SI to join China outbound tourism travel market

SOLOMON Islands is joining the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) at the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) this week. The Solomon Islands, Samoa and a private sector operator (The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort) from Tahiti is attending the three-day event at the China Outbound Tourism and Travel Market in Beijing. A statement…

Our economy to grow

The Solomon Islands economy is projected to grow by 3.5 percent over the medium term. That’s according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released by the World Bank on Monday. The report highlighted that direct investment, the resumption of mining activities investments in fishing processing plants and information technology will boost growth for the…

Momis wants to re-open Panguna mine

BUKA, (PNG LOOP) – If Bougainville’s caretaker president John Momis is re-elected in next month’s elections his government will immediately begin discussions on re-opening the Panguna mine. The huge mine was the catalyst for the civil war that engulfed the Papua New Guinea autonomous region for much of the 1990s. Momis says a resumption of…

Support for staged limited rearmament

A community leader in Honiara supports the decision of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to approve a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Pastor David Komasi of the Assembly of God Gateway Church in the Alligator Creek community, East Honiara expressed his support for the limited rearmament during community consultations…

Officers to undergo training in Singapore

The Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI), the Singapore Government through His Excellency Mr Mathews, Singapore non-residence High Commissioner to the South Pacific Forum and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force joint partnership in facilitating on-the-job-training(OJT) for the Airport police at the Honiara International Airport to train in Singapore for a week. In a…

Sewage threat

Ranadi dumpsite sewage waste treatment poses risk LACK of proper sewage waste management at the Ranadi dumpsite in East Honiara poses greater risk to human lives if there are no proper storage and treatment facility in place.  This was revealed by the Ranadi dumpsite Land Field officer Joe Kelesi from the Honiara City Council during…

Australia funds new CBR centre for Isabel

AUSTRALIA under its SWIM program will be building a new Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) centre for People with Special Needs in Isabel province. About six Australian volunteers who helped funded the project left Honiara on Friday with building materials on-board MV Uta Princess to kick off the project. The centre will be erected at the…

Duff demands explanation

PEOPLE on Duff, Anuta and Tikopia Islands in Temotu Province who have been badly affected by the cyclone Pam last month are demanding explanation from the Temotu National Disaster Management Office and National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in Honiara why a bulk of disaster relief supplies were off loaded in Lata last week. Paramount Chief…

Detail report of newly constructed airports vital

Every newly constructed airport in the country must be well reported with descriptive safety exercises that engage all stakeholders to ensure safety of airline service, service users and the general public. Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing recently, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Airline Ron Sumsum has made it clear before PAC…