BORDER ALERT

Six local fishermen detained after coming in contact with relatives   SIX local fishermen have been detained and placed in the quarantine center in the Shortlands after coming in direct contact with their traditional relatives from Bougainville this week. As a result, security has been beefed up at the border.  An initial report said the…

BEACH SOCCER DEAL

THE Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has signed a sponsorship agreement with JQY Company yesterday for the National Beach Soccer Championship this year. The signing was done between SIFF president William Lai, SIFF CEO Leonard Paia, and JQY Manager Yiang Jian Qing at the SIFF Conference room. The sponsorship is worth $50,000 and it will…

Auditor denies supplying info to Ngati 

COUNCILLOR Reginald Ngati for Vura ward fails to provide the right information to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when he revealed that the Honiara City Council Clerk received a payment of $53,000 for writing a report in response to the Special Investigative Audit Report. Ngati in his closing remarks when he appeared before PAC on…

$190M LOAN DEAL

SIG thankful to JICA for support The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) has signed a loan agreement of about SBD190M with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Honiara on Wednesday. Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma signed the deal on behalf of the government. The concessional loan is purposely to assist the work on…

VOW TO FIX HCC

HONIARA City Lord Mayor and Councilor Wilson Mamae had vowed to clean up the mess and fix the Honiara City Council Office. He made this profound sentiment after he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday. A number of concerns and issues were raised by PAC on the outcome of the Special Investigative Audit…

PM welcomes new PNG envoy 

PAPUA New Guinea’s new high commissioner to Solomon Islands H.E Moses Kaul has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Wednesday. Prime Minister Sogavare in his brief remarks has welcomed the new PNG envoy to the Solomon Islands. “Welcome to the happy isles,” the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister said Papua New…

PAC scrutinises HCC 

HCC needs Finance Ordinance   THE Honiara City Council (HCC) should develop procedures and guidance for the purchase of goods and services. That’s according to the Special Investigation Audit Report compiled by the Solomon Islands Office of the Auditor General (OAG) which was scrutinised by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday.  The Auditors from…

Feraladoa MU equipped with farming tools, seeds

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Honiara Urban City Agriculture office (HUC) has supported Feraladoa St. Peter Mother’s Union group of Tuvaruhu Parish in Honiara with essential farming tools and vegetable seeds. A statement issued by MAL Media Unit said, the support was made possible through funding support under MAL livelihood and…

Bio-security destroys confiscated goods 

Bio-security officers of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Friday, last week destroyed the dozen of concealed goods which was impounded from a shipment at the Ports International wharf in Honiara on Thursday 25th February. The goods were destroyed at the MAL Bio-security Quarantine site at Ranadi, East Honiara, together with the smuggled seeds…