Sir Allen pays tribute

FORMER Prime Minister, Sir Allen Kemakeza has paid tribute to late Sir Peter Kenilorea for his contribution in government, politics and nation building. Sir Peter, a statesman and the nation’s first Prime Minister died at the National Referral Hospital(NRH) in Honiara last Thursday 25th February 2016, at age 72. He led the country to attain…

Announcement of by-election results

A press conference will be held at Honiara City Council’s chambers on Thursday 3rd March 2016  at  10am  to announce the results of the by election of Vuhokesa ward in Central Honiara.. The by-election will be held tomorrow. The by-election Returning Officer will be present as will the Acting Lord Mayor and City Clerk to…

Second workshop on 2014 Draft Federal Constitution

Permanent Secretaries and Under Secretaries of the various Government Ministries are currently undergoing a workshop as part of the Public Awareness on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands. The Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) is organising it at Heritage Park Hotel. CRU, DCC Government’s Fundamental Reform Unit (FRU) and Constitutional Congress, led by…

Schools taking lead in hand-washing campaign

Wasim han weitim wata an sop bifo kaikai an afta toilet!  Thats the message that being promoted by schools in Honiara and Guadalcanal, after a workshop with Ministry of Health (MHMS) last week. On Thursday, 25 February, Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers from ten selected schools in Honiara  and Guadalcanal, spent a  morning  working with the …

Our waters rich with tuna

SOLOMON Islands is still in the lead, topping the tuna population in the pacific region and most probably the world. This was made known to local media by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), in his presentation during the Tunanomics workshop held at the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

SINU 5 yrs plan unveiled

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has launched its five years strategic plan (2016-2020) to try and achieve quality and excellence education. Minister of Education and Human Resources, Moffat Fugui, who launched the plan, said university education and learning do product changes. Fugui said these changes include the Solomon Islanders can contribute positively to the…

Soltuna employs hundreds more

SOLOMON Islands very own tuna exporter Soltuna will this month employ an additional 200 workers to strengthen its activities in the local tuna industry. This was revealed to the media by the company’s Human Resource Manager Cain Kaieti during a press meeting with members of the local media, at the Noro base last week. “We…

Fiji traders warned against price gouging

SUVA,  (FBC NEWS) – Fijian Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, has reiterated his warning to traders to refrain from engaging in price gouging and other unfair trade practices. “It has been noted that some traders have exploited consumers following Cyclone Winston. These practices are not acceptable and will not be tolerated…

Fiji Airways donates $1m

Suva (Fiji Sun) – Fiji Airways last week donated $1 million towards the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to assist those affected by Cyclone Winston. Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Andre Viljoen, handed the cheque over to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The airline has also announced free carriage of relief supplies domestically…