EXAMS DATE MOVED

Printer failed to meet deadline THE national school examinations scheduled to start next week will be delayed for another week after the government contracted printer, Pacific Printers, failed to meet the deadline for printing the papers. Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development James Bosamata confirmed this to the Solomon…

Ports plan to transship cars here

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) through discussions with their trading business partners has drafted plans to transform the ports into a car transshipment hub in the region. SIPA CEO Eranda Kotelawala during an exclusive interview last week revealed the plan is to bring more exported cars to the Honiara ports before being distributed to other…

Parliament update with Deli Oso

PM further adjourns Parliament Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday further adjourned Parliament to give ample time to the government to look through the 2018 Budget. When moving the motion for the special adjournment of parliament to Monday 30 October, the Prime Minister said the government is still tidying up the budget for 2018 and…

Elder: Temotu suffered sea level rise

A VILLAGE elder in Temotu has called on responsible authorities to address the root causes of climate change and sea level rise. The elder made the call during the Environment and Conservation Inquiry in the province recently. Before contributing to the inquiry, the elder asked what creates or instigates sea level rise, the length of…

More tuna exports this year

The joint venture between Taiwanese Global Fisheries Limited and local Solfish Company has produced significant economic impacts in the country. This year they export more than 50 reefer containers to overseas markets. Global Fisheries Executive Officer Jack Chi Tien-I in an email sent to this paper on Tuesday said there tuna exports this year have…

TRIAL ENDS

Fugitive’s case conducted in closed court By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A CLOSED court eight-month trial of former fugitive and high profile murder accused Edmond Sae ended in the High Court this month. Accused of gunning down former police commissioner Sir Fredrick Soaki in 2003, Sae has evaded arrest for over 12 years until in 2015 when…

SI and UAE sign visa waiver arrangement

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honourable George Milner Tozaka and his counterpart, Her Royal Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that paves the way for visa free entry into each other’s countries by the respective passport…