Geber spells out challenges here

SOLOMON Islands is a very expensive place to do business, says Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Officer Brett Gebers. He made the statement in his presentation at the Tourism in Focus 2018 held in Honiara last week. Mr Gebers said that among other constraints facing the national airline, when the country is pushing boundaries to develop…

CIP police show presence

NINETEEN police officers in Central Islands Province (CIP) were involved in a walk from the Tulagi provincial police headquarters to the Diocese of Central Solomon and back to the provincial police headquarters last week. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Inspector Hugo Maelasi says the march is part of the police high visibility as well as…

Police Credit Union probe still ongoing

POLICE investigation into the alleged misuse of the Police Credit Union is progressing well. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this when asked at his weekly media conference for an update of the investigation. “That investigation is going for quite a while,” Mr Varley said. He added it is a complex matter. Mr Varley said he…

Honiara harbour is highly unsafe, warns scientist

DANGEROUS WATERS By CHARLEY PIRINGI A LOCAL scientist has warned that the Honiara harbour and its shorelines are unsafe for recreational and fishing activities. Dickson Boboria issued the warning ahead of his doctoral research paper, which will be published later this year. Mr Boboria conducted his research within the Honiara harbour from White River to…

Guadalcanal province trail blazing

The Guadalcanal Provincial Provincial Premier Anthony Veke, his Executive and officials were honored to receive H.E Paul Maddison, High Commissioner of Canada to Solomon Islands at the provincial headquarters last Thursday. Premier Veke thanked His Excellency for taking his time off his busy schedule to visit Guadalcanal province. H.E Maddison was briefed on the progress…

Villagers appeal for relief food supply

COMMUNITIES along the Ata’a river in Baegu Asifola, north east Malaita, say they are running out of food due to the bad weather. And they are appealing for relief food supplies. About six communities living along the river claimed their food gardens have been washed away by floods brought on from the heavy down since…

PM, deputy deny claims

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare have refuted claims that they are not in talking terms with each other. In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two leaders said they have a lot of work to do in such a short period of time and they cannot be deterred from this…

FIFA World Cup Trophy visit outline

The visiting FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour will be here for less than four hours. That’s according to the program released by Media Partners on Tuesday. The plane carrying football’s most coveted trophy will arrive in the early hours tomorrow morning in the FWCTT plane at the Henderson International Airport. Starting from 8am to 8:30am…

Tight security for cup

THERE will be tight security in place when the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola arrives in Honiara on Thursday the 1st of February 2018, giving Solomon Islands fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize. This was revealed by Coca-Cola officials who are in the country at the moment sorting out program…

G.G PERMITTED TO TOUCH FIFA W’CUP

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui will be the only Solomon Islander that has the permission to touch the FIFA World Cup ™ Trophy, when it graces Honiara tomorrow. He will be joining other heads of states, and World Cup winning players in the over 50 countries that the trophy has visited and scheduled to visit,…