Phase 2 of road upgrade underway

SECOND phase of the Upgrading of Kukum Highway is scheduled to commence soon. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which funded phase 1 from Honiara City Council to Kukum Campus, is also funding phase 2. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) said a survey team from the CTI Engineering International Cooperation Limited are currently in Honiara…

Nomination for E/Makira elections open

NOMINATION of candidates to fill the vacant Parliamentary seat of East Makira Constituency commences as of Tuesday this week. The Solomon Islands Electoral commission (SIEC) office confirmed this in a statement following the proclamation of the By-Election date by the Acting Governor General Patteson Oti on the14th, the day before. It was confirmed that the…

Police slain 6 crocs

  THE Police Response Team (PRT) have responded to a crocodile incident in Roviana Lagoon in Western Province and killed six crocodiles in an operation conducted from 8 – 11 October 2019.  The operation was conducted after a man was killed by a crocodile while diving for trochus near Belo Belo Island on 2 September 2019. …

Kimi explains Census recruitment process

NATIONAL statistics office Commissioner Douglas Kimi has come out publicly to explain the process in which his office took in recruiting individuals to work in this year’s nationwide census program. In a Press conference at the Statistics office Tuesday this week, Kimi explains that the recruitment is done according to two Acts that governs the operation of…

Malaita launches 2019 communique

Malaita province has launched its 2019 communique on Thursday after the full assembly meeting this week in Auki.  Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani launched the communique in front of a gathering crowd in front of the provincial assembly.  The communique captured the current aspirations of Malaita Province and the wish of the people of Malaita.  “The communique has…

Premiers pledges support for Sino-SI ties

Nine provincial premiers have pledged their support towards the newly established Sino-SI diplomatic relationship which is expected to bring about robust development to the rural areas. In a briefing with Prime Minister’s officials this week the premiers welcomed the historical engagement with China and as the agents of the national government, they will ensure their…

Wale hits out at PM over China Christianity

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his cohorts to “stop misleading the public on the status of Christianity in China”.  Sogavare on arrival Tuesday declared that Christians in China are free to express their beliefs and get together without fear or intimidation. But the Opposition leader questioned if the…

PM: we are on the right side of history

THE Government’s decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China was on the right side of history, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says. He was speaking to reporters on his arrival Tuesday from the week-long trip he took to China. “The decision to switch was collectively made by the Government, including both ministers and the…

Assault mission fail 

Mother applies self defense skills and saved a life By CROFTON UTUKANA A mother of two kids and student of the Yun’s Taekwondo Academy of Solomon Islands (YTASI) have rightly utilized the self defense knowledge and skills she learned. The 32 year old mother who wish to remain anonymous for various reasons recently joined YTASI…