Peace ministry farewells Tarimae

The Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) last Friday farewelledtheir Caretaker Minister HypoliteTarimae and five SPC interns. Speaking at the farewell function hosted by ministry at Mendana Hotel, Permanent Secretary (PS) Lennis Rukale thanked the Caretaker Minister Tarimae for his contribution towards the ministry.  “In your four years in Parliament and as a…

Our very own first chocolate

The country’s first ever single origin premium chocolate is now out in the market after the first batch was produced in Australia last month. The breakthrough which was made by C-Corp Solomon Islands Limited has also seen local cocoa beans being recognised by chocolate producers. C-Corp Limited has been working on this project for the…

FSII renews call on resource owners

THE POPULAR concern citizens group, the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has renewed calls on landowners and resource owners not to rush into signing agreements without knowing and understanding their contents. FSII President Redley Raramo echoed this warning again after two similar calls this year. Raramo said while it cannot be denied that the country…

Logger defies order

‘Escapes with logging machines’ SAMLIMSAN logging company trading as Macranka Timber Enterprise has allegedly shrugged off a seizure order and escaped with machines. Bishop Tuhenua, a local who operates Isles Tropical Timber Limited in Rennell Island said the logging machineries were ‘silently’ loaded onto two barges and shipped from Rennell Island last week. “The first…

Operators warned

Submits your acquittal report or face serious actions GOVERNEMNT through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has issued a strong warning to all tourism operators who have benefited from the 2014 tourism funds to submit their acquittal reports to the ministry or will be dealt with accordingly. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of…

5 West MPAs to contest

Five provincial Members of the Western Provincial Assembly (MPA) are in for the race s in this year’s General Election. Despite criticism and questions from their wards reports reaching the paper said they have been to Honiara to visit and conform their intention with one political party – United Democratic Party. The intending candidates include…