SI records trade surplus

DROP in imports attributed largely to the significant trade surplus recorded for Solomon Islands during the March quarter. This was after the local economy made a $142.8 million as trading surplus in the first quarter of this year (2018), an improvement trailed after a deficit of $334.2 million observed in the final quarter of 2017.…

FASHION SHOW IS ON AGAIN

The Association of Solomon Islanders in Creative Fashion (ASICF) will stage another exciting fashion show this Saturday at the Coral Sea. Young emerging designers from high schools and established designers will showcase their talents and are expected to unveil different wears from beachwear, sarong and casual wear to evening wear. Leading up to the main…

PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROTEST

PUBLIC transport providers in Honiara are planning to stage a peaceful protest tomorrow. This is in response to the newly imposed tax increase by the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) within Ministry of Finance & treasury on all taxis and buses operating in the country. Members of the transport association in Honiara on Tuesday met to…

Taiwan development assistance lauded

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says Taiwan’s development assistance to Solomon Islands over the last four decades has led to new technological innovations. Mr Hou announced that agreement during a business workshop last week held at the Heritage Park Hotel. He said much innovations has been established in the agriculture sector, including fruit trees, vegetables, crops,…

16 years in jail for incest

The Principal Magistrate at Kirakira in the Makira Ulawa Province on Friday sentenced a 40-year-old man to 16 years imprisonment after finding him guilty of eight charges of incest. The man was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with his biological daughter on eight separate dates in 2011. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira-Ulawa Province, Superintendent…