SI export tuna joins EU tracking system

Solomon Islands tuna bound for EU markets marked a milestone moment this month. As of 1stJuly 2015, the EU has formally registered the Solomon Islands as an official TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System) participant. This status allows the Health Competent Authority and Industry to have access to the EU electronic certification systems. TRACES is…

Taekwondo showdown

The only Solomon Islands national female taekwondo fighter Emily Magaret Kwaetolo will be the first to fight today when the taekwondo championship kicks off today in the IV Pacific Games. Kwaetolo will face New Zealand in the under 68kg today to open the championship for Solomon Islands taekwondo team. In an interview with this paper…

Win dedicated to flood victims

THE country’s only male who won gold medal so far at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has acknowledged God for the victory while dedicating his win to April 2014 flood victims. Rosefelo Siosi on Tuesday won the 10,000 meters race and wanted to dedicate his achievement for the innocent lives…

“My dream came true”

Solomon Islands female long distance runner, Sharon Firisua has done it again winning her second gold of the 2015 Pacific Games for Solomon Islands. This time it was in the women’s 10,000 metre race. Ms Firisua clocked a time of 38:33s with New Caledonia on second and PNG on third. Speaking to media after her…

Rokotanikeni 16th AGM officially opens

THE West Are’are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA) 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was successfully opened on Tuesday at the King George Sixth School Hall after a morning parade. Hundreds of women took to the Honiara’s Prince Philip highway participating in a colorful parade from Kukum campus field all the way to King George School in East…

$950K unpaid hotel bills

THREE Government Ministers have owed the Heritage Park Hotel more than SBD $900,000 in food and accommodation. The Parliamentary Opposition Group yesterday disclosed information which could cost tax-payers of this country The three ministers are Minister for Agriculture & Livestock August Auga, Minister for Mines & Energy David Dei Pacha and Minister for Tourism Bartholomew…