Malaitans rise to support province

THERE was a call by the Premier of Malaita to all Malaitans a week ago through the National Malaita Forum on Facebook to come forth support and initiative to build a Malaita Provincial Assembly Chamber in Auki. The chamber symbolises Malaita unity for all the 5 regions in Malaita, through their elected provincial representatives, said…

Sikua on Giant African snail control

Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Dr Derek Sikua has cautioned parliament over the increasing population of Giant African Snail along the Guadalcanal plains. Speaking in parliament on Monday the Leader of the Independent Group warned the house that government must seriously do something to contain the rapid spread of this unwanted pests,…

Airbus back in service

Solomon Airlines operated Airbus has resumed its normal services as of this week. The airbus had been undergoing maintenance work in Philippine for the past weeks since April as part of the airline’s routine maintenance routine in compliance with airlines safety. In its absence Solomon Airlines partner Qantas has been serving the Brisbane-Honiara route through…

Electronic passports set to be used here

FOUR senior Immigration Division officials have successfully completed a four-day training programme on electronic passports and border control and management systems in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week as the Government moves to introduce e-Passports later this year. A statement from the Immigration Division says the four-day training was delivered from 10th to 13th May 2016…

SICCI and SIPA strengthens ties

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is delighted to welcome the interim CEO of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), Mr. Michael Wate. The appointment of Mr Wate is timely given the operations of SIPA directly affect many of SICCI’s member businesses. In a brief meeting held yesterday, the Chairman of SICCI…

Rini clarifies govt’s cash-flow situation

FINANCE minister Snyder Rini says the government’s current cash-flow and fiscal performances are within the requirements maintained by the ministry. He revealed this in Parliament when asked by the Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele to inform the house about the “current actual cash-flow for the first quarter forecasted cash-flow and the actual revenue collected for the…

MPs urged to comply

In the last few months, the Political Parties Commission has noted various movements of Members of Parliament between political parties. The PPC is reminding political parties and Members of Parliament that are obliged to comply with the Political Parties Act 2014. MP’s wishing to join a party, change parties or resign from a party must…