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…

Repair work on Lata fisheries centre underway

THE Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) Programme, funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, is assisting the Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources with the refurbishment of the Fisheries Centre in Lata, Temotu Province. Work started in May and will take approximately five months to complete. Originally built with…

Students urged to work hard

Taiwanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Victor Yu has challenged Gwaigeo Community High School students to work hard and not waste any opportunity in life order to climb up the social scale in their life of education. He revealed this during a visit by a high level of delegation to the school last Wednesday.…

More SolRais’ promotion winners

SolRice has been busy this week presenting more cash to lucky winners from the ‘Win Cash with SolRais’ promotion. The company in a statement said, now in it’s 10th week, with only three more weeks to go, this hugely successful promotion continues to pay out cash to consumers of SolRais who have purchased 20kg or…

“Blackbird” The Film

Melbourne based Australian Solomon Islander filmmaker Amie Batalibasi has embarked on a journey to tell a story that has so often been left out of mainstream Australian history dialogue.  The Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) are the descendants of some estimated 55,000 to 62,500 Pacific Islanders who were brought to Australia between 1863 and 1904…

Kola denies traffic charges

FORMER Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Kola has denied the traffic charges laid against him on Tuesday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Kola entered not guilty pleas to the charges of careless & inconsiderate driving and failing to stop and report. Police charged Kola following the incident on 11 April 2014, at Point Cruz, when he…

Kwaso

Dear Editor – It is with deep concern that this above illegal alcohol is causing so much problem in our country today. For a start, let me say the person who was responsible in coming up with the recipe of this product is partly to be blamed for causing this ever growing problem we now…

Familiar clichés

Dear Editor –  There were some familiar clichés used in speeches made at last week’s regional conference on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation in Honiara. It took the Prime Minister, the Hon. Manesseh Sogavare, to come up with the key words that a change in mind set is needed if women in the Solomon Islands…

Telekom’s Red Hot

Dear Editor – In one of the media outlets issued this week, a newspaper reporter clearly stated that Our Telekom company has decided to stay on to this newly introduced Red Hot marketing as it is more economical and benefits both the company and its customers. Furthermore, it makes it easier to enjoy the finest…