Food policy to reach parliament soon

THE Food and Nutrition Security Policy Framework is already completed and is ready to submit before Parliament. Solomon Islands Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Rep Rose Mary Kafa confirmed this during the opening of the Food and Nutrition Security planning workshop yesterday. Mrs Kafa said work on the policy started several years back and now…

More cruise ships expected

THE country is expected to see more visitors arriving by boat this year. Manager of Sales and Marketing for Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) Freda Unisi highlighted this last week. She said more tourist cruise ships are expected to visit Solomon Islands in the coming months that will make several stopovers in the country. “About…

RSIPF meets with US delegation

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner Matthew Varley  has met with four members of the visiting United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. The meeting was held at Rove Police headquarters in Honiara. Commissioner Varley, his Chief of Staff (CoS), Chief Superintendent Russell Tagini and Deputy Commissioner Juanita Matanga met with four…

Study on plastic waste 

A team from Taiwan International Corporation and Development Fund (ICDF) led by Mars Shiue have visited the Mayor Of Honiara City Wilson Mamae, City Clerk Charles Kelly and the Executive and management of Honiara City Council (HCC). The purpose is to work with HCC to create a study tour and research on plastic wastes within…

ALLEGED CON MAN NABBED

Remanded for multiple false pretences By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN who tricked an elderly retired doctor and allegedly obtained close to $53,000 was arrested and remanded in custody, Tuesday. Sam Ngedea, who faces 53 counts of false pretences was brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday late afternoon where he was remanded to reappear in court…

Plastic picking fever hits Lata

The plastic picking fever has hit Lata, Temotu Province. After news reached surrounding villages that someone’s paying for the plastics, villagers stepped out digging through trash and other road-side dumping ground. Two villagers from Neba, Nickson and Timo showed off their collection. Nickson said he’s collecting plastic because an overseas plastic buyer is buying in Honiara…