3.2% GDP growth rate predicted

Solomon Islands ‘real’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in 2017 is forecasted to be around 3.2 percent and average between 3.5 percent over the medium term. Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon Snyder Rini announced this in Parliament, Wednesday morning when presenting the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2017 to the House at the Second…

Malaita trains female coaches

MALAITA Provincial Government sports division provided training to aspiring female coaches in football this year. Football is seen as the national sport in Solomon Islands and the country lacks female coaches at the top level. Challenging the male dominant scene of football coaches in the country is path Malaita Province Government wishes to take. According…

Kokonut Cup is on again

The second Kokonut Cup’ will be held on at Kokonut Cafe this coming Sunday 2nd April. A statement from the organisers said, registration will open at 11 o’clock. “The first Kokonut Cup was very excited eventhough the weather was not favourable. “Now, The water polo is added to this competition and it going to be…

Auki soccer league into round 4

The popular Auki soccer league in Malaita province will enter into round 4 matches at Aligegeo stadium this Saturday. The round 4 matches will feature Harbour Light FC, Coastal Warriors FC, Ailako FC, Aimela FC, GB FC and AYC FC appearing in competitive clash in trying to claim top spot in this stage. Auki league…

Shocking state of Panueli Clinic

Dear Editor – SIBC news reported the shocking state of the Panueli Health Clinic on Savo Island. The clinic is needed to support a local population of 4000 but it is said to be ravaged by white ants, at the point of collapse, has no electricity, no toilets, unreliable water supplies and only one full-time…

SIWIBA accounts audit

Dear Editor – It is a great concern to see the government just giving away to SIWIBA a large amount of public funds to host its awards night.  This is just purely waste of tax payers’ money which should have been wisely used to support women venturing into real business activities.  I hope there is…

Nickel deposit on Bugusule land

Dear Editor – The women and children who own the Bugusule land on San Jorge Island, Isabel Province, welcome any decision from the Government for an international tender so that a genuine company can be selected to mine the nickel deposit on our land. Straight after we signed the surface access agreement in 2014 one…

Janus 4th arrest

A second Inland Revenue Division (IRD) officer has appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court facing two counts of official corruption charges. Leslie Melaba of Temotu Province who was the fourth person to be arrested by the Janus Task Force was released on a cash bail of $2,500 attached with strict bail conditions. Some of the…