The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau chairman, Wilson Ne’e confirmed the appointment last week of Tropics Tourism and Marketing Services as its industry marketing representative for Australia and New Zealand.
Making the announcement, Mr. Ne’e said the company would take immediate responsibility for all aspects of the national tourist office’s travel industry marketing and related trade activity in both key markets.
India’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands said last week the country should take advantage of India’s duty-free access to least developed countries.
Madhava Chandra made the statement when he presented his credentials at the Government House in Honiara.
Mr. Chandra said India grants duty-free access to all least developed countries and Solomon Islands should take advantage of this concession to increase its exports to India.
“Some 41 percent of tourists that visit Honiara come to see culture and art in the country.
This was revealed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in a two-day workshop organized for local artists this week, at the Honiara Art Gallery exhibition house.
The workshop was part of the Solomon Islands Artists Association’s (SIAA) 24th anniversary celebrations.
The Chairman of the artist week program, Robert Au Nama said the workshop would give artists a picture of areas that they need to be aware of and to establish links with organizations.
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“The regional eye care center built at the National Referral Hospital car park will open later next month in April.
The hospital’s acting chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Rodger Maraka said, the building is now in its final stage.
“Most of the external work has been done with the final work now on electrical wiring,” Dr Maraka said.
Last week in Honiara representatives from the national government, UN agencies and civil society organizations gathered to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme).
It was recorded in the Solomon Star newspaper, that the broader joint programme was a partnership between the Solomon Islands Government and six UN agencies – UN Women, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, ILO and WHO.