APID – A special investigation

[I have mentioned in my last article on this that that article was the last on the handling by the Minerals Board of APID’s mineral licences on Rennell Island. But since then several documents have landed on my lap that the temptation to write another was irresistible.] So here it is. The Mines and Minerals…

Toki: Same-sex marriage is not for today

West Guadalcanal chief from Visale community, Sangalu ward says the ongoing campaign to legalise same- sex marriage around the world and now in the region, is not an issue for Solomon Islands, unless it becomes one. Speaking to this paper in an interview last week with North West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki, the…

Walk with A Perfect Heart

Welcome to our continuing discussion on the theme ‘The Secret of God’s Presence’ under our topic for this week, “Walk with a Perfect Heart.” Our next text to explore under this topic is 2 Kings 20:2-5, which says, “Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, O Lord, how I…

Preparing to battle drought

Port Moresby (The National) –  FARMERS in Chimbu have taken measures to help their communities overcome the current dry weather in the province. Village leader Tobby Sundu said several communities in the Gembogl district, including his bulb onion farming village of Womkama, were affected by drought and frost that has destroyed gardens and dried up…

Ministers learn about FFA operations

A five-member ministerial delegation led by the Minister of Fisheries John Maneniaru conducted a brief educational tour to the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) headquarters on Friday. Minister Maneniaru was joined by Foreign Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka, Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification David Dei Patcha, Designated Minister of Forests Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo and Minister…

MSG holds key trade meetings

Suva (Fiji Times) – A SERIES of key trade meetings will be held this week in Nadi by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The meetings will end with the 3rd MSG Trade Ministers Meeting on August 31. Senior officials and representatives from Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are attending the first meeting held today…

NPF staff on retreat

WELL over 100 staff members of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) went on a retreat on Sunday. This was part of an organisation wide exercise to conduct its 2 year scheduled SWOT analysis and update NPF’s five year rolling business plan (2014-2019), reports reaching the paper said yesterday. During the retreat, NPF’s department…

Tuna recipes promotion for women’s expo

WOMEN who are taking part in the Women’s Innovation Expo will be showcasing different tuna recipes when the weeklong event opens today. This was said by the President of the Honiara Council of Women, Martha Alacky when speaking to this paper, Monday. “In this weeklong event, women participants of this expo will also be doing…

Noisy weekends

Dear Editor – Its becoming a concern and public nuisance to see people making noises throughout the day during the weekends without considering others. There are people who have organised wedding celebrations and parties from Friday to Sunday. And they just continue to celebrate by drinking alcohol and playing loud music as if they are…