Cattle shipped to West

The Government run Tenavatu cattle farm in Central Guadalcanal has again live up to its expectation by shipping more than 100 plus cattle herds to one of the distributing cattle farms in the Western province named Ilolo. The shipment occurred yesterday afternoon. The shipment is part of the country’s National Cattle Rehabilitation Programme to rehabilitate…

SPTO to appoint CEO soon

SUVA, (FBC NEWS) – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Board is expected to announce its new Chief Executive soon. This follows the expiry of current CEO,Ilisoni Vuidreketi’s second term in office. Responding to questions sent by FBC News SPTO says the Board is following a process and upon completion, it will announce the successful…

Our Telekom’s Sunday promo lauded

Our Telekom’s Super Sunday TOPIDUP promotion has received widespread commendation for its convenience in the country. Various data users lauded the country’s leading network provider, saying that it makes communication suitable, especially during Sundays. Most are those that are frequent users of the social media connecting through the Our Telekom network. The promotion allows customers…

Govt to import more cattle

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) will import more cattle herds from Vanuatu this year. This was revealed by the Director of Livestock and Veterinary Services Rarney Keqa in an exclusive interview over the weekend. Mr. Keqa said the country was supposed to get more cattle last year the country, but…

Airline summit ends here

MORE than 80 delegates attended the 34th annual general meeting of the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) from May 4 to 6 in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially opened the bi-annual conference, which focused on the theme “Aviation & the Environment”. Mr Sogavare commended the work of ASPA in providing the ideal forum…

Farmers attend business empowering training

MANY commercial farmers throughout Guadalcanal have been empowered in the four days workshop held in Honiara from Monday to Thursday this week. The workshop is organised by Rural Development Programme (RDP) in the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination as part of recovery programme after most of the farmers’ infrastructures were destroyed during the…

Western delegation learn about tourism in Fiji

SUVA, (SPTO) – A delegation from the provincial Government of the Solomon Islands’ Western Province wants more programmes from the regional tourism body to assist in up-skilling their local workforce and developing their industry as a whole. Western Province Minister for Culture and Tourism, Christian Mesepitu made the comments when he paid a courtesy visit…

Western delegation learn about tourism in Fiji

SUVA, (SPTO) – A delegation from the provincial Government of the Solomon Islands’ Western Province wants more programmes from the regional tourism body to assist in up-skilling their local workforce and developing their industry as a whole. Western Province Minister for Culture and Tourism, Christian Mesepitu made the comments when he paid a courtesy visit…

Landowners told to open land for development

Chiefs of North West Guadalcanal are appealing to landowners and tribes within the region and the island to release their land for development purposes, whenever the government or an investor requests for it. Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki relayed that the chiefs of Lambi, Tandai and Sagalu wards made the plea to all…