergoing the training. The study started off in May and will end next…

Financial expo showdown

A two days financial inclusion expo is set to kick off this Friday and Saturday. Its being organized by the National Financial Inclusion Task Force and Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP). The event will take place at the National Art Gallery in Honiara. Leading up to the event a lot of interest has been generated…

Old Mataniko bridge retrieved

The washed away old Mataniko bridge has been pulled out from the Mataniko river yesterday afternoon. The bridge was washed away during the April floods and was lying in the river posing threat to properties and lives. Director of ministry of infrastructure development Harry Rini said retrieving of the bridge comes under the same funding…

ORDER TO SEIZE EARTHMOVER’S MACHINERIES

Forest commissioner says the logging firm fails to comply with suspension order. The country’s giant logging company Earth Movers Solomons Limited has been served with a seizure notice on June 6, 2014. The seizure notice came following reports the company failed to comply with a suspension letter the Commissioner of forest issued to the company…

‘PM SHUNNED AT FUNERAL’

PMO dismisses claims Lilo was rejected PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo was reportedly rejected during his trip to attend the funeral service of the Christian Fellowship Church (CFC) spiritual leader last week.A report from Munda told the Solomon Star Gordon Darcy Lilo was turned back at the Ramata airstrip in North New Georgia. “The Prime…