WHY BECHE-DE-MER BAN IS NECESSARY

The current nation-wide ban imposed on beche-de-mer harvesting is necessary to control over-harvesting of the marine product. A statement from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Friday highlighted that export data and stock assessments have shown that low-value species and under-sized products dominate the export volume, which indicated over-harvesting. Data have shown that…

MV Taimareho investigation progressing

  POLICE investigation into the fatal ferry accident last April is progressing well and they are working with stakeholders on possible charges to lay against those involved, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says. Mangau made the assurance, last Thursday following an article on the media made by a parent of one of those people who died…

HCC LAND PROBE

Mayor welcomes investigation into the transfer of HCC’s Ranadi land   THE Honiara City Council Lord Mayor Wilson Mamae said that investigation is now carried out into the sale of Council Land at Ranadi. While the investigation is now fully carried out, Mamae said he welcomes any other investigation on the matter of transfer of…

MPG thanks Aust Government for support 

THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has thanked the Australian Government for funding support towards the UN Women Market for Change program, of which Auki Central Market is a beneficiary. Speaking during the official opening of the Fencing and Fish Market Slabbing project in Auki, Deputy Premier Randol Sifoni thanked the Australian Government for the funding…

Local artist wins award

  A LOCAL artist, Lloyd Newton, has been awarded a prestigious DEEP Fund award to undertake Our Ocean, Our Identity, a seven-month project that is being co-led by Newton in Solomon Islands, Alvaro Sumaki Kuautonga in Vanuatu and Pax Jakupa in Papua New Guinea. Each artist is holding workshops with women to explore emotional bonds…

Women in justice sector celebrate day

WOMEN from various institutions and organizations that comprise and contribute towards the justice system in the country had for the first time gathered together to mark International Women’s Day, Thursday. The ‘Women in Law’ breakfast event was held yesterday morning at the Heritage Park Hotel. Guest speaker at the event, our first female local Judge,…