A lesson for all vendors

THE Magistrate Court yesterday handed down a 30 days imprisonment sentence for a female betelnut vendor after she continues to disobey the Honiara City Council laws by doing business along the streets of Honiara by selling betel nut and cigarettes. This was in relation to breaching the Council’s ordinances and illegally selling betelnut at the…

Worthy initiatives

Dear Editor – I am encouraged by the training initiative for young farmers from East Guadalcanal and the Malaita Province to give incentive to produce chocolate from locally grown cocoa beans. The fact that there is a possibility of the Solomon Islands manufacturing its own chocolate adds to my growing belief that there is much…

African snails sighted in Auki

African Giant snails have been sighted Thursday, by market security personnel at the Auki market. Chief security Ben Maenakefo told the paper in Auki yesterday they saw the live snails crawling along the walkway at the market. “This is the first ever case where we discover the snails here at the market.” Mr Maenakefo believes…

Roadside car wash concern

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will deal with roadside car wash business in parts of the city. This follows concern by a number of drivers and the traveling public. There were concerns and complains raised that this car washing business is on the rise which also disturbed the flow of traffic, disturbs the side of the…

New intern’l wharf progresses

THE expansion project on the new international ports wharf is making steady progress and is expected complete within a year from now. Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yeo revealed this on Wednesday in a press conference with the local media. Mr Yeo said work on the new wharf is progressing…

‘Pure chocolate’ taste lauded

Participants at the first ever chocolate making training in the country have acknowledged the ‘pure chocolate’ taste produced during the training. The 40 participants will end their one and half training today at the Maranatha Hall, East Honiara with a competition. Dr Nat Bletter, Chocolate Flavor meister of Madre Chocolate and is business partner David…

Concern over SIPA exit gate

“While the Honiara community appreciate the ongoing SIPA reform, it is foolish to see the exit gate closed at night,” a taxi driver who wants to remain anonymous raised his concern. He said, normally traffic was busy at nights especially when ships go down to Western province as such the exit gate should had remained…

New Bmobile/Vodafone tower in Ranadi

AS part of Bmobile/Vodafone expansion in the country a new tower is set to go on air tomorrow within the Ranadi area, east of Honiara. In a statement on Thursday the company’s Country Manager Niall Downey confirmed another new bmobile Vodafone site will go on air on the 1st of August. “It is another SST…