Afuga: We are not anti-investment

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) said it is not anti-investment but pro-investment and fully supports and encourage investments for the development of the country. FSII said part of its pro-active action is to advocate about right development and warn resource owners about the advantages and disadvantages of development. “Our resource owners must be vigilant and…

Business, investment forum held in Honiara

A CROSS-AGENCY business investment meeting was convened last Wednesday at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration. It was co-hosted by Taiwanese ambassador Victor Te-sun Yu and Hence Vaekesa, Permanent Secretary of the ministry. It was a joint effort by related SIG agencies, the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy and Taiwanese private business sectors to promote…

Taiwanese dentists visit Palm Drive

EIGHT medical specialists including two dentists from Taiwan yesterday visited Palm Drive School, east Honiara. The dentists checked on students teeth and gave awareness on keeping their teeth healthy. The team comprised of two dentists, two medical doctors, one oral therapist and three nurses. Dr Eugene Chang and Sophie Wang from the Taiwanese Health Center…

Social media a source of infor

SOCIAL media has now become the fastest way to pass news and an important source of information for many people and organisations. Not only that but its becoming popular and reach a lot of people who have access to technology. This was highlighted last week at the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) business and economic…

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…