Usi:Tobacco Act a joke

THE Tobacco Control Act passed by the National Parliament on the 18th of March 2010 was a joke says Burns Creek Paramount Chief Peter Usi. Speaking Solomon Star newspaper on Thursday chief Usi said bus drivers, conductors and the Chinese shop owners and sales assistants are the most obvious violators in breaching the Tobacco Control…

Gov’t support for SINU

THE Democratic Coalition for Change government in its policy strategy and translation aims to strengthen and support the capacity and infrastructure development at the Solomon Islands National University. This assistance has reached a milestone when SIG fully funded computer labs were officially opened at the National Institute early this week. The computer labs are fully…

Call to care for properties

The public in Honiara City have been reminded again to take good care of Council properties around the City. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division Charles Aiwosuga made to call to remind everyone to show respect and be good Citizens. “I would like to remind the public in the City to take good care of…

Ronia slams corruption practises

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) Executive Officer Edward Ronia has strongly condemned corruption practices that continues to be entertained in the government. In his short statement during the People’s Forum meeting in Honiara recently Ronia stated that unaccounted millions of dollars were swept under the carpet in the past years and not a single person had…

Youths presents vital issues in forum

YOUTHS from nine communities from North West to East Guadalcanal have presented vital issues that they faced in their respective areas during the youth forum on Wednesday. The nine communities were, Kusika, Veravaulu, Takaboru, Titinge, Papaho, Mbarana, Papagu, Koli, and Komporo. They were part of Save the Children’s Youth Outreach Partnership Project in Guadalcanal province.…

SI submits application to INTERPOL

Solomon Islands Government through the Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Peter Shanel Agovaka has submitted the country’s application for a membership to the INTERPOL. This was done during a visit to the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore last week. A statement from the Government Communication Unit said, INTERPOL is a…

Fiu hydro project plan submitted

THE strategic work plan 2015 to 2017 for Fiu hydro project was handed over the Malaita provincial government by the resource owners of the Fiu hydro project this. Malaita Premier Peter Channel Ramohia received the document on Wednesday in Auki. The ceremony was attended and witnessed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy Deputy Director…

Grading for Uni students

THE long awaited students’ result for students studying at the Solomon Islands National University should be ready by this week. This was confirmed by Pro-Vice chancellor Academic professor Basil Shelton Marasinghe. This follows concerns raised by the students asking why their first semester one results have been delayed for so long now. He said, that…

PM told: put your money where your mouth is

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister to “walk the talk” and “put the money where his mouth is”. In a statement, the Opposition Group said amongst the list of promises the Prime Minister and his Government promised to the people of this country, a notable one is the projects in Malaita province.…