Mbokolo Brings Wealth to the Chiefs
Jul30

Mbokolo Brings Wealth to the Chiefs

BY JAYJAY MESAAC MBOKOLO is a traditional form of currency that was used in the Solomon Islands particularly by the people of Choiseul Province before bank notes were introduced. “Mbokolo is mainly used by chiefs purposely to solve problems and it is always kept secure at the chief’s traditional bank house.” Peter Lika Veke who hails from Tapurasele village Western province made the comments during an interview conducted by Isles...

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Big Win for Tourism in Solomon Islands
May09

Big Win for Tourism in Solomon Islands

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has described the opening of the country second international airport in Munda as victory for tourism in Western Province and the country as a whole. SICCI commends all partners in this activity, both Government and private particularly, Solomon Airlines under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Brett Gebers in driving certification of Munda airport for the landing...

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Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program
Oct17

Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program

The latest group of young people have been chosen for a prestigious leadership program funded for the last 31 years by the Japanese government. Eleven young Solomon Islanders aged from 21 to 29 years will leave for Japan in January to take part in the Ship for World Youth (SWY) program. Winnie Asley, one SINU student recipients, said she was very happy, excited and proud to have been selected out of so many other applicants to...

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SIVB Targets USA
Oct17

SIVB Targets USA

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau is looking at ways to increase visitors from the USA. USA tourists have already contributed millions of dollars to the Solomon Islands and the bureau would like to attract more big spending Americans, said Elison Kyere, senior marketing officer for the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The rising number of USA visitors to the Solomon Islands since 2016 has contributed much to our economic...

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