ISIA releases first annual report

THE Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants [ISIA] took another first step on Tuesday in releasing its first annual report covering the 2013-14 financial year. The President, Roger Townsend, released the report which outlined some of the key successes of the previous year and described some of the challenges facing him and his Council in 2015.…

Cyclone Pam is here

CYCLONE Pam is now in the country. The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 7am on Wednesday issued cyclone warning warning number four for Temotu, Malaita, and Makira-Ulawa provinces. At the same time, the office said a tropical cyclone watch advice remain in force for Rennell & Bellona, Central, Isabel, Western, and Choiseul provinces. “Cyclone Pam…

Solomon Airline aircrafts too old, sources revealed

Air safety concerns THERE’S increasing air safety concerns with the Solomon Airline’s domestic fleet. This came after at least two recent air incidents and latest revelations that Solomon Airlines is using written-off Twin Otter aircrafts, which it purchased from overseas and refurbished them here. News of the purchase of written off aircrafts is well-guarded information,…

Students: Why the delay?

UP to 11 students who were awarded scholarships to study at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Alafua campus in Samoa are yet to leave for their studies. And they are getting frustrated at the National Training Unit’s (NTU) delay to release them their tickets so that they could fly over. “We were awarded…

Vendors want more market space

VENDORS at the Honiara Central Market are calling on the City Council to allocate more space for them. They claimed spaces at the market are being taken up by clothe sellers, flower sellers, and parking vehicles. Annie Doku of north west Guadalcanal said because of the situation, many vendors were forced to sell their produces…