Women urged to maintain foral work

THE Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Billy Mae has urged the Dunde Ama Women Floral group in Western Province to continue with their great initiative in floral business. Currently the women have a nursery shed where all species of flowers are being collected are nurtured and later sold…

Opposition suggests COI into beche-de-mer saga

AN independent commission of inquiry (COI) to investigate the allegations of corruption within the local bêche-de-mer industry should be established. The call was made by Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga on Wednesday. Mr Maelanga said the bêche-de-mer industry if properly managed by the government through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources should be one of…

BIG TUNA HIT

Soltuna exports first canned tuna products to US market By RONALD TOITO’ONA SOLTUNA has recently made history by producing The Tuna Store’s Ocean Naturals brand of canned tuna for shipment to the United States (U.S) market. The first shipment of the newly branded Ocean Naturals to the U.S. market from SolTuna was made on October…

Football edges closer

SOLOMON Islands men’s football team will compete with Vanuatu on the final day of competition to decide who takes home the gold medal at the Pacific Mini Games. This is after the national side defeated Melanesian arch rivals New Caledonia 1-0 at the Korman Stadium last night. Attacking midfielder Atkin Kaua’s lone goal in the…

HCC to ban foreign owned buses

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will ban foreign owned buses operating in Honiara city. That was according to City Mayor Andrew Mua in an exclusive interview over the weekend. He said their input into the Bus Ordinance will promote indigenous business rights. “It is obvious that some of the foreign owned business houses have ventured into…

GOLD HUNT

Sharon vows to win three gold By SIMON ABANAIn Port Vila, Vanuatu SOLOMON Islands long distance queen Sharon Firisua is determined to win three gold medals at the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games after she won her first in the 10,000 metre yesterday. Firisua clocked a time of 39 minutes and 25 seconds ahead of…

Wate is new NPF head

Michael Wate has been appointed the new general manager of Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF). He replaces Tony Makabo, who has held the post over the last 14 years. Prior to his appointment, Wate was NPF’s deputy general manager, a position he held for nearly 12 years. Deputy chairman of the NPF board, Gideon…

Inmates share gifts with families

Twenty selected inmates at Rove Correctional Centre were given the chance to meet their children and present them with Christmas gifts, last Friday. The annual event, called the ‘Angel Tree Program’ was organised by the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) in partnership with the Prison Fellowship. Futsal star Elliot Ragomo was invited to give a…