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…

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…

RSIPF farewell retired officers

TEN members of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) who retired from the Force have been formally farewelled, Thursday. They were farewelled during a ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. The ceremony included a farewell parade and light refreshments for the retired police officers. The parade commander for the farewell ceremony was…

In Court With Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder probe finalised* Gun case adjourned* Warrant of arrest issued for juvenile Murder probe finalised INVESTIGATION into the murder of a man at Tasimboko, Northeast Guadalcanal, in June this year is now completed. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda said a disclosure of the matter of Fredrick Sonia Tavu, who faces one count of murder, was…