FFA Judicial conference underway

Forum Fisheries Agency’s (FFA) Judicial conference is underway at the FFA’s conference Centre in Honiara. The three day meeting started on Monday and was expected to end on Wednesday. Participants from nine pacific island countries attended the program, which is chaired by the Solomon Islands’ Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. The participants included legal officers…

Billions lost to illegal fishing

Billions of dollars that was supposed to boost development of pacific islands countries has been lost to illegal fishing activities in our ocean, a Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Judicial conference had heard. The conference is currently underway in Honiara started on Monday and will end on Wednesday. The conference participants mostly high court judges heard…

Dr Sikua fires back at PM

The Office of the Parliamentary Independent group has rebutted a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) dated Wednesday 20 July, 2016 Solomon Star issue No. 6336, that the Leader of Independent Group Hon. Dr. Derek Sikua was misleading the nation with unapprised statements concerning the DCCG peace building programmes pertaining…

Building resilient markets

MARKET vendors in Honiara and Auki have been working with UN Women and the National Disaster Management Office to inform research about the impacts of climate change on the markets and livelihoods. The Solomon Islands markets, as part of the Markets for Change project, are the first in the Pacific to have participated in the…

Influx of fundraising groups visit Honiara

HONIARA residents have experienced an influx of fundraising groups during this mid-year break. From June up to now, fundraising groups have been organizing entertainments every evening at various locations in town. Most of the groups come from Malaita and are on missions to raise funds for church or community rest houses. The groups have been…

Growing through adversity

WELCOME to our final discussion on this topic which we have looked at over the past few weeks. This is our last and final presentation on this subject and from next week we will discuss the topic ‘Justice for the poor and marginalised’ in society. God also brings adversity into our lives to equip us…

Pacific loses US$123M to IUU Fishing

AN independent study conducted by the Forum Fisheries Agency Ministerial Review has found that the Pacific loses US$123 million in revenue from  Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing (IUU). The revelation was made by Forum Fisheries Agency Director General James Movick while opening the FFA judicial conference in Honiara, Monday. “Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing continues…

Shops told to sell fresh breads

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SICCI joins 8th business forum

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the 8th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum which was successfully held in Brisbane last Friday. SICCI was represented at the Forum by the Chairman Mr Jay Bartlett, CEO Dennis Meone, including participating SICCI members.   The event hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council…