Lola threatens Eastern Solomons

THE Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (MET) has issued a Tropical Cyclone (TC) Warning Number Eight for the eastern part of the country as of 7am yesterday.  The warning is currently in effective for Temotu Province, according to the statement. As of 5 am yesterday, a severe Tropical Cyclone Lola, categorised as a Category Five storm…

The vision to transform SINU

ONE of the visions of the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Dr Transform Aqorau is that students who completed their studies at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) gain overseas recognition and be able to secure jobs abroad. Dr Transform Aqorau was the Guest Speaker at the 2023 Australian Alumni Association…

Kava consultation convened in Honiara

A CONSULTATION on the Kava Regional Development Strategy 2024-2028 and presentation of a scoping study on developing a kava-based pharmaceutical/nutraceutical industry in the Pacific was held in Honiara last Wednesday. The consultation was facilitated by a team from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and included participation from Senior government officials and private sector representatives.…

Court Stories

Electoral Act breach sentence, Oct 27 SENTENCE for the candidate of the 2019 National General Election (NGE) who breached the Electoral Act will be delivered on October 27. This followed the sentencing submissions and mitigation made on the matter of the defendant Mathew Taro on Friday last week. Taro was convicted after a trial for…

PM Sogavare, Chief guest as ‘City Women Connection’ mark 1Oth Anniversary

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare MP delivered keynote address as the Chief guest where he encouraged women to live their Christian faith through Christ-like action at a gathering of the City  Women Connection(CWC), marking the local organization’s 10th Anniversary at the St .Barnabas Hall, Honiara, over the weekend. The ceremony organized by the City Women…

We need future where investors are attracted by cheap & reliable electricity: Wale

LEADER of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale says Solomon Islands need a future where investors are attracted by cheap and reliable electricity. Speaking in Parliament during his debate speech on the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2023, he said substantive steps must be taken to address the structural deficiencies in the energy sector and position it for the…