Yam festival set for 2016

THE dates for the ‘Yam Festival’ which will take place at the southern region of Malaita province is set for 24 – 27 of July 2016. This was revealed by the chairman of the organizing committee and Member of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita, Rick Hou during the launching of the festival’s logo and theme…

Yam festival logo, theme, launched

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Constituency, Rick Hou has successfully launched the Yam festival logo and theme in Honiara, early this week. The launching was officiated by the MP and members of the organizing committee at the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, which was attended by senior government officials, friends, and people of the…

Yow delivers

Controversial SIPA chief pays $10M profit to govt CONTROVERSIAL Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) chief executive officer created history yesterday when he paid $10 million in dividends to the government. This came just eight months after he took on the reins of SIPA and introduced significant and often controversial changes in an effort to turn…

Police arrest 5th Mbike suspect

A FIFTH suspect into the Mbike Island shooting has been arrested recently, but released on bail yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Aikan Maelausia was released on a cash bail of $5,000 with strict bail conditions. His surety was also ordered to enter into a principal bail of $2,000. He faces charges of attempted murder,…