New office complex for Central

Central Island province Monday next week will receive their newly completed provincial complex thanks to the provincial government funding assistance. Acting provincial secretary of the province Hendry Limbo yesterday said the official opening of the office complex would be held on Monday. “This complex has gone through some work and remain for more than 10…

Shipping companies urge to provide reliable provide service

Central Island province is calling shipping operators in Solomon Island to providing shipping services around the province. Central Island province acting provincial secretary Hendy Limbo highlighted this in an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday. Mr Limbo said provincial government noticed people travelling with produce and luggage by our board motor (OBM) from Gela to…

Shipping companies warned

Central Island provincial government has warned shipping companies operating in the province without settling their business license fees to settle them with the province or face justice.  Acting provincial secretary Hendry Limbo told Solomon Star yesterday said the province is taking tough action against shipping operators which operates services to the province without paying up…

Tourism operators ask to comply with tourism ordinance

The Central Island provincial government (CIPG) has reminded tourism firms in Honiara who normally transport tourists to Florida (Ngela) to comply with the new tourism ordinance enacted by the province early this year. The reminder came since few of the private tourism firms in Honiara that normally get tourists across to Central island province for…

Aust magazine team here

The Australian Get Lost Magazine officials are in the country to promote Solomon Islands products through their internationals magazines. The officials arrived in the country last week and are currently staying at Papatura Island Retreat Resort in Isabel. They will then travel over to Gizo via Arnavons on a  later date. A statement received by…

SIVB – MICE industry a key driver for tourism development

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) has unveiled its plans to position the destination as a new and very alternative venue for the international MICE market. MICE acronym for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions. It refers to a specialized niche of group tourism dedicated to planning, booking and facilitating conferences, seminars and other events. SIVB…

Pacific a unique selling point

Pacific businesses have been told their products need to be marketed well in New Zealand and communicate their unique difference. The Pacific Wave Conference was held in Auckland on Tuesday aiming at boosting export growth among Pacific businesses.  Contributors such as award-winning chef and author Robert Oliver, says the time is right as tourists and…

Pacific-EU Business Forum in Port Vila

The European Union has identified three focal areas for its partnership with the private sector in the Pacific for the next six years. Among these are the regional economic integration, sustainable management of natural resources and the environment and providing an investment facility to provide an enabling environment for investment mostly in the infrastructure development…

PM commends NZ Gov’t

The Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has commended the New Zealand (NZ) government for its prompt positive response for the provision of the new Bailey bridge to replace the old Mataniko bridge. He was speaking during the official opening of the new Bailey bridge on Friday. PM Lilo said that the government of Solomon Islands…

Project to light up one million homes in Melanesia by 2020

A sub-regional project to light up 1 million homes in Melanesia by 2020 is about to get underway. Called, the Melanesian Millennium Miracle Programme (M3P), the project will use technology that supports the physical, social and economic environment of targeted communities in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.  Presenting the new project to the…