REGISTRATION EXTENDED

THE Biometric Voter’s Registration deadline which was supposed to lapse on Thursday has been extended until 12 noon this Sunday. Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala made the announcement with the assistance of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers just before 4pm on Thursday. The announcement was welcomed by a huge number of voters…

PM highlights new investment opportunities

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says Solomon Islands is opening its doors to increase investment opportunities. Mr Hou highlighted this during his discussions with other world leaders at the Concordia annual summit held in New York. The 2018 Concordia Annual Summit is a high-level forum that attracts some of the most important world and business leaders,…

Mother, daughter hit by car

A WOMAN and her daughter ended up in hospital yesterday after a speeding car that veered off the road hit them at a bus stop in Ranadi, east Honiara. The pair were waiting to board a bus when the incident occurred. Eye-witnesses say the vehicle, a black Toyota Caldina, was traveling westward, but at a…

Cross constituency registration a concern in West

Cross-Constituency voter registration in some constituencies in Western Province has raised concerns among registration officials and observers since the process began on September 3. While the voter registration process is intended to register those who are 18 years and are eligible to vote or those that have not registered before, there were significant movements in…

New potato planting tech encouraged

THE manager of Adaliua Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) demonstration farm, Samson Hsu has encouraged planting the Kumara by applying the row-mounting method. This method was introducing to improve traditional ways of farming local sweet potato. During a visit to Adaliua TTM last Wednesday, Mr Hsu displayed the product samples of row-mounting method. He explain that …

Ghiro visit PCDF projects in Western

The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Nestor Ghiro has visited some infrastructure projects funded by the Provincial Capacity development Fund (PCDF) in parts of Western Province last week. Mr Ghiro and his Permanent Secretary Stanley Pirione and other officials were in Gizo last week for an induction programme for members of the…

Dr Forau new CBSI Deputy Governor

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has formally announced the appointment of Dr Luke Forau (PhD) as its new Deputy Governor. Dr. Luke Forau, who succeeds former Deputy Governor Gane Alva Simbe, has assumed responsibilities as of Tuesday 18 September. Outgoing Deputy Governor Mr Simbe retired from official duties last week after serving the…

Japanese soldiers’ remains recovered

Japanese Association for Recovery and Repatriation of War casualties (JARRWC) has recovered 88 remains of the Japanese soldiers who have sacrificed their life during the second War World. Their recovery was made possible through the support of the Japanese Association of Solomon Islands and local communities in the country. To bring home their body to…

RSIPF open day this week

In a fulfillment of being “Polis Blo Iu” or “Your Police”, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is opening its doors at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara and throughout the provinces to the public in a two-day open day program this Thursday and Friday. Assistant Commissioner of Police, National Capital and Crime Prevention…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer* Mitigation next for reckless youth Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer A MAN who was caught with a parcel of dried marijuana leaves in his bag at Point Cruz last month is asking for more time to find a lawyer to represent him in court. Jeffery Keia was charged after police found…