3,000 hired for Census work

THE National Census Office through its National Statistics Office has recruited about 3,000 people to conduct the countrywide National Population and Housing Census starting next week on November 4th.  This is the biggest ever recruitment the office has undertaken compared to previous censuses, and in a short period of time, a statement from the Census…

Police probe death of girl, 14

THE death of a 14- year-old girl at Paila village, Tangarare in West Guadalcanal is currently being investigated by officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Guadalcanal province. The incident occurred fortnight ago on 19 October 2019.  It is alleged that on 18 October 2019, the deceased and her girlfriend went to…

PM meets Payne

VISITING Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne on Wednesday met with the Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Honiara. A statement from the Prime Ministers Office said issues such as border security, labour mobility, infrastructure and the 2023 Games were discussed during the meeting.  Ms Payne also…

Pageant show begins today

The two day Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) queen show commences today in Honiara. According to the program will begin today with a speech competition for the contestants at the Auditorium at 10am to 11am.  The theme for this year’s event is ‘Advancing Women in Leadership.’ The contestants’ speech will be based on the selected…

OUR PARTY RUNS SHOW

Maelanga is new deputy PM By ANDREW FANASIA WITH the appointment of Manasseh Maelanga as the deputy prime minister, OUR Party now controls the affairs of the nation. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced Maelanga as his deputy yesterday. “What this means is OUR Party now runs and controls the government for the remaining three years…

SI reports on UNSC Resolution 1540(2004)

A TWO-DAY discussion to implement the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) has concluded at Heritage Park in Honiara. Wednesday. Government officials from relevant ministries discussed with representatives of the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament, UNRCPD, in Asia and the Pacific, and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs,UNODA. Discussions focused on assisting Solomon…

Body Builders hail sponsors

Our National Bodybuilders who have created history for the country at 25th South Pacific Body Building championships held in New Caledonia has made a surprise visit to stakeholders and business houses who supported them to attend championships upon their return, Wednesday. Soon after their arrival on Wednesday afternoon at the Honiara International Airport the national…