Pam hits Tikopia

CYCLONE Pam had done damages to the remote Eastern Islands as it persists on over the region in past four days. It has been described as double impact to the Solomon Islands as Tropical cyclone Nathan re-curving back into the northern Coral Seas to join his partner Tropical Cyclone Pam. Speaking from the remote Temotu…

City council expands patrols

THE Honiara City Council Law Enforcement Officers have extended their patrols towards the western end of the Town Boundary at White river yesterday. This is part of the enforcements move to expand its operations. Chairman Charles Aiwosuga said the patrols are part of ensuring and enforcing the laws of the Council. “Our officers have been…

PNG open for business, says O’Neill

RNZI: Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister says there’s never been a better time to invest in the country, RNZI reports. Peter O’Neill made the comment at an Australia PNG Business Council event in Sydney where he highlighted opportunities in areas outside the resources sector. He outlined government plans to expand the agricultural sector through private…

Selwyn College students evacuated

More than 500 students from Selwyn College have been evacuated for their safety from flood and tropical cyclone threats. The school took the measure on the advice of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to take extra precaution measures. “People are adviced to take extra precautionary measures and start thinking about possible actions that you…

West to upgrade roads, bridges

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Whose side are we on?

Fiji Times – EXILED  West Papuan pro-independence leader Benny Wenda is hoping Fiji will support his movement’s bid for membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. He said becoming a member of the MSG would provide the platform the indigenous West Papuans needed to raise issues such as the alleged atrocities by Indonesian security forces against…

Training for local fishers

A TRAINING aimed at strengthening the skills of rural fishermen and women in the rural communities of the country is currently making progress. A statement from the Ministry of Fisheries said, the Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries (MSSIF) programme is being funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and it is assisting the Solomon Islands…