Waimapuru faces food shortages

THE state-owned Waimapuru National Secondary School in West Bauro of Makira, Makira Ulawa Province will likely face food shortages as African snails are infesting its food crops and vegetables. The school’s chief cook Margaret Suzie said in Kira Kira, the provincial capital that the African snails are also feeding on the school’s fruit trees like…

DBSI clarifies statement 

DEVELOPMENT Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) says there are different types of loans that the public can access. DBSI Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tukana Borovo highlighted this yesterday when clarifying a statement made by a local farmer carried by this paper in its 18th June 2020 issue.  Mr. Borovo said that in the article,…

Tina trains locals on money matters

WHILE the Tina River Hydropower Development Project itself is set to create cheaper, more reliable energy for Solomon Islanders, local communities will also benefit through community development funds, employment opportunities, and training.  A three-day workshop called “You and Your Money Towards Better Living” which was held last week, provided participants practical training to help build…

SINU STAFF UNITE

No classes from Friday onwards By IAN M. KAUKUI STAFF at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) last night insisted they will withdraw their services to the university starting tomorrow. That decision was confirmed during an urgent meeting they held at Kukum campus late yesterday evening. “….yes we’ve reached a decision,” a spokesman told the Solomon…

SINPF COVID-19 exemption order ends

The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) Exemption Order has expired as of Tuesday.  This means as from today, 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted, a statement from SINPF Media said. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part…

SIFF’s BIG PLAN

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) long term strategic development plan for the new cycle 2019-2022 has been passed during the 2020 ordinary congress in Honiara at the Kwaimani building in Honiara.  The strategic development plan was proposed by the SIFF executive under the leadership of President William Lai and was put forward to congress…

Stimulus package scam alert

THE Economic Stimulus Package Awareness team under Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) warns the public and people in rural areas not to accept any COVID-19 stimulus package paperwork support in exchange for money from individuals. It has been reported over the weekend that a bunch of opportunists is going around Honiara’s periphery…