‘Pure chocolate’ taste lauded

Participants at the first ever chocolate making training in the country have acknowledged the ‘pure chocolate’ taste produced during the training. The 40 participants will end their one and half training today at the Maranatha Hall, East Honiara with a competition. Dr Nat Bletter, Chocolate Flavor meister of Madre Chocolate and is business partner David…

Concern over SIPA exit gate

“While the Honiara community appreciate the ongoing SIPA reform, it is foolish to see the exit gate closed at night,” a taxi driver who wants to remain anonymous raised his concern. He said, normally traffic was busy at nights especially when ships go down to Western province as such the exit gate should had remained…

NCMM successfully visits Vanuatu

A total of 115 members of the Niuleni Community Music Ministry (NCMM) (a singing ministry) and some volunteers recently returned from a Cyclone Pam Rehabilitation mission project undertaken on the Island of Pele, Vanuatu.  Reports said, the members comprised of men, women and children from ages as young as 5 – 75 years old. The…

More jobs

Ports to recruit 80 new workers SOLOMON Island Ports Authority (SIPA) is recruiting 80 new employees as part of the organisation’s second phase reform program. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yeo, revealed this during a press conference held at his office, Wednesday afternoon. Mr Yeo said, majority of new these 80 employees will be female.…

Opposition demands clarification on $3.7m payout

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Prime Minister and his Cabinet to tell the truth to the public regarding the $3.7 million compensation payout. In a statement on Wednesday, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says revelation that the Finance Ministry has already paid $3,732,828 to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) is “shocking especially to taxpayers…

Premier applauds Fiu resource owners

MALAITA Province premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has praised Fiu resource owners saying they set an example to other Malaita resource owners. Mr Ramohia said Malaitans always talked about development, but never organise themselves to pave way for development. “What Fiu Resource Owners are doing which allows for a smooth coordination of planning the Fiu Hydro…