CHINA’S TOP CHOICES

SI, PNG dominate China’s appetite for Pacific natural resources   SOLOMON Islands and its Melanesian near-neighbour, Papua New Guinea have dominated China’s appetite for Pacific natural resources, according to analysis of trade data by The Guardian newspaper. The analysis shows how China dominates Pacific mining, logging and fishing at the cost to it estimated at…

THRILLING START

Isabel United, Waneagu FC, and Central Coast win TSL opening matches   VFRESH Isabel United, Waneagu FC and Central Coast FC kicked off their 2021/2022 Telekom S-league campaign with wins at Lawson Tama yesterday. The opening match saw a resilient Vfresh Isabel United side edged former champion Solomon Warriors FC 3-2 to register their first…

Wale: Media plays critical role in Health Bill 

LEADER of Opposition said Media as a Fourth Estate in the country’s Democracy has a critical role to play to ensure the Public Emergency Bill 2021 is reasonable, justifiable and proportionate.  Mathew Wale highlighted this at the Inquiry into the Public Emergency Bill 2021, when the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) Executive Board Members…

Wate express gratitude to SIPA employees 

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Deputy Chairman, Mr Michael Wate has expressed words of gratitude towards former and current employees of the SIPA for their contribution towards the organization.   SIPA Deputy Chairman Michael Wate has stated this during the 65th Anniversary ceremony on Friday 5th at the Unity Square, SIPA area.  “I would like to…

Former Malaita PS on secret meeting

A FORMER Malaita Provincial Secretary (PS) who attended a secret meeting organised by three Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) has come out and cleared the air regarding his presence at the meeting.  Harold Leka said he was invited to the meeting by the MPA for Ward 15 Edward Misite’e where he said he accepted…

Sepi forms Women Inshore Fisheries Initiative

A NEWLY established group known as Sepi Women Inshore Fisheries Initiative that engages women in the Fisheries Sector has been established last month.  The Sepi women Inshore Fisheries Initiative comprises of 20 members from the Sepi Village, West Bugotu, Santa Ysabel.  This newly formed organisation is aimed at engaging in the fisheries sector – To…