Solrice import Vietnam rice

Dear Editor – Very interesting indeed and what a hypocritical turn after much ado about “poor quality Vietnamese rice” and after much effort in putting a stop to SIPA’s efforts to sell lower, affordable  priced rice to Solomon Islanders, Nick Ellis has the guts to promote “good quality Vietnamese rice” for sale to Solomon Islanders.…

Airport facelift

Big plans for Gwaunaru’u SOLOMON Airlines says plans are in place to tar-seal and build a lighting system for Gwaunaru’u Airport in Malaita. Chief Executive Officer Ron Sumsum announced this on Wednesday at the commissioning of the airport, following its reopening, Monday. Gwaunaru’u, the third busiest domestic airport in the country, was closed down more…

Accused told to find a lawyer

A man facing a traffic offence that resulted in the death of another person at Aruligo, Northwest Guadalcanal last year has been given time to find a lawyer to represent him. This was after Clifton Ruele of the Public Solicitor’s office, who was allocated the matter, informed the court he cannot represent Lionel Rifasia. This…

ACP calls to fight corruption

LOCAL police officers have been challenged to take a strong stand in fighting corruption within the force and their workplace. This was highlighted by the Assistant Police Commissioner National Capital and Crime Prevention, Mostyn Mangau. He said corruption has no room in the police force so as any other work places and offices within the…

Audit call

Gov’t urged to close in on ‘ghost companies’ OPPOSITION Leader, Jeremiah Manele has urged the Government to carry out an audit in each of the government ministries. This is following claims that local ‘ghost companies’ have reportedly embezzled millions of dollars from Government funds over the years. Mr Manele said the government must begin a…