Solomon Fresh-Beat (SFB) Online News Service trades under Island Media Holdings Limited, a 100 percent locally owned company base in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Initiated and founded by an experienced journalist, who builds his way up the ranks for 15 years in the Solomon Islands mainstream media industry, the former Chief of Staff and Assistant Editor of the Solomon Star Newspaper Ednal Palmer leads a team of young like-minded media professionals who are prepared to provide a service that recognises the ease of accessing information and marketing – Online, to Solomon Islanders across the country.
After witnessing how digital technology has changed the world and the eventual impact and gap it is creating in the Solomon Islands, Solomon Fresh-Beat Online was born.
Also with hard evidence that this generation is a digital-mad generation – Solomon Fresh-Beat Online News Service is a timely initiative.
Data gathered and compiled by BeMobile and Our Telekom and presented to the International Telecommunication Union in 2016 show a whopping 58,000 mobile users throughout the Solomon Islands – 46% of that are internet users.
Solomon Fresh-Beat Online was conceived in 2015, planned out in 2016 and born in 2017.
The Solomon Fresh-Beat Online young team consist of a webmaster, graphics designer, two editors and news contributors/freelancers.
Our objective is to help provide fresh and timely news and information almost on an hourly basis to help Solomon Islanders living in and outside of the country to make sound and timely decisions.
We are a team of young enthusiastic Solomon Islanders, working hard to provide this vital service through this effective medium with a hope that it helps people to stay informed wherever they are given the fact that 3G network is already accessed by people in the rural areas throughout the Solomon Islands.
Our target is country-wide, but as starters, it is always not easy therefore urge businesses that foresee the digital direction the country is heading into, to utilise our spaces to promote their businesses.
We also extend our sincere request to those who believe in our struggle as young starters contributing to effective service delivery to Solomon Islanders, to support us one way or another.
We welcome your feedback and support.