Indonesia supports Palestinian independence?

What about West Papua? United Liberation Movement for West Papua  The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) just held its extraordinary summit in Jakarta from 6 to 7 March, with the theme “Independence is the right of all nations”. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia reaffirmed its support for the independence and sovereignty of Palestine.…

A young woman in a warehouse?

A female doing men’s job in a warehouse is a thing of the past for 23-year-old, young and plucky Phyllis Entrikin. Known affectionately as Phylli to her colleagues and friends, the young Vonavona beauty was the Procurement Officer for the National Fisheries Development (NFD) Limited – one of the biggest tuna establishments, based in Noro…

Naha builds new ECE classroom for students

Naha Community High School in east Honiara opened a new classroom for its Early Child Education (ECE), Friday. School principal John Francis Mamani said this was a new dawn for the ECE division of the school.  “Thank teachers, parents and guardians for your working together that resulted in this building that we are here to…

New claims against SIPA

Overseas shipper withdraws service here ESCALATING costs in tariffs and port handling charges at the Point Cruz Wharf would be passed on to consumers, a business leader has warned. The warning comes as the saga surrounding allegations of possible money laundering and unapproved expenditures continue to dog the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive…

Fisheries observer, a challenging job

FISHERIES observer job is a challenging one for local observers and those from other Pacific Island countries, says the Solomon Islands Observer Trainer/Assessor Harold Vilia. Mr Vilia highlighted this during his presentation at the Tunanomics workshop at the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) headquarters, in Honiara recently. Some of these include personal safety, ignorance,…

Work on SINU fisheries school set to start soon

WORK on a two-storey Fisheries Training Complex for the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) at Ranadi Campus is expected to start soon. This was after the university and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) held a ground-breaking ceremony for the project, Friday. KOICA is funding the project, which will be carried out by Hatanga Construction.…

Opposition: Kick out Skyline too

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has commended the Government on its decision to discontinue any further association with the Nazar Group.  However, it says the Government must do the same with the Skyline Investment Group. In a statement, the Parliamentary Opposition said whilst welcoming the Government’s decision to terminate the contract signed with Nazar, it strongly…

Muaki denies using alias facebook name

SPECIAL Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Muaki has dismissed claims he used an alias facebook account to attack his colleagues at the Prime Minister’s Office. The facebook account “Bart MV” used Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) to launch serious allegations against former SSPM Rence Sore and press secretary Deli Oso. FSII has since…

Telekom supports city clean-up

OUR Telekom has thrown its support behind a planned clean-up of Honiara today and tomorrow. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) is organising the clean-up of the streets and highway. Our Telekom’s Public Relations Officer Lawrence Nodua confirmed the company donated 20 cartoons of water, 250 baggage bag, 15 beach umbrella, and 100 red hot T’-shirts…

Sogavare happy with Suva meetings

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described his meetings with his Fijian counterpart Frank Baenimarama and Foreign Affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kabuabola in Suva, Fiji, as ‘very successful.’ Prime Minister Sogavare is visiting Suva in his capacity as the Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to discuss with his Fiji counterpart issues facing the MSG including…