Request to collect croc DNA sample

A CROCODILE specialist from Australia has requested local responsible authorities to collect DNA samples of crocodile whenever an execution or survey exercise on the reptile are being carried out in the country.  Dr Mathew Brien Deputy Vice Chair of Ocean Crocodile issued the call during a national crocodile workshop on Tuesday at the Institute of…

Business forum starts

THE 10th Australia-Solomon Islands Business Forum started on Wednesday in Brisbane, Australia. The two-day Forum, hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), brings together senior Australian and Solomon Islands business and government representatives to hear and discuss information on current issues relating…

PM speaks at Aust-SI business dialogue

PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Wednesday addressed the 10th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia. Mr Hou said the events of the forum are a culmination of a long partnership between the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI). “It is my fervent hope…

Road blocks in Honiara today

POLICE in Honiara will set up a road block this afternoon from the main market underpass to South Pacific Oil Refilling Station road junction and also from the Provincial Press road to the Rock Haven upper road. This is to allow the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the RSIPF to conduct a Render Safe…

TAIWAN TIES FIRM

PM assures Taipei of loyalty By ANDREW FANASIA THE country’s ties with Taiwan remain stronger despite mounting pressure from mainland China in the region. This was evident when Taiwan’s visiting deputy Foreign Minister Szu-Chien Hsu met Prime Minister Rick Hou on Monday in Honiara and reassured him of his country’s support. The meeting happened days…

Luaniua denied health services

LACK of medical services due to an incomplete clinic on Luaniua in the Ontong Java, Malaita Outer Islands is affecting the sick and has resulted in deaths. Because of the desperate situation, the islanders living on the atolls want their incomplete clinic to be completed by this year. Speaking to this paper last week in…