NZ Parliamentary delegation here

THE Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives (Parliament), Rt Hon Trevor Mallard and eight members of the New Zealand Parliament met with the Speaker of National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu and Parliamentary Officials, Wednesday. During the meeting Mr Nasiu highlights the challenges faced by the National Parliament and at the same time he thanked…

YECSI elects Board, launching next

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a Board following its first ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at the Heritage Park Hotel. YECSI members, young entrepreneurs, Government representatives, members of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), and SICCI staff attended the event to witness the…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Owen jailed for pushing man downhill* ‘Stop resorting to crime to solve disputes’* Man denies attempting rape on school girl Owen jailed for pushing man downhill A man who pushed another man down a sloppy hill which resulted in a broken leg at Skyline, Honiara last year has been sentenced to three and a…

Lamupio’s dream

PLAYING in an airfield since he was a kid due to lack of proper soccer pitch has inspired a local lad from Kekehe in Munda, Western Province to work hard. Young Clenty Lamupio joined four other Royal Football Academy players currently on their two weeks tour to United Kingdom to play alongside players from Australia,…

Pele people excited to witness test flight

PELE people on the Reef islands, Temotu Province were so excited to witness the first ever test flight conducted by the Solomon Airline on Sunday 30th September 2018. Before the Dash-8 aircraft left Honiara bound for Santa Cruz and on to Lomlom, the airport was already filed with people ready to witness the arrival of…

Inaugural flight to Lomlom soon

LOMLOM airport on Reef Island will soon witness its inaugural flight following its recent test flight on Sunday. The Ministry of Communication and Civil Aviation Permanent Secretary Moses Virovolomo in a short speech at the Lomlom airport said the test flight is just a start but the inaugural flight is yet to be confirmed after…

Russells women support redevelopment

TWO powerful landowners and representatives of two different tribes in the Russell Islands want to see the government reinvest in their islands. Speaking on behalf of her Kaiseleng tribe during the roundtable last week Hilda Nose’e said it’s the wish of the women and children that development and government services come down to their people.…

RIPEL pitfalls

AN assessment of the Russell Islands Plantation Estates Limited (RIPEL) issue has uncovered serious pitfalls. Cabinet Sub Committee RIPEL Assessor and an accountant by profession, Walter Malau, revealed this to the House of Chiefs, leaders, and representatives of the Russell Islands last week in Honiara. Mr Malau was hired by the Cabinet Sub Committee on…

Ririana returns to court Tuesday

The woman accused of being involved in a fatal accident near the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout that claimed the life of a 15 year-old girl will face the court again on October 9. Veslyn Ririana, 26, appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday and her matter further adjourned to allow police to complete their…