IS IT REALLY AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE? 

IN countries ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, governments came up with schemes to keep the economy breathing. It was more or less keeping the economy on a life-support system. The idea is to ensure people remain at work. Our government too came up with one – $309 million of it. But instead of focusing on…

Suspended officer refuses to talk over missing $300k

THE police officer who was suspended in connection to the missing $300k exhibit money had refused to talk with police officers during an interview. Deputy Commissioner National Security and Operation Support Ian Vaevaso revealed this when asked by a reporter for an update on this investigation. “Last week, the Police’s Professional Standards and Internal Investigation…

Police house razed in Noro 

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Noro Police Station are trying to establish the cause of a fire that razed to the ground a police residential house at Noro in the Western Province, Thursday. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “The burning incident happened between…

Soaki pays farewell call to Bainimarama

Outgoing Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, William McDonald Soaki has thanked the Government of Fiji for the waiver granted to Solomon Islands’ tertiary students studying in Fiji in extending their visas. Mr. Soaki conveyed this when he paid a farewell courtesy call on Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic…

Local models complete remote Photoshoot 

LOCAL models Blake Lee and Mynisha Boso have completed their engagement in a remote Photoshoot with London’s professional fashion photographer and LPEW lead photographer Tim Copsey, at Heritage Park (HP) in Honiara, Thursday.  The photoshoot was purposely for the London Pacific Fashion Week (LPFW) and to further build Blake and Mynisha’s portfolio as models which…

Concealed goods intercepted, confiscated

BIOSECURITY officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) have impounded dozens of concealed goods from a shipment at the Ports International wharf in Honiara, Thursday.  The goods were seized after officers found that the importer, My Solo LTD, breached the country’s biosecurity regulations by importing the products without a valid import permit.  “Importing…

Sergeant to man Namuga Police Post

THE Makira Ulawa RSIPF Headquarters in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital of Makira Ulawa Province is posting its experienced Sergeant, Charles Alisi to man Namuga Police Post in the Star Harbour area of East Makira.  The RSIPF Provincial Police Commander, Peter Sitai says Mr. Alisi is being posted to Namuga Police Post to replace the…

China-SI Tourism Potential

  CHINESE Ambassador to the Solomon Islands His Excellency (H.E) LI Ming said there’s a big potential for tourism cooperation between China and Solomon Islands. Ming made this profound statement when he delivered his remarks at the 2021 Tourism in Focus on Friday in Honiara. “First of all, please allow me to extend sincere congratulations to…

A BANKER HEADS SOLOMON POWER 

Former Banker, Kiriau is new SOE Chief    A CENTRAL banker of more than 14 years’ experience is the new Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA), the nation’s second-oldest State-Owned Enterprise. Donald John Kiriau’s appointment was announced by the Board Chairman of SIEA, trading as Solomon Power, David Quan, in…