Plans for promotional clips at airport

Local tourism company Sol-Host is taking a lead in trying to set up four large video screens which aims to show promotional clips about the country as part of tourism awareness program. To kick off that deal Sol Host met with five (5) government organisations on Friday to discuss the idea. The plan is to…

Quarantine vows to supports airport project

Quarantine division within the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MALS) is committed to supporting the project undertaken by a private tourism firm Sol Host Project in trying to set–up of four (4) LCD screens at the Honiara’s international and domestic airport. The initiatives was aimed to market and inform visitors both domestic for travelling passengers…

CBSI CLEARS STAND

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) has clarified recent media statements regarding the applications of the Pacific Alliance Bank Ltd (PAB) and the Pan Oceanic Bank (POB). In a statement issued on Monday the CBSI said it wishes to disassociate itself from any comments. “First CBSI disassociates itself from comments made that may imply…

Success story of PNG seaweed farming

THE Government of Papua New Guinea has been using seaweed farming as a source of income for the past six years. And according to Bougainville Seaweed Limited senior co-ordinator Raymond Moworu, this success story could be an example for other Pacific Island countries. Speaking at the regional Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade (IACT) training and consultation…

World Bank endorses $10 million for Tonga

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors last week endorsed a plan to contribute approximately US$10 million to the Government of Tonga to support the reconstruction and repair of houses for hundreds of families in Ha’apai whose homes were badly damaged or destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian in January this year. A World Bank team…

Video Technology Skyward: Bringing Aerial View Closer

After months of testing with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, a Nadi company, Skyward Industries, has gone airborne with the latest in DSLR camera technology. Skyward Industries provides a new breed of services to various industries while simultaneously benefitting the local community. The company is utilising heavy duty remotely piloted machines. Company chief executive…

PNG to gain more from efficient infrastructure

DEVELOPING economies like Papua New Guinea will gain more from investing in infrastructure such as road, bridges, ports unlike advanced economies, ANZ’s Asia- Pacific economist Daniel Wilson said. Supporting  this, ANZ chief executive Mark Baker highlighted that infrastructure development for agriculture particularly the coffee industry would mean building roads for farmers to get their products…

PNG’s microwave link

TELIKOM PNG Ltd has invested about K53 million in a microwave transport system to support its rollout of the national broadband network (NBN). The project would be carried out by Aviat Networks Inc (Aviat). Telikom board chairman Mahesh Patel said this was part of NBN project announced recently on rolling out of major networks across…

Show attracts traders

TRADE Pasifika has confirmed that about 100 exhibitors will showcase niche products at this year’s exhibition in Suva. The event, which is scheduled for April 2-4 at the Vodafone Arena, will feature 60 buyers from as far as China, Malaysia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Abu Dhabi and the Pacific region. Compared to 2012, the number…