Alcohol & domestic violence

Dear Editor – Many readers of your newspaper this morning at home and abroad would have been utterly appalled to have read the article alleging that a mother on Ulawa Island in the Makira Province was left paralyzed last Saturday following an argument with her partner who, allegedly, was intoxicated at the time. This latest…

Legal process to reclaim MV Sunrise 1

Dear Editor – Please allow me to contribute to an article on the above topic authored by George Fafale who is the late Martin Magga’s acquaintance. However, my contribution will be restricted on the basis of my involvement as the Secretary of the Temotu Pele Shipping Line Ltd (TPSL).  Generally, the issue of the sale…

Solomon Airlines making losses

Dear Editor – The controversial issue that hits the mainstream media in the last few months has taken a new twist. The popular social media platform FSII has exposed the lucrative salary paid to the current CEO despite poor performance of Solomon Airlines. The Solomon Airlines Board Chairman has defended the CEO saying “We are…

Public acknowledged for peaceful Easter

Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division of Honiara City Council has thanked the public for their good behaviour over the Easter period. Councillor Charles Aiwosuga said Honiara residents were able to celebrate the Easter peacefully and at the same time maintain the cleanliness of the City. “There were no major disturbances and I thank everyone…

NFA gets positive reaction for tuna forum

POST COURIER – Papua New Guinea’s National Fisheries Authority (NFA) has been receiving a lot of good response from corporate agencies and partners in the industry to sponsor the upcoming Pacific Tuna Forum to be held in Fiji. The fifth Regional Tuna Industry and Trade Conference, which will be held on September 22 and 23…

Seafarers undergo safety training

More than 18 untrained boat crews (seafarers) have undergone a training on basic marine safety over the weekend at Ranadi Industrial site, East Honiara. The training was an initiative program facilitated by Sol Safety Consultancy and Training Services (SSCTS) through marine authority to provide skills to untrained boat crews on basic Marine safety. Facilitating the…

Passenger boats must be inspected: Captain

A long serving ship captain and former Solomon Islands College of High Education marine Lecture Elijah Mouku says 90 percent of passenger vessels serving people need full inspection assessments. Mr Mouku said it is clear inspection of passenger and cargo boats has never been consistent. “A good number of boats servicing our waters were never…

Avaiki crowned 7s king

Avaiki rugby club once again prove their dominance by winning the Umi Kaban Easter rugby 7s tournament in Honiara on Saturday 4th April. They overcame their rivals Diesel Services 21 – 5 in the epic grand final in front of a good number of rugby fans and public. Reports reaching Star Sports revealed the game…