Faisi warns SINTA members

SOLOMON Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) General Secretary Samson Faisi has warned its member to remain neutral in the current political wrangling about China and Taiwan. He made this warning during his first press conference in Honiara, Wednesday. Faisi said some of their teachers who are members of SINTA have sought clarity about the current…

CSSI Women’s Network departs for international film festival

REPRESENTATIVES of the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Women’s Network departed for New Caledonia yesterday to attend the regional premiere of their film “Herstory: Women Working in Corrections”. The UK High Commission and CSSI have funded one of the pioneering women in corrections, Inspector Dorothy Siru and CSSI Women’s Network Chair Wendy Gebe to attend…

Refurbished Seif Ples opens

“I’M proud to be here today as a White Ribbon Ambassador who is deeply concerned about eliminating violence against women. This is a key priority for Australia both domestically and in our international and development efforts.” These were the Australian High Commissioner’s opening remarks as he presented his speech to invited guests, during the official…

Western full assembly finally meet

THE Western Province Full Assembly finally met, Tuesday after a boycott by Non-Executive Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) on Monday the 14th of October. The second day of assembly effectively saw the tabling of the 2019 – 2020 Supplementary Budget presented by the Western Provincial Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier (DP) Chris Mesepitu. Mesepitu…

SICCI raises concerns and calls for reduction in electricity tariffs!

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is calling on Solomon Power to work together with the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification to approve an immediate reduction in electricity tariffs in the domestic, commercial and industrial segments. This comes after recent private sector consultations with SICCI members revealed that the cost…