YECSI hosts first networking event

THE Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has hosted its first networking event on November 8, 2018 at the Heritage Park Hotel. Called ‘Ignite Networking’, the event presented the opportunity for seven young entrepreneurs to...

Business training kick starts youth-led social enterprises

YOUNG social entrepreneurs from Malaita province advanced their ventures to address community challenges through a business training in Auki last week. The three-day training for winning teams of the Malaita Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum held...

IRD did not give in to demands of PTA: Commissioner Dokekana

BY BARNABAS MANEBONA SOLOMON Islands Inland Revenue Division (IRD) wishes to make it clear that they did not ‘give in’ to demands by the Honiara public transport associations with regard to the Income Tax to...

Fashion industry a billion-dollar business

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THE Association of Solomon Islands in Creative Fashion (ASICF) has created a platform for local established designers and emerging designers to use to boost the country’s economy. In its latest initiative, the...

Taxis & buses have not been taxed for so long: IRD Commissioner

BY BARNABAS MANEBONA IN a new twist to the ongoing public transport saga, the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) has revealed that bus owners have ‘not been taxed for so long, while other industries, sectors and...

SIPA eliminates export cheats at our ports

By Alfred Sasako A rejuvenated Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has installed a $2million miniature sensor at the Honiara Port, cutting out cheats and saving millions of dollars in export revenue for the Government, it...

Solair problem

Solomon Airlines staff demand immediate removal of bosses   By Alfred Sasako SOLOMON Airlines staff are demanding the immediate removal of their Chairman, Austin Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Brett Gebers and the Secretary of the Board, Bill...

Local questions re-opening of Goldridge mine

BY GEORGINA KEKEA CHAIRMAN of the Kolobisi Tailings Dam Association (KTDA) has disproved media reports that Gold Ridge gold mine in Central Guadalcanal is about to be reopened soon. In a statement to Island Sun, Chairman...

RIPEL dividend paid in full, more to come

By Alfred Sasako BUSINESSMAN Patrick Wong and his Board of Directors have done it again – this time paying in full the remaining dividends to the Lavukal people of Russell Islands. The quiet but rich ceremony...

Taiwan companies optimistic in investing here

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA SIX companies in Taiwan are eyeing Solomon Islands as a place to do business. This was reported during a workshop on Taiwan Economic and Business Cooperation held at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday. The...




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