Sasako welcomes observer group

EAST Kwaio Constituency candidate, Alfred Sasako, has welcomed the announcement of a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe the conduct of the national general election next week. The group is being led by former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta. “I wish to warmly welcome in particular Sir Mekere to Solomon Islands,” Mr Sasako…

GP amends 1985 business licences fee

Guadalcanal Provincial (GP) Assembly has amended the1985 Guadalcanal Provincial Business and Hawkers Licences Ordinance and Signs /Signage Ordinance in Honiara on Wednesday. The Guadalcanal Provincial final 7th Assembly meeting convened on Monday in Honiara and will end tomorrow. The Business and Hawkers Licences ordinance was passed on Tuesday while the Signs and Signage Ordinance was…

Diabetes rates extreme in Pacific – WHO

RNZI: The World Health Organisation says the incidence of diabetes in the Pacific is now extreme and some countries have the highest rates in the world. Today is World Diabetes day and the WHO’s non communicable disease technical officer Peter Hoejskov says complications from diabetes, such as amputations and blindness, have a huge personal cost…

NEC Australia wins major SI microwave backhaul deal

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Group wants to see more people vote

COMMONWEALTH Observe Group wants to see Solomon Islands participating in large numbers during the election on November 19. Chairperson, Sir Mekere Morauta of Papua New Guinea (PNG)said, all eyes in the region and the Commonwealth are on you, when informing the media of their work at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday. “You have an opportunity to…

Campaigning in Honiara

Dear Editor – The gentleman who was campaigning in West Koloale the other night should get his facts straight before he starts to make noises. West Koloale is mostly an SIEA compound and connected to the same line as the NRH. The area only suffers from power cuts as we all do in Honiara and…

Police chief defends decision

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast has confirmed he has reinstated a senior officer facing drink driving charges, and whose case is yet to be determined in court. But Mr Prendergast dismissed accusations he listened to wrong advice when he made that decision. This was in relation to Sergeant Edwin Sevoa of the Police Response Team (PRT),…