Our waters rich with tuna

SOLOMON Islands is still in the lead, topping the tuna population in the pacific region and most probably the world. This was made known to local media by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR), in his presentation during the Tunanomics workshop held at the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

SINU 5 yrs plan unveiled

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has launched its five years strategic plan (2016-2020) to try and achieve quality and excellence education. Minister of Education and Human Resources, Moffat Fugui, who launched the plan, said university education and learning do product changes. Fugui said these changes include the Solomon Islanders can contribute positively to the…

Soltuna employs hundreds more

SOLOMON Islands very own tuna exporter Soltuna will this month employ an additional 200 workers to strengthen its activities in the local tuna industry. This was revealed to the media by the company’s Human Resource Manager Cain Kaieti during a press meeting with members of the local media, at the Noro base last week. “We…

Fiji traders warned against price gouging

SUVA,  (FBC NEWS) – Fijian Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, has reiterated his warning to traders to refrain from engaging in price gouging and other unfair trade practices. “It has been noted that some traders have exploited consumers following Cyclone Winston. These practices are not acceptable and will not be tolerated…

Fiji Airways donates $1m

Suva (Fiji Sun) – Fiji Airways last week donated $1 million towards the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to assist those affected by Cyclone Winston. Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Andre Viljoen, handed the cheque over to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The airline has also announced free carriage of relief supplies domestically…

EU to provide FJ$10m for recovery

Suva, Fiji – The European Union (EU) will provide an initial FJ$ 10 million through the Pacific Community (SPC) to complement the Fijian Government’s efforts in relief, recovery and rehabilitation following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. The funds will immediately be made available from EU-SPC projects for communities and businesses in the most…

Salesian celebrate Holy Eucharist in style

SALESIAN community in Solomon Islands celebrated a Holy Eucharist with the visiting FMA Mother General Yvonne Reungoat at Don Bosco Technical Institution Henderson, Monday. The celebration is part of welcoming the Salesian and John Bosco community come together shear the Eucharist. It was attended by Don Bosco Students, Priests, Salesian Sisters and three Catholic bishops…

MMF denounces scholarship awarding process

ONE of the watchdog groups in the country has condemned the backdoor approach made by politicians and some people on the formal procedure of the National Training Unit (NTU) to award scholarships. General Secretary of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Charles Ashley yesterday reiterated that this country must respect the mandated body that deals with scholarship…

Road works

Dear Editor – Its good to see some work being done to fix our roads. I know its only for short term. But in any way, its helpful to the traffic. Honiara city deserve a road that can with stand our climate because each year will be have more roads and with rain comes the…