DPI meeting in India elects Fa’asala

Casper Joseph Fa’asala, who is the current President of the People with Disabilities in the Solomon Islands and also Advocator for Women in Leadership in the country, holding the position of Women in Leadership Desk Officer with the Solomon Islands National Council of Women has been added additional responsibilities as the new Co-Vice chairperson to…

ACE educators’ conference successful

MORE than a hundred teachers from Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) schools in the country have been awarded with certificates after completing a two-day Solomon Islands ACE Educators’ conference last Friday. The conference was held and facilitated by Slabbert Pretorius and Mrs Anna Marie Pretorius at the Harvest Academy, Henderson area, East Honiara. The conference was…

Highway road work starts mid-year

WORK on the Kukum Highway Upgrading Project is expected to start mid this year, according to Permanent Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Henry Murray. Japan is funding the multi-million dollar road project, which will see the upgrading of the three kilometre road from Honiara City Council to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources head…

RAMSI may end in September

THE Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is looking at decommissioning the Regional Assistant Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in September. PIF senior representatives made the consideration after hearing the priorities and plans of the Solomon Islands government (SIG) and RAMSI at the 12th meeting of the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism (ECM) held in Honiara on Thursday last…

Gov’t remains united on Anti-Corruption Bill

THE DEMOCRATIC Coalition for Change (DCC) government remains united in its plan to adopt the Anti Corruption Bill. Special Secretary to Prime Minister, Andrew Muaki said reports of a division within the government were fabricated. Mr Muaki earlier said the Anti-Corruption Bill 2016 reflects Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government signature policy to address incidents…

Town ground plaza case adjourned for pre-trial

The matter involving the town ground plaza has been further adjourned to April 21, for a pre-trial conference. The pre-trial conference was not conducted last week as scheduled because prosecution has just handed the documents for the conference over to the defence counsel. The defence counsel would therefore need time to go through the documents…

CBSI releases last quarter of 2015 economic review

The Central Bank of the Solomon Islands (CBSI) has published the December 2015 Quarterly Economic Review on the CBSI website (www.cbsi.com.sb), Friday. The December Economic Review contains an assessment of how the domestic economy performed in 2015 as well as the near term macroeconomic outlook. Preliminary estimates from the Bank showed the domestic economy grew…

SIPA is doing us favour: Ashley

WHEN an indigenous Solomon Islander pays for a packet of instant noodle for $2 instead of $3, SIPA ensures a dollar is saved by a local Solomon Islander. Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) legal advisor Charles Ashley said the SIPA reform was for the good of a local and a pain to a foreign businessman.…

New Archbishop enthroned

Thousands gathered at the Provincial Cathedral of Saint Barnabas on Sunday morning to witness the installation and enthronement of the new Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia the Most Reverend George Takeli. Archbishop Takeli, from Ulawa in Makira Province is the sixth Archbishop of Melanesia and Bishop of the Diocese of Central Melanesia. Speaking…