Dolphin owner to sue gov’t

THE Management of Solmarine Mammal Breeding Centre says it is taking legal action against the government over the raid done to its dolphin research facility on Mbungana, Gela, last Saturday. Officials from the Ministry of Fisheries and police in Honiara raided the facility and released 27 dolphins kept in pens by Solmarine. “Solmarine has not…

FIRE TRAGEDY

Early morning blaze destroys Hatanga head office FIRE fighters were unable to stop an early morning blaze that gutted the headquarters of Hatanga Ltd at Ranadi, east Honiara, last Friday. By day break, the main complex that housed the company’s office and warehouse was gone. “The fire started at around 3am,” a neighbour told the…

Korea hosts PICs meeting in Busa

SOLOMON Islands was among other Pacific Island Countries (PICs) that participated at the 4th Korea-PICs Senior Officials Meeting in Busan, Korea, from the 24th to the 27th of October, 2016. The Solomon Islands delegation was led by William Soaki, Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Joseph Atkin-Tada, Assistant Secretary of the Asia, Africa…

Saving our last biodiversity hotspots

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Allow women to partake

“BOTH now and then, we had to accept your eternal wars.  And patiently we forgave whatever you did.  You didn’t receive critics – you were our idol.  But we did understand your play.  When we smilingly asked you “How did your peace negotiations go?  Did you decide upon peace?”  The man said: “Don’t bother.  Leave…

Let’s use social media wisely

THIS has been an interesting week after last Saturday night’s crowning of the 2016 Miss Solomons Pageant. Camilla Grossmith, who was sponsored by King Solomon Hotel, was our new queen. We congratulate Ms Grossmith and wish her well as she prepares to stake her claim for the Miss Pacific Islands crown. Last Saturday’s crowning ceremony…

More health workers needed

SOUTH Pacific countries need more people to get into the health services. President of International Council of Nurses, Dr Judith Shamian highlighted this during the opening ceremony at Mendana hotel in Honiara on Monday. “As the population in the South Pacific gets increasing every time, it is demanding that more workers are needed into the…