Women in politics SI

Dear Editor – In the last couple of weeks there has wide coverage in your paper and other forms of media highlighting the need for wider participation of women in the national politics. Sir, nobody is against that and the reasons usually given for their case is always genuine and real. Women as always, served…

Cab drivers told to be honest

KINGS cab drivers who have attended a two hours information sharing workshop are being told to be honest in their work. Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) marketing manager Freda Unusi, highlighted this yesterday. About 15 king’s cab drivers attended the workshop which was aimed at providing a better service and to be honest in their…

Participants learn more about Met’s work

Participants of a three-day climate users workshop have gained better knowledge and understanding on how The importance of climate and weather services in the country and how it is impacting on the country in the short and long term was highlighted in a climate users’ workshop this week. The three-day workshop was organized by the…

Vanuatu welcomes first cruise since Cyclone Pam

TV3 – Nearly four weeks ago an unwanted visitor – Cyclone Pam – arrived in Vanuatu, killing 11 people and devastating livelihoods. Since then, the local people have worked tirelessly to rebuild their lives and their country. Yesterday their efforts got a huge boost with the arrival of the Pacific Dawn, the first cruise ship…

Grand scale theft

Man faces up to 65 criminal charges for stealing money A FORMER Correctional Service officer accused of stealing more than $100,000 from another man is facing up to 65 criminal charges. Don LisiTalu, 35, of Isabel Province is currently facing 13 charges in relation to uttering, personating in general, uttering and forgery. Police Prosecutor Abel…

Boso trial sets for five days

THE permanent secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development will stand trial in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court starting on 11 May. Selina Boso will be tried in a five-day hearing before the Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota. This is for the charge of one count of failure to furnish information or failure to produce document as…

Brothers face reduced charge of manslaughter

TWO brothers accused of killing a man at Papaho, Mbokonavera 4 Heights in Honiara, in early February will today take their pleas to the reduced charge of manslaughter. Police earlier charged William Ausolo Babasi and his younger brother Kevin Susui Babasi with the murder of Ronald Tonowane. Prosecution however, reduced the murder charge to that…

Mana’obafail to meet airline standard

Mana’oba airstrip in North Malaita does not meet the required standard to enable an aircraft to land. Solomon Airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Ron Sumsum revealed this over the weekend when he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on Saturday. He highlighted that Mana’oba airstrip is not commissioned, therefore unworthy for any…

Sumsum: Suavanao can accommodate Dash-8

Suavanao is a commissioned airport that remains in the airline’s radar for further development because of its potential to boost tourism activities. Speaking before the Public Accounts Meeting (PAC) at the National Parliament conference room on Tuesday, Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Captain Ron Sumsum revealed that Suavanao in Isabel province is a key…