SI hits $57.5m trade surplus for March

SOLOMON Islands national statistics office (SINSO) yesterday announced a $57.5million surplus in trades recorded for March this year. This figure is on the country’s international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS), which puts together all of Solomon...

USA says no

CBSI escapes blacklisting over engaging in commercial dealings with Pan Oceania Bank By Alfred Sasako THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has escaped being blacklisted by the international financial community after it was found engaging...

Timely support for kid’s league

THE Bank of South Pacific (BSP) has jump on board to sponsor the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) kid’s league set to kick-off end of this month. An official handover of a cheque of two...

Women gather for another SIWIBA market

BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE ON Tuesday, members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) gathered again at the Girl Guides headquarters to display their items, reconnect and meet customers. Island Sun caught up with...

We’ll be back

Aba Corporation promises return after devastating fire BY ALFRED SASAKO SOLOMON Islands lost a huge part of its commercial history last night, when an early morning fire destroyed the Aba Corporation’s 68-year-old shop and warehouses in...

Women with special needs showcasing their creativity 

BY ELLISON.T.VAHI WOMEN with special needs attended a workshop at YWCA showcasing their talents. The women, in their late teens and early 20s, were busy putting the finishing touches to clothes colouring that were to go...

New YEC Coordinator committed to engage young entrepreneurs

AS part of its vision for a vibrant private sector, leading to better lives for the people of Solomon Islands, the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) foresees the importance of encouraging...

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...

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...

SICCI announces hosts for Business Excellence Awards

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has announced the return of four-time running host Millicent Barty for this year’s Business Excellence Awards (BEA) along with SICCI’s very own John Kanai Ta’amora. Ms...




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