NCMM successfully visits Vanuatu

A total of 115 members of the Niuleni Community Music Ministry (NCMM) (a singing ministry) and some volunteers recently returned from a Cyclone Pam Rehabilitation mission project undertaken on the Island of Pele, Vanuatu.  Reports said, the members comprised of men, women and children from ages as young as 5 – 75 years old. The…

‘The Voice’ star is here

ELLY OH, the visiting star contestant of ‘The Voice Australia 2014’ is now in the country ahead of her show tonight. She arrived safely in the capital yesterday afternoon. A small Honiara crowd welcomed the star on her arrival where later she had 30 minutes of press conference with members of the local media at…

More jobs

Ports to recruit 80 new workers SOLOMON Island Ports Authority (SIPA) is recruiting 80 new employees as part of the organisation’s second phase reform program. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yeo, revealed this during a press conference held at his office, Wednesday afternoon. Mr Yeo said, majority of new these 80 employees will be female.…

Opposition demands clarification on $3.7m payout

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Prime Minister and his Cabinet to tell the truth to the public regarding the $3.7 million compensation payout. In a statement on Wednesday, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says revelation that the Finance Ministry has already paid $3,732,828 to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) is “shocking especially to taxpayers…

Premier applauds Fiu resource owners

MALAITA Province premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has praised Fiu resource owners saying they set an example to other Malaita resource owners. Mr Ramohia said Malaitans always talked about development, but never organise themselves to pave way for development. “What Fiu Resource Owners are doing which allows for a smooth coordination of planning the Fiu Hydro…

Reviewed agreement delays flights to Gwaunaru’u

GWAUNARU’U airport near Auki has been declared re-opened by Aviation but the delay rests with Solomon Airlines and the National Government according to Malaita’s provincial minister for lands administration reform and survey. Martin Fini made the clarification following public queries on why there are still no flights to the airstrip despite recent declaration that the…

Deal for tourism institute support

The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has on Wednesday signed a milestone memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) which will pave the way for a $747,807.02 assistance to the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality at the SINU School of Business and Management. This assistance is part of…

Betel-nut vendor sent to prison

A woman has been sent on Wednesday to serve 30 days in prison after she failed to pay up her fines, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Bridgette Ngalena was arrested on 20 April, 2015 for selling betel nut, fruit leaf and cigarettes at various spots in Honiara. She pleaded guilty to the two counts of…

Two face sentence over cash robbery

ONE of the men who robbed more than $130,000 from another man at the King George Bus stop in East Honiara will be sentenced on August 7. Adam Talu pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in relation to the incident on 17 September, 2014. His co-accused, a taxi driver, Francis Gugumae who had also…