ADB supports Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will contribute a $5 million grant to a program that will help restore and accelerate inclusive, private sector-led economic growth in Tonga. The Economic Recovery Support Program will help the government progress ongoing reforms to foster Tonga’s economic recovery from the downturn caused by the coronavirus disease…

Diplomat: SI gov’t should be recognised for strong border policies

The Acting Australian High Commissioner, Ms. Sally-Anne Vincent says the Solomon Islands Government should be recognised and congratulated for its strong border policies. The Acting Australian High Commissioner, Ms. Vincent stated this during the launch of Western Province Investable Sites Report and Solomon Islands Tourism Investment guide, last Friday. Ms. Vincent said the strong border…

Premier Sade pays courtesy visit to PM

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare on Friday met with the Premier of Guadalcanal Province Francis Sade during a courtesy visit to the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Premier Sade’s visit was purposely to inform the Prime Minister on his government’s ongoing developments and undertakings as well as some challenges to which he has…

DIVER DIES

While out diving for bech-de-mer in Vella La Vella A young man in his mid 20s has lost his life during a trip to dive for the lucrative sea cucumber (beche-de-mer) product at Dovele in North Vella La Vella, Western Province. The tragic incident occurred last week next to one of the logging camps situated…

SINUSA to ensure services offered to students

THE Newly elected Solomon Islands National University Students Association (SINUSA) is confident in leading the association to ensure required services are offered to students by the university. When briefing this paper last week, the SINUSA newly elected president Larry Viravira said his team is looking forward to work hand in hand with the students to…

$20k for Marovo Cup

TWENTY thousand dollars are up for grab for the Marovo Constituency’s seven-a-side soccer tournament that is currently underway at Seghe, Marovo Lagoon in Western Province. The tournament was made possible thanks to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Marovo Constituency Chachabule Amoi for hosting the tournament. It was officially opened last week. The tournament is…

Solomon Power expands to Tulagi

SOLOMON Power has opened its new office in Tulagi, Central Province on Friday as it continues to extends its operation nation-wide. Central Provincial Premier Stanley Manetiva in honouring the opening of the new classic Solomon Power office building in Tulagi said such development is much needed as there are expansion of settlement on the island.…

FRAUD CASE

Former SPM to face court over missing funds in 2014 A FORMER Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) is under spotlight over missing payment funds worth $400,000 earmarked for several tribes in the Western Province in 2014. Reports reaching the paper claimed a full investigation is underway involving the alleged fraud case. The former SPM currently…