Student bus fare

Dear Editor – As a young Solomon Islander, I am really concerned about the student fare from GPPOL 2 to Honiara. It already stated in all buses travelling from East Guadalcanal to Honiara that students fare is $10 for one way. I find particularly appalling that most of the bus conductors tend to ask bigger…

Pacific Games bid victory

Dear Editor – History was achieved in Port Vila last week and thanks to the government and its delegation. Your lobbying strategies earned us the award. Since Solomon Islands won the bid, what’s next? 2023 is not far away therefore we must start thinking about sporting facilities. The Burns Creek land must now adequately dealt…

Land for development

Dear Editor – As a Solomon Islander and one whose livelihood depends very much on the land I am living on, I tend to be nervous about the catch words and phrases being used now-a-days to try and allure landowners, to open up their lands for development. Whilst development is good, we must also carefully…

Chancellor speaks on corruption

Corruption is rife in our very own society, education institutions, public and government organisations, almost in every works of life here in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. This is according to Chancellor of Goroka University, Joseph Sukwaianomb. “Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea is no different in many ways and the norm to corruption…

Cattle shipped to West

The Government run Tenavatu cattle farm in Central Guadalcanal has again live up to its expectation by shipping more than 100 plus cattle herds to one of the distributing cattle farms in the Western province named Ilolo. The shipment occurred yesterday afternoon. The shipment is part of the country’s National Cattle Rehabilitation Programme to rehabilitate…

SPTO to appoint CEO soon

SUVA, (FBC NEWS) – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Board is expected to announce its new Chief Executive soon. This follows the expiry of current CEO,Ilisoni Vuidreketi’s second term in office. Responding to questions sent by FBC News SPTO says the Board is following a process and upon completion, it will announce the successful…

Our Telekom’s Sunday promo lauded

Our Telekom’s Super Sunday TOPIDUP promotion has received widespread commendation for its convenience in the country. Various data users lauded the country’s leading network provider, saying that it makes communication suitable, especially during Sundays. Most are those that are frequent users of the social media connecting through the Our Telekom network. The promotion allows customers…

Govt to import more cattle

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) will import more cattle herds from Vanuatu this year. This was revealed by the Director of Livestock and Veterinary Services Rarney Keqa in an exclusive interview over the weekend. Mr. Keqa said the country was supposed to get more cattle last year the country, but…