TOURISM operators in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province who fails to pay up their bed levy and business registration with Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau(SIVB)have received letters reminding them to settle their outstanding payment and register their accommodation or they will face the law.
About seven operators in Marovo lagoon who are yet to settle their bed levy outstanding payment and accommodation business registration received warning letters last week.
Nelson Manepura, SIVB senior marketing officer who issued the letters to each operator in Marovo Lagoon last week said that the letter was to remind each operators about their outstanding payment and business license with SIVB.
“We have many operators operating tourism business and never registered their business with SIVB, so operators who fail to pay up their bed levy are receiving their letters.
“This year we are taking tough action by exercising the SIVB power to make sure each operator must comply with the SIVB Act.
“Anyone who fails to comply will face the full force of the law because this is a government requirement and they must make comply according to the law,” Mr Manepura said.
Mr Manepura urged other operators who have yet to receive their letters to quickly visit SIVB office and settle their bills.
By DENVER NEWTER