Guadalcanal business lady grabs top award

A FEMALE cocoa farmer from East Guadalcanal came out the winner of the first ever Solomon Island women micro business awards organised by Central Bank of Solomon Island (CBSI). Agnes Pilopaso from Okea ,Ngalivera, GPPOL 1 North Central Guadalcanal grabbed the top award of the 2015 Solomon Island Micro Business Awards. Ms Pilopaso was awarded…

Police remember fallen comrades

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and Participating Police Force (PPF) will be commemorating Blue Ribbon day today. This is to remember fallen comrades who lost their lives in the line of duty around the world, and those who placed their lives for the course of freedom and peace for all. “This important occasion…

Market murder verdict deferred

THE verdict of three men accused of the brutal murder of a young diplomat outside of the Honiara Central Market in 2012 has been further deferred. Justice Francis Mwanesalua said he will hand down the verdict, Tuesday next week. The adjournment was made because one of the lawyers representing an accused who faces an additional…

New taxi service launched in Auki

A newly registered taxi service c was launched in Auki, Malaita province yesterday. Called Kirio taxi services, the launching involved a parade by the taxi fleet from Kilu’ufi Hospital to Auki town in Malaita Province. It was an initiative of local business owner Joseph Au’u from Fanalai in South Malaita province who is based in…

Workers threaten to go on strike

EMPLOYEES of Solomon Water are demanding the removal of their expatriate finance and administration manager and reinstatement of two local female workers terminated early this month. The demands were contained in a 28-day strike notice Workers Union of Solomon islands (WUSI) issued on behalf of the workers to the board and management of Solomon Water…

PMO – explanations please!

THE Opposition is right. The silence coming from the Office of the Prime Minister on its questionable handling of certain issues is truly deafening. So much so for a government that assumes power on the platform of change. Take the Skyline saga for instance. There have been questions raised about the genuineness of this paper…

Impressive scientific findings

THE Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Dr Franco Rodie says that the recent historic discoveries in Guadalcanal are impressive. He made the statement when speaking at a media event in Honiara yesterday to announce a number of discoveries being made following a two weeks expedition survey at the…

Man bound over for spitting at sister

A MAN who confessed to spitting betel-nut juice on his sister’s face has been given a bound over sentence in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Joseph Tata Teingoa, who pleaded guilty to one count of common assault, was given a bound over sentence of 12 months to keep the peace within family in the…

New deal signed here

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) signed a partnership agreement yesterday to jointly carry out a range of activities to further enhance, broaden and deepen financial inclusion here. The partnership agreement was signed by Governor Denton Rarawa of the CBSI and Judith Karl, Executive Secretary of…