Ship crews undergo basic safety training

A GROUP of uncertified ship crew have successfully completed a safety training in Honiara last week. The training was facilitated by Sol-Safety Consultancy and Training Services (SSCTS), which is privately owned by Elijah Mouku. The training was made possible under the support of Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA). The training enabled uncertified marines crews…

Private Sector welcomes Undersea Cable Agreement

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) as the peak body representing the private sector in the country applauds the Solomon Islands Government and the Australian Government for their commitment to progress the high-speed telecommunication undersea cable from Sydney to Honiara. On Wednesday 13th June 2018, Prime Minster Rick Houenipwela and his Australian…

Discipline is the key to success – AC Ratu

“Becoming a police officer was my child hood dream. I never gave up on that dream until I am now retiring from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force,” says outgoing Assistant Commissioner, National Capital and Crime Prevention, Madam Gwen Ratu. From Malaita and Guadalcanal origin, she was recruited into the RSIPF back in October 1984…

Bulk Shop U16 futsal ends

The Bulk Shop U16 futsal competition ended successfully yesterday after a month-long competition. Underdogs St Nicholas won the U16 futsal title for the first time after defeating favourites Koloale School 4-2. Former champions White River finished third after they defeated St John in the third and fourth playoff. St Nicholas received the gold medals and…

Kurukuru win friendly

The national men’s futsal team, Kurukuru won their friendly match against the national U17 team 5-3 at the Multipurpose Hall, Saturday. Kurukuru maintain their lead from the start with a 2-1 lead in the first half and added another three goals later in the second half while Solympics found the back of the net two…

Gov’t takes action

Moves to penalise foreigners violating investment laws By LESLEY SANGA   The government is finally taking action against foreigners who are engaging in businesses reserved for locals. These actions will be outlined in a media conference the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Labour & Immigration will conduct tomorrow. Minister William Marau and Permanent Secretary Riley Mesepitu…

Premier thanks new minister

Malaita premier Peter Ramohia welcomed his new Minister for Local Government and Community Development Fred Wai, Saturday. Wai is the provincial assembly member for Ward 12 in the Lau Lagoon of north Malaita. He took his Oath of Allegiance yesterday to replace Michael Maeliau, who resigned early this month. Ramohia thanked Wai for his availability…

Wai vows to perform

The newly appointed Malaita provincial Minister for Local Government and Community Development Fred Wai has thanked Premier Peter Ramohia for choosing him to take up the post. Wai said this after he was sworn -in to replace Michael Maeliau, who resigned from the government early this month. Wai acknowledged the MART government for the trust…

PM returns after state visits

PRIME Minister Rick Hou arrived back Friday following his back-to-back state visits to New Zealand and Australia. On arrival in Canberra this week, the Prime Minister and Madam Rachel were hosted by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for dinner at his residence. The following day, the Prime Minister was also given a ceremonial welcome…

Celebrate women leadership

Over 100 women attended a celebration of women in leadership in Honiara, Friday. Speakers at the lunch were Australian Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne and Solomon Islands Minister for Women and Family Affairs Freda Tuki Soriacumua. Senator Payne shared her leadership journey with the assembled gathering of successful women from many different sectors. “In my…