MP: RIPEL Issue not a puzzle anymore

THE ongoing plan to revitalise the Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) is gaining positive outcome as the Government and Russell Islands stakeholders engaged in a two day round-table for re-investment in Russell Island in Honiara. “It is not a riddle anymore not even a puzzle because we understand our problems and we are determine…

Japanese envoy visits Sogavare

ACTING Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a courtesy visit from the Commander of the visiting Japanese Navy Vessel JS Sazanami, Shoji Ishikawa this week. He was accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinarily and Plenipotentiary to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Shigeru Toyama on Tuesday afternoon. Speaking during the meeting, Commander Shoji Ishikawa expressed his gratitude…

REGISTRATION EXTENDED

THE Biometric Voter’s Registration deadline which was supposed to lapse on Thursday has been extended until 12 noon this Sunday. Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala made the announcement with the assistance of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers just before 4pm on Thursday. The announcement was welcomed by a huge number of voters…

Mother, daughter hit by car

A WOMAN and her daughter ended up in hospital yesterday after a speeding car that veered off the road hit them at a bus stop in Ranadi, east Honiara. The pair were waiting to board a bus when the incident occurred. Eye-witnesses say the vehicle, a black Toyota Caldina, was traveling westward, but at a…

New potato planting tech encouraged

THE manager of Adaliua Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) demonstration farm, Samson Hsu has encouraged planting the Kumara by applying the row-mounting method. This method was introducing to improve traditional ways of farming local sweet potato. During a visit to Adaliua TTM last Wednesday, Mr Hsu displayed the product samples of row-mounting method. He explain that …

Ghiro visit PCDF projects in Western

The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Nestor Ghiro has visited some infrastructure projects funded by the Provincial Capacity development Fund (PCDF) in parts of Western Province last week. Mr Ghiro and his Permanent Secretary Stanley Pirione and other officials were in Gizo last week for an induction programme for members of the…

Dr Forau new CBSI Deputy Governor

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has formally announced the appointment of Dr Luke Forau (PhD) as its new Deputy Governor. Dr. Luke Forau, who succeeds former Deputy Governor Gane Alva Simbe, has assumed responsibilities as of Tuesday 18 September. Outgoing Deputy Governor Mr Simbe retired from official duties last week after serving the…

Japanese soldiers’ remains recovered

Japanese Association for Recovery and Repatriation of War casualties (JARRWC) has recovered 88 remains of the Japanese soldiers who have sacrificed their life during the second War World. Their recovery was made possible through the support of the Japanese Association of Solomon Islands and local communities in the country. To bring home their body to…