Wantok system

Dear Editor – This letter serves as my thought for all those struggling in the Solomon Islands amidst challenging times. My heart goes out t to all those whose hope hangs by a thread for the many young people who remain unemployed and without money, and to all those women and girls we have been…

Telling stories through short films

Dear Editor – In past years I was always interested to read of the work and success of the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) which some years ago was managed by the late Dr. John Roughan.  The SIDT visited many rural communities throughout the Solomon Islands and through play-acting and counseling services illustrated correct behavior…

Lives do matter

Dear Editor – It’s sad to note that someone who wanted to attend church was run over in a traffic accident on a Sunday morning recently. Pedestrians who walk to church or drive to church and elsewhere must be very careful and be on alert and watch out when walking along the road. Because death is…

In Court with Assumpta

* Court to summon alleged fraudster* Man accused of beating wife to enter plea* Def case next for two drug accused Court to summon alleged fraudster   THE Prosecution will be serving summons to an accused facing numerous charges of false pretence and demanding with menace to appear in court on February 8. That is…

Oil spill from wreckage at Lata wharf

An old tuna boat that sank off the Lata wharf, Temotu Province, a decade ago has begun leaking oil, prompting a resident to call on authorities to clean up the wreck before the oil spillage turns into an environmental disaster. In an email sent to this paper yesterday, Mr. Cedric T Williams, a resident of…

Dead body found, Police call for ID

A DEAD body of an adult male person was discovered floating at sea in the Kokosu area of Noro Township, Tuesday morning. In a Police Media statement, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) calls on members of the public at Noro and surrounding communities to help identify the dead body. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC)…

SIG, ADB conclude grant, loan talks

THE Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) has concluded the loan and grant negotiation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Honiara, last Thursday. This is for the proposed Land and Maritime Connectivity Project.  As it’s being set out in the Government’s National Transport Plan 2017–2036, the guiding principles for…

Ziru appointed as interim TCSI boss

The Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) welcomes on board Mr. Calvin Ziru as the Interim Commissioner of the Telecommunications Commission of Solomon Islands (TCSI). Mr. Ziru assumed office on Tuesday after receiving his letter of appointment from the Minister of Communications and Aviation, Hon Peter Shannel Agovaka on 29th January 2021. In accordance with section 10…

UCSI ordains new minister

The United Church of Solomon Islands, UCSI, has joyfully welcomed another Church minister into its folds on Saturday 30th January 2021. The new Minister is Reverend Rockson Benisi, from Rukutu village in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province. His ordination was conducted by the United Church Moderator Reverend David Garunu at the Wesley United Church in Honiara,…