West Kwaraáe MP

Dear Editor – Now and then some of the MPs are treading in the right direction. You’ll see in the papers MPs would outline their constituency Annual Reports on how they expended ALL funds under their disposal either directly or indirectly via line ministries, and Annual Work Plans for the new year. This ultimately manifests…

PT&I’s Pacific Path to Market programme a success

AUCKLAND, (PT &I) – Pacific Islands Trade & Invest’s delegation of 25 small Pacific Island businesses has given the four-day Pacific Path to Market programme the thumbs up. The representatives from eight Pacific Islands countries, arrived for Auckland’s Pasifika Festival 26-27 March. They are returning to their home islands after a successful and busy two-day…

Survivors tell of ordeal

SOME of the survivors of the fire incident at the fish & chip area, Central market which caught fire on Thursday said the fire had caught them by surprise because it happened so fast. As result there was shock and panic as the fire burst into huge balls of fire from one of the fish…

MARKET CHAOS

Fire razes food bars, no fatalities TWO fast-food bar cubicles at the Central Market were left in tatters after a fire razed through them yesterday afternoon, throwing the busy market area into chaos. But fire fighters quickly put the blaze down from spreading to the nearby cubicles, and that no one was injured or killed.…

Gov____t pilots public service leave management system

GCU: The Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) is piloting its first-ever computerized Leave Management and Passage Arrangement process this week. A selected group from a number of Government Ministries began the training programme at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in Honiara, Thursday. The programme was initiated following…

New shredding machine for dump site

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) has finally taken delivery of a new shredding machine on Wednesday. The machine is being installed at the Ranadi landfill dump site, east Honiara. The donation was made possible by Sumitomo Metal and Mining Solomon Limited (SMM Solomon). “This is first of its kind for the HCC to have this…

Vietnamese fish poachers detained, probe underway

THE Forty three (43) Vietnamese fish poachers who were apprehended by the Solomon Islands Maritime Police at Indispensable Reef of the Coast of Rennell Island on Thursday night were on Wednesday detained at Rove while investigations are underway. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Gwen Ratu during a media outdoor conference at Aola Base wharf said,…

Drivers cheat death

TWO taxi drivers on Wednesday escaped death after their cars collided along the Prince Philip Highway at the junction in front of Ela Motors at Ranadi, East Honiara. A Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Caldina were involved in the crash. Driver of the RAV4 claimed he was driving eastward on the high lane at a higher…

Lady pilots sky aircraft

FOR the first time in the history of Solomon Airlines two local female pilots flew a Twin Otter aircraft H4-FSI together on a commercial schedule yesterday. The Airlines management were at the airport to witness the two females took off. A statement from the Solomon Airlines’ Human Resources Department said, it’s a big achievement and…

Murder accused to stand trial in high court

The man accused of murdering his five month-old pregnant wife at northwest Guadalcanal has been committed to stand trial at the High Court. This followed a short form preliminary inquiry conducted on his matter on Tuesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo having looked through the committal documents was satisfied that…