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...

Government to ban rice import

Govt plans rice-import ban By Alfred Sasako THE Government is planning to ban the import of rice, blaming Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) for its drastic action, it was revealed last night. Rice, which has become a staple food...

Illegal cigarette?

Company allegedly starts producing without licence By Gary Hatigeva THE Chinese-owned company, Oceanic Oasis, reported to have applied for a manufacturing licence with the responsible authority, is alleged to have started manufacturing tobacco products even without...

New E-Tax system

Established with hopes to help increase transparency and reduces the risks for fraud By Gary Hatigeva THE Solomon Islands Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is set to take its operations into newer heights within the fast passed...

POB CEO terminated

By Alfred Sasako FROSTY relations between local staff and their Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) Chief Executive Officer, Suresh Modestus Amerasekera, is over, albeit partially. Global Management Services terminated Mr Amerasekera’s services as of 27th September...

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...

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...

Probing the shadow

Ministry of Commerce hunts down foreign businesses operating illegally BY LYNTON AARON FILIA FOREIGN investors doing retail business outside the city boundary and in residential areas are facing the axe under the ministry of commerce’s crack...

Airlines allegations

Local pilots feel denied from joining SolAir international service, CEO Gebers dismisses claims BY BARNABAS MANEBONA SOLOMON Islander pilots working in the Solomon Airlines are reportedly being intentionally blocked from taking up roles in the international...

PM lauds plan to redevelop Noro Port

BY SAMIE WAIKORI PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has applauded the MOU signed between SIPA, Tri-Marine and Maersk on a multi-million dollar plan to redevelop Noro seaport into a regional hub for transhipment of thousands of...




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