Hunikera case adjourned

THE pre-trial conference on the case of the former provincial police commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera has been further adjourned to tomorrow. The court heard that the pre-trial conference documents were already sent to the defence counsel and he is yet to make a response. The hearing was supposed to take place yesterday but since…

Mine appeal hearing ends

NO date has been fixed for the ruling of the appeal case which Sumitomo Ltd lodged, challenging last year’s High Court ruling of its case against Axiom Mining Ltd. The two weeks hearing before the Court of Appeal completed on Friday last week in the High Court. It was heard by a three-panel judge –…

Unveiling of new Auki Police station today

THE newly constructed Auki police station will be officially opened today. This was confirmed by the Malaita Provincial police Commander (PPC) in Auki Alfred Uiga yesterday. Mr Uiga said, the police officials in Honiara, Malaita Provincial Government officials, local chiefs, Church leaders and community leaders are expected to attend the event today. Guests from Honiara…

PM opens ocean summit

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged participants in the inaugural Solomon Islands Government Ocean Summit to be open about the problems the country faces in achieving the goal of protecting its ocean and marine lives. The one-day summit organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology and…

Japan seeks to deepen ties here

JAPAN is deepening its engagement with Solomon Islands with the visit this week in Honiara of Tatsuya Haga, secretary general of the Japan Pacific Islands Association. Mr Haga, who arrived last Saturday, was here to further explore areas the Japanese government could further engage with Solomon Islands. “My trip is sort of like a research…

First aid training benefits Kolosori communities

ABOUT 75 villagers from Kolosori in Isabel have joined 45 workers of AxiomKB to complete a basic first aid training course sponsored by the mining company. Occupational Health and Safety Officer for AxiomKB, Ernest Koli said, “the training is part of the company’s efforts to promote safety amongst our workers and villagers in our project…

Councilors want REP extended

WITH the Rapid Employment Project (REP) continues to make an impact in communities in and around Honiara, the Honiara City Councilors have expressed their interest to see REP continues for another term. This was revealed after a team from REP made a presentation about the project which was attended by a good number of the…

Archives day celebrated

Archives are vital for democratic accountability as they document the decision a government makes, how they make decisions and how those decisions are implemented says the director of the National Archives of Solomon Islands Julian Chorigolo in a speech to mark the international archives day. She said, archives document the past and inform the future…

Work of archive acknowledged

It is important that on the world archives day, we reflect on the unique roles our national archives and archivist perform. Speaking during the world archives day yesterday the Ministry of Culture and Tourism supervising Permanent Secretary Moses Tepai said, it is significant the nation recognises the uniqueness of archives in the way they provide…

SI marks archives day

NATIONAL Archives of Solomon Islands has celebrated the world archives day with an archives open day on Tuesday. The celebration was held that the National Archives compound in Honiara which saw the National Archives open its doors for the public. The daylong event started in the morning with speeches and ended in the afternoon with…