Waka Mere turns focus to leadership

Twenty women representing seven companies in the country are undertaking a leadership and management course this week through the Waka Mere Commitment to Action. The Waka Mere Commitment to Action is an initiative of the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) with seventeen of the country’s largest…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Jailed for unruly behaviour, damaging properties* Double murder trial defers to today* Closing sub next on Sikua’s case Jailed for unruly behaviour, damaging properties A Honiara Magistrate has told a man who damaged the houses of two women at night while drunk with kwaso and then swore at them and the police that his…

Book launch: Solomon Islanders in World War II

The Australian High Commission is delighted to partner with Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and Solomon Islands Coastwatchers Trust to present Annie Kwai’s book launch ‘Solomon Islanders in World War II: An Indigenous Perspective.’ The book will be officially launched this evening. Ms. Kwai was awarded an Australian Awards Scholarship to undertake her doctorate at…

‘We’re ready for business investment’

As the peak body representing private sector, the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) believes the country has so much to offer in terms of business investment. SICCI Chair, Mr Jay Bartlett made the statement at the 2018 Papua New Guinea investment conference which concluded on Tuesday in Brisbane, Australia. SICCI is represented…

TSI hails MPs who develop their constituency

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) has acknowledged members of parliament (MP) who are recipients of the national transport grant category 2 [heavy equipment] who have bought the machineries to repair existing roads in their constituency. In a statement TSI said a number of MPs applied for these grants in the name of development or constructing roads…

Five charged during zero tolerance ops

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested and charged five people during a zero tolerance operation (ops) conducted over the weekend in Honiara. The operation was carried on Saturday and Sunday, said provincial police commander (PPC) Honiara city chief superintendent Alfred Uiga. “The operation was to execute search warrants, conduct surprise…

ACOM to ordain new bishop for for Vanuatu

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) will consecrate and install reverend James Tama to the office of the bishop of Vanuatu and New Caledonia this coming Sunday 12th August at Sarakata parish in Santo, Vanuatu. A team from the ACOM provincial headquarters and representatives from the seven dioceses here in Solomon Islands will depart to…

Opening of Manaoba benefits Northern region

MALAITA province assembly member (MPA) for ward 12 and provincial minister for local government and community development Alfred Wai says the recent opening of Manaoba airstrip is a pride for people in northern region of Malaita province and has benefited the people. He stated this in a short interview with the Solomon Star in Auki…

Man jailed for receiving stolen drinks

A MAN who confesses to receiving six cartons of soft drinks that were emanated from a break-in of a storage container at Henderson, East Honiara in 2016 has been sentenced to seven months imprisonment. David Kereka had pleaded guilty to one count of receiving, where he received six cartons of American Cola soft drinks worth…