Assessment of eco-tourism on Florida Islands completed

Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd has successfully completed its week-long evaluation and inspection of four (4) eco-tourism properties on Florida Island, Central Island province last week. The evaluation and inspection was conducted at four eco-tourism properties namely Roderick Bay Hideaway, Roderick Bay Beach Resort, Pota Saurangi Eco-Lodge, and Tapuipui Island Resort. The inspection started off…

Taiwan releases $22.5m

The Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan has formally released the first payment of the “2014 ROC funding support to the Solomon Islands government. This amount catered for the 50 MPs constituencies and the remaining 2013 ROC Funding support (covering 20 constituencies against their acquittal report). The funding support in the total amount SBD$22.5M was presented…

Call to ban card buying

 A call has been issued by the Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) on the Solomon Islands Government to make it illegal for anyone to buy or collect voter registration cards. Last week, TSI’s Advocacy Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) received a report that an intending candidate from a Honiara constituency is not only buying voters ID cards,…

Govt commends US navy bomb team

The Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services has commended the US Navy on a special underwater training program conducted for the Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Maritime Police team this month. Permanent Secretary of Police Edmond Sikua expressed gratitude for the US Government for funding the training program…

No riot ‘big players’ arrested

Police are yet to make any arrest on the ‘big players’ behind the recent riot and looting in east Honiara last week. Acting Police Commissioner Ms Matanga said there are no initiators of the incident been arrest yet but investigations are still continuing. “Investigation into finding key leaders is ongoing and police remains high alert…