SICCI joins 8th business forum

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the 8th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum which was successfully held in Brisbane last Friday. SICCI was represented at the Forum by the Chairman Mr Jay Bartlett, CEO Dennis Meone, including participating SICCI members.   The event hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council…

POB’s new banking move lauded

PAN OCEANIC BANK (POB) Limited has received widespread salutation for introducing one of its new banking initiatives in Honiara, last week. The bank last Tuesday announced the launch of Five (5) POB iZi Cash Outlets within and outside of Honiara, much to the delight of its customers in the country. Solomon Star was being informed…

Shamed mayor faces vote

Fatai pleads guilty to attempted bribery EMBATTLED city mayor Alfrence Fatai has admitted attempting to bribe a police officer who arrested him over traffic offences. He pleaded guilty to the attempted bribery charge – just weeks after he admitted driving without a valid driver’s licence and drunk driving, for which he was fined $2,000. Private…

Traffic jam affects intake

THE continuous chaotic traffic congestion experience in Honiara has irked public transport owners as it cuts their expected daily earning. A bus owner spoken to said that the non-stop chaotic traffic jam in town has put them in difficult situation in terms of their business gain. “It’s incredible that at the end of the day…