20 Apr 2018

Solomons' tourism official dies, another staffer missing

4:27 pm on 20 April 2018

Staff at the Solomon Islands Visitor Bureau are receiving counselling after one colleague died and another went missing during an assessment by several staff of a hiking track.

The office's marketing officer, Stella Lucas, died during the assessment in the Mataniko River region near Honiara, but the Solomon Star newspaper said it has no other information on what happened.

Another worker Chris Nemaia is still missing.

The Bureau chairman, Wilson Ne'e, said he cannot comment on the exact circumstances until local authorities release an official report.