South road passengers stranded

TRUCKLOADS of passengers from the Are,are and West Kwaio regions bound for Auki yesterday morning never made it due to a flooding Laulana River at Radefasu. Laulana Bridge at Radefasu connects Central Kwara’ae to the West Kwaio and West Are’are constituencies. The bridge was burnt after results of the recent national general elections emerged, by…

SI seafood businesses stand chance to grow from Fish 2.0

Solomon Islands entrepreneurs working within the seafood sector from boat to plate could exponentially expand their businesses through the Fish 2.0 competition launched globally early this month. Fish 2.0 is a business competition that connects investors with seafood businesses giving them an opportunity to win over $180,000 in prizes, gain international visibility, find strategic partners…

Women want more PS, envoy posts

THE National Council of Women (NCW) last week met with the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during which they delivered a package of concerns and recommendations. NCW made a submission on women’s political participation and recommendations to the DCC policies. One of their concerns was on the long list of political appointees. They also recommended that…

Rennell people benefit from mining spin-offs

Village farmers, fishermen and village shop owners of West Rennell and surrounding communities are experiencing the influx of cash-flow and increase of revenue in their shops and communities as a direct result of the current bauxite mining operation in the area. A landowner Malcolm Sau who has just returned from his village in West Rennell,…

PM lauds Aust for assistance

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has lauded Australia’s contributions towards Solomon Islands development and upkeep of law and order. Mr Sogavare made the remark during the occasion to mark Australia Day on Monday where he joined Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Andrew Byrne and other Australian citizens working or residing in Solomon Islands. He said…

ROC dishes out 10,000 solar lamp sets

REPUBLIC of China (ROC) Taiwan on Tuesday officially handed over 10,000 units of solar lamps to the Solomon Islands government through the Ministry of Rural Development. The SBD $ 2.23million solar lamp project originated from ‘One students One solar’ lamp program. The handing over of the solar lamp was witness by the Minister for rural…