PEACEFUL PROTEST PLANNED

PARENTS of Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) are planning to stage a peaceful protest to the Honiara City Council (HCC) Mayor Andrew Mua and his administration. This is part of a number of resolutions and way forward to resolve the ongoing saga with Mayor Mua over the decision to relocate the school. The resolutions were…

Police probe fatal road accident in Choiseul

POLICE at Taro in Choiseul Province are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at the Kutu logging camp, east of the island that resulted in one death and two injuries on 10October 2018. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria says the incident claimed the life of a male person in his 30’s…

Police yet to destroy cocaine

POLICE are continuing to work on the plan for the destruction of the million dollars worth of cocaine that was seized from a yacht in Honiara on September 27. Speaking at his weekly conference last Friday, Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said once they sorted out some technical issues in relation to the burning side of…

9 MORE TO CANADA

Canadian labour mobility steams forward NINE locals from three separate provinces are heading to Canada under an arrangement that has set new records in Canada’s Labour Mobility partnership with Solomon Islands.  Of the nine people travelling, four will be heading to Canada under the Permanent Residence stream whilst five will be admitted into Canada as…

CEMA encourages down stream processing

COMMODITIES Export Marking Authority (CEMA) will be working closely with the local farmers to obtain the best quality cocoa and coconut products as part of encouraging downstream processing. CEMA Chief Produce Inspector Patterson Siliota highlighted this during the closing of the World Food Day celebration yesterday in Honiara. At the event CEMA demonstrated the process…

Building links between communities & the state

OVER the last two years, I have had the pleasure of meeting many Solomon Islanders during my travels outside Honiara. Approximately 80 per cent of Solomon Islanders live in rural areas, making Solomon Islands a “country of villages”. I am always impressed by the resilience of these villages. Many people in Solomon Islands, particularly those…

Forestry officers undergo drone training

Staff of the Ministry of Forestry and Research have their morale raised with training on how to operate and fly drone as of yesterday. This is made possible under the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project under the Sustainable Forest Resources Management (SFRM) Project. Highlighting the importance of the training Permanent Secretary Dr Vaeno Vigulu…

Taro tasting attracts many

A GOOD number of people have flooded the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) stall to taste a variety of local taros displayed during the world food day celebrate at Townground in Honiara this week. These local taros were planted at the TTM farm opposite King George Sixth School in East Honiara. “These local taros are awesome,”…

Soaki commissioned as next rep to PIFS

Former Deputy Secretary to Foreign Affairs and External Trade William Soaki was Commissioned as Solomon Islands Permanent Resident to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. The Commissioning ceremony was held yesterday and was witnessed by senior Foreign Affairs officials and Soaki’s family members was administered by the…