Why Kitano-WKK JV

Dear Editor – With reference to “Why Kitano-WKK JV?” written by Jackson Ray which appeared in your Letters to the Editor dated 29 August 2016, we found the article malicious, unfounded and irresponsible which seems an attempt to tarnish the good image of our company and current project in the bad light. We are writing…

Bulldozing for change

Dear Editor – Travelling eastward either by boat or by air especially when it takes an arduous 30 hours and around 30 bumpy minutes respectively will definitely take you to Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province. An old government station springing in the fifties with just less than 10 residential quarters and a good shady government office…

Operation to engage communities starts

Police will commence an operation today that will see police visiting targeted communities in Honiara and across the country. Deputy Police Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi said this is a new approach that police intend to do to establish a better partnership with the community. He said this is to improve information and intelligence gathering so that…

KOICA funded SINU Fishery Complex on Progress

Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) funded fishery studies complex for Solomon Islands National University is progressing well. This was revealed during a project site visit made on August 30th by KOICA and SINU Representatives.   Hatanga Group, the project contractor has completed the foundation work. Project Manager Mr. Andrew Fraser said experts from Honiara City Council…

Pacific Community highlights climate change, resilience and sustainable fisheries at World Conservation Congress

SPC: Honolulu, Hawai’i – The world’s largest conservation congress kicks-off today in Hawai’i and the Pacific Community has joined over 8,000 global leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous groups, business and academia, to garner support for stronger action towards a sustainable future. The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, is attending the Pacific…

USP graduation, Friday

THE University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara will have its graduation on Friday. The event will be held at the Maranatha Hall in East Honiara. A total of 153 students are expected to receive their certificates during the graduation ceremony today. Acting director for USP SI campus Dr Patricia Rodie…

Move to salvage MOI ship

Wong: we will travel to Fiji to bring the vessel over IT’S now confirmed that the ship that run aground in Fiji on its way to Solomon Islands from Tonga was the vessel purchased for Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) Constituency. Managing Director of Oceanic Marine Albert Wong, who facilitated the purchase, confirmed this to the…

Landowners fight after court ruling

TWO landowning groups took on each other on the streets of Auki, Malaita, Tuesday afternoon after the Customary Land Appeals Court (CLAC) delivered its ruling on a land dispute case. They attacked and assaulted each other, sending shock waves through the township and forcing business houses to close as early as 3pm. The two groups…