Ex-combatants speak out

LEADERS of Solomon Islands Post Conflict Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRA) Guadalcanal Desk have condemned the opposing statements by Dr Derek Sikua against the $3 million payment government made to ex-combatant of former Malaita Eagle Force last Christmas. The Parliamentary leader of the Independent group, Dr.Sikua had earlier condemned the payment as significantly deplorable as…

Tuna export boost

Unloading of long line vessel fish catch begins The first consignment of tuna catch from all long line fishing vessels operating in local waters were offloaded over the weekend bound for Japan as part of government’s effort to gain from its resources. The transfer of the the tuna catch was successfully conducted at Leroy wharf,…

Cool Tarosi

Located a few steps from the old Busurata Bible School in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, is Tarosi water source. I heard of this source in the 1990s on radio through a song that was composed about this unique stream. Wednesday last week during a trip to the area, I set foot on the source and tasted…

Kalsakau brothers create history in Vanuatu

For the first time in Vanuatu’s political history since 1980, three Kalsakau brothers from the same parents hailing from Ifira, Efate, have been elected MPs, according to provisional results. The unofficial results from last week’s snap elections indicated the three brothers – Ephraim Kasakau, Ishmael Kalsakau and Joshua Kalasakau – have secured three seats in…

Nazar refutes accusation

Nazar Group of Companies have refuted a media report that claim their hotel project in Honiara has been delayed due to financial difficulties. They said the report was baseless and absurd. Nazar Chief executive Officer Sukru Cebi said: “The Company wishes to clarify that a land parcel at the former Laperous area in Honiara was…

No plans to sack Yow

There are no plans by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board to terminate the contract of chief executive officer Colin Yow. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Henry Murray clarified this following rumours the board under its newly-appointed chairman Billy Titiulu will sack Singaporean Yow. “Any decision will have to be made…