Call to return G-Hilux

The Western Provincial Secretary (PS) has requested the Ministry for Infrastructure, Development (MID) to retrieve the provincial vehicle which in the possession of the former premier. Mr Jeffrey Wickham was responding to a call made in the Forum Gizo discussion group in the social media on Monday. It was revealed that former premier Wayne Maepioh was…

Minister welcomes poverty report

THE Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance and Treasury was really impressed with the outcome of the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands Poverty Maps based on the 2012/13 Household Income and Expenditure Survey and the 2009 Population and Housing Census.  Manasseh Sogavare made the statement when officially launched the report on Monday at…

Police News

* RSIPF investigates death in West* Inmate charged for assaulting mate* Man attacks wife, arrested* One dead, police probe accident* 7 youths sentenced at Kirakira* Duo arrested for public drinking RSIPF investigates death in West Police in the Western province are investigating the death of a male adult while travelling on board a motorised canoe…

CJ: Attendance is worth the investment

Judges and magistrates who are attending a week long judicial training this week have been assured that their time in attending the course is worth the investment. The training commenced yesterday at the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer made this assurance when welcoming the participants of the (PJSI) Pacific Judiciary Strengthening Initiative (PJSI)…

12.7% LIVE AS ‘POOR’

AN ESTIMATED 12.7 percent of the country’s population which equals to about 78,500 people in Solomon Islands live ‘below’ the poverty line and are regarded as ‘poor.’ This was highlighted by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare yesterday when he officially launched what he described as the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands…

Putting words into action in the Pacific

  WORKING together to ensure economic growth, security and stability in the Pacific is at the cornerstone of Australia’s strengthened engagement in the Pacific as highlighted in Australia’s new Foreign Policy White Paper. For after all, Pacific island countries are some of Australia’s nearest neighbours; their sea lanes are our sea lanes; their security challenges…

Inspiration

Dear Editor – Mostly, when I awake in the morning I greet my wife and look through our window at a pristine Iron Bottom Sound (IBS) and instantly day dream of the time when the Sound will be filled with images of winds pushing tri-cat sailing machines plying for destinies west and east of the…