CHINA IMPRESSED 

The Chinese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Li Ming, has concluded a two-day visit to Western Province, announcing the Embassy’s unqualified support for establishing sister-city relations between China’s Fujian Province and Western Province. “The Chinese Embassy fully supports the establishment of a sister-relationship between Fujian Province and Western Province,” Ambassador Li said. The visit…

MASI: Access of correct infor difficult

Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) President, Georgina Kekea has revealed that Journalists in the country are always finding it difficult to access information for verification of stories by authorities when reporting on ‘Corruption’ related issues.  Ms. Kekea highlighted this when speaking during a panel discussion after the launching of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)…

WHY ARE WE SO CORRUPT?

SOLOMON ISLANDS ranked 44 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) survey announced last week. CPI uses a scale of 0 to 100 to rank nations, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Last week, the wise men and women of Solomon Islands congregated to discuss a solution. The…

Tongs donate PPEs worth $50k to NRH

The country’s leading supplier of building materials, general hardware, steel, and plumbing materials, Tongs Corporation has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the National Referral Hospital worth around SBD$50,000, last Thursday. In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is thankful for the assistance of 3000 protective face- masks, 2,400 60ML hand…

GOODBYE SIFF ACADEMY

Football Academy site now under NHA   The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has officially handed over its former headquarters at the Allan Boso Complex to the Hosting Authority (NHA) as one of the development sites for the 2023 Pacific Games. The handing over ceremony was held at Allen Boso Complex, SIFF Academy on Saturday and…

SI’s new Honorary Consul in Victoria 

The government has appointed Mr. Dean Aqo Wickham as the next Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in the state of Victoria in Australia. The government of Australia through DFAT has accepted Mr. Wickham’s nomination in early January 2021.  Mr. Wickham will commence his official duties later this month, a position he will hold for the next…

In Court with Assumpta

* Island Night club case returns Feb 12* 20 months in jail for unlawful wounding, $60 theft Island Night club case returns Feb 12 A PLEA and an election of a form of a committal hearing are likely to be made next in relation to the fatal traffic incident that claimed the life of an…