Taskforce set up to probe beche-de-mer

A Special Taskforce has been established to investigate the beche-de-mer industry in light of allegations that the issuance of licenses for the exportation marine products (beche-de-mer) were in breach of relevant laws. The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has announced this Thursday. “It was alleged that issuance of Export License on Marine Products…

Man claims officer hit him on the mouth

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Lusibaea challenges Parliament over Fisheries Bill

MEMBER of Parliament for North Malaita Jimmy Lusibaea has challenged Parliament as to whose interest is Solomon Islands pushing to pass the Fisheries Management Bill 2015. Mr Lusibaea’s call came amidst reports that the European Union has pressured the Fisheries Ministry for Parliament to pass the Fisheries Management Bill 2015 or risk losing its access…

Vura CHS soon to own library

More than 830 students studying at the Vura community highschool (CHS) will soon benefit from the first ever library in the school. The newly built school library is expected to be completed by next week said the construction leader Marlon Mau. Mr Mua said, at the moment they just waiting for paints to arrive and…

Police probe Shortland murder

POLICE are still investigating the case of a young man who allegedly stabbed to death a man at Shortland Islands, Western Province early this year. Martin Rapena, 18, briefly appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday and his matter was further adjourned to 7 May.Public Prosecutor Olivia Ratu who appeared on instructions of her colleague…

KGA go down to communities

KASTOM Gaden Association (KGA) has recently sent out its officers to the provinces as part of visiting farmers, conduct trainings and providing planting materials. The visiting program is parts of KGA’s role to strengthen its link between local farmers in the country to promote food security through methods of organic farming for local farmers in…

Role of SOEs highlighted

STATE-OWNED Enterprises (SOEs) play a critical role in our economy, Permanent Secretary for Finance and Treasury, Fred Fakarii, says. He was speaking while opening the SOE forum held in Honiara, Wednesday. Mr Fakarii outlined the Government’s expectations of SOEs and emphasized the important role they play in the economy.  “SOEs play a critical role in…

SOE here improves

SOLOMON Islands State Owned Enterprises (SOE) portfolio has undergone a dramatic turnaround since 2008. This was revealed by an Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday during the SOE forum. The reports revealed that Solomon Islands is now the most profitable portfolio in the pacific, and in the benchmark sample. “Average of amount of net income…