Siapu demands logger to pay up license by Friday

The Makira Ulawa Provincial Executive has demanded a logging company operating in that province to pay up its license fees by today. The Poly Logging company owes the province SBD350,000.00 for this and last financial year, according to a statement from the provincial executive. The statement said the company’s new general manager early this week…

Sisilo presents credentials to US President

The Solomon Islands Ambassador to the United States of America His Excellency Robert Sisilo, presented his credentials to the United States President His Excellency Donald Trump on Friday 21 July 2017 at the White House, in Washington DC. Prior to the credential ceremony, the Ambassador also met with United States Chief of Protocol and other…

Interference on a project

Dear Editor – Over the past two days the news that captured media attention was the undersea cable which will benefit the country. When the project was first proposed, I was excited about it. The signing was done around June 27th before RAMSI officially left on June 30th. At that time, Nick Warner was here…

For the love of RAMSI

Dear Editor – By now the RAMSI personnel who left the ‘Hapi Isles’ on June 30th 2017 would have arrived safely in their countries and are with their loved ones. RAMSI arrived on our shores by air and by sea in 2003 armed to its teeth and left on June 30th 2017 as unforgettable friends.…

PM IMPRESSED WITH “WAKA MERE” AGENDA TO EMPOWER WOMEN

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was impressed with the initiatives of the “Waka Mere Commitment for Action” programme for women empowerment in the country’s business and labour market. The Prime Minister launched the programme in Honiara Tuesday this week in the presence of the Minister of Commerce, Elijah Doromuala and the visiting the Australian Assistant Minister…

RSIPF senior management strengthened

For the first time after many years, all of the executive positions in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force have been substantively filled during the recent promotions approved by the Police and Prison Service Commission. The executive positions in the RSIPF include Assistant Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and the Commissioner. There are currently four Assistant Commissioner…

Renbel calls for partnership at big day

The people of Rennell and Bellona Province have celebrated the province’s 24th Second Appointed Day with a call for greater cooperation amongst its people to advance their development aspirations. A statement from Government Communication Unit said, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga who officiated at the occasion made the call on Tuesday on Bellona Island.…

GOV’T REMAINS COMMITTED TO THE LONDON MISSION

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade reaffirms the Government’s commitment on the establishment of the Solomon Islands High Commission in London. The Solomon Islands High Commission to the UK, which became operational on 3rd April 2017, is part of the Governments commitment in enhancing bilateral and multilateral ties with the UK.  As result,…

Cable firm to sort out issue

Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) is in the process of sorting out the issue related to Huawei International, as part of the process of obtaining their Cable landing permits for Australia. The company made the response following reports yesterday that Australian government intends to withhold issuing a landing permit to Australia because of the…