Bee training in N/Malaita

LOCAL honey bee farmers in North Malaita, Malaita province are being equipped with honey bee farming skills. This was after the director of Temoana Honey Cope Company in Burnscreek area in east Honiara visited the farmers to train them. John Andrew Kiri from North Malaita was quoted as saying the training has already covered three…

Japan pledges US$600k for cyclone victims

Tokyo, Japan – The Government of Japan has pledged US$600,000 to UNICEF to assist children and families affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. The Pacific Island Countries affected by Cyclone Pam need immediate assistance for children and their families. UNICEF is delivering support from Japan in the areas of…

PM tells of new plan

We will tackle investment bottleneck AS the nation awaits the 2015 national budget to be handed down later this week, the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is moving to tackle the bottleneck in new investments. This will be done through the creation of free economic zones in strategic areas around the country, Prime Minister…

Law reform needs to be organised, says Paulsen

THE country needs an organised and systematic law reform process, according to chairman of the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission Frank Paulsen. He was speaking at the launch of the commission’s consultation paper on Homicide Offences, yesterday. Mr Paulsen said at the moment, law reform is not being done in any organised, coherent or coordinated…

Gov’t’s pledge to support law reform hailed

THE chairman of the Law Reform Commission (LRC) has hailed the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government for its pledge to support and strengthen the work of the commission. Frank Paulsen was speaking yesterday at the commission’s launch of a consultation paper on Homicide Offences. He said, the Government has identified the Law Reform Commission…

Public asked to share views on homicide offences here

THE Law Reform Commission yesterday launched a consultation paper on Homicide Offences, asking for public comments and submission on how the law should be changed. The consultation paper is part of the commission’s efforts to reform the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. Chairman of the Commission Frank Paulsen used yesterday’s launch to highlight…

‘Giant African snail can be eradicated’

The fight to wipe out giant African snail in the country is possible if more funds are pumped into the budget to contain it from spreading. This was highlighted before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday by the bio security officer for Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Francis Tsatsia. It was revealed that only…

Beche-de-mer harvesting period extended

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has extended the harvesting period for sea cucumber (bech-de-mer) for the month of April. Minister of Fisheries and Marines Resources John Maneniaru announced this early this week. In a statement, the Ministry informed the general public, resources owners, licensed exporters of beche-der-mer, and sea cucumber…

Land at April Hill

About 300 plots of land are available at the April Hill in East Honiara. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey Stanley Wale yesterday when appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He said, the new area is already being occupied by victims and survivors of the…

Lands board hailed

THE establishment of the lands board within the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey has been described as a wise move which sets the work within the Ministry in order.  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry was speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday when he highlighted this. He said, under the new act the…