QBE donates $43k to Red Cross

QBE insurance international this week donated $43,000 to Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) in Honiara. The money will go towards assisting the non-government organisation in its relief and humanitarian work in the country. Krista Galo from the company said its the first time for the company to donate money to Red Cross. She said the…

Accused told to report bribery case

The Honiara Magistrate has on Monday given an order for an accused to report a bribery case involving a traffic police officer to the police. This was after the accused Ishmael Robert told the court on Monday that a police officer has asked him to give her $500 promising him that if he did so,…

Installation of mini-milling machine soon

The installation of the palm oil mini-milling machine on Vangunu, Marovo lagoon, Western province is proposed to take place next month. Permanent secretary of the ministry of agriculture and livestock (MAL) Jimmi Salea revealed this yesterday while updating the paper on the progress of work at the site. He said at the moment construction is…

Mouku: Time to act

Retired seafarer and captain Elijah Mouku says the time to act on making sure all seafarers are qualified on basic safety certificate must be seriously considered. He said in support of the Solomon Island maritime division’s call on taking tough measures against seafarers who are working in inter-island vessels without any marine basic safety certificate…

Students questioned allowance cut

Government-funded students studying at the Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang Papua New Guinea are questioning a reduction of their allowances for this second semester. Report reaching this paper from the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) in DWU said that the reduction of the allowances is ridiculous because each student receive little even not a…

MMF forms political party

Solomon Islands pressure group, the Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has formed a political party which will be known as the people’s progressive party (PPP). Technical Adviser to MMF, Martin Housanau said the PPP is the political wing of the MMF while the forum will remain a pressure group. He said the people’s progressive party will…

Police commended

The general public has commended police for its job well done in ensuring law and order is uphold in our country. This came after police apprehended three suspects in relation to the incident over the weekend in which the ANZ ATM teller machine at the Kwaimani building was removed, ripped open and cash stolen. A…

Maoa Students now holds the world in hands

More than 50 Maoa community high school students in West Kwaio, Malaita province have taken advantage of the discounted price of mobile phones offered by Our Telekom during the launching ceremony held at their school ground on Monday. This means they now have access to internet, communications and other means of services provided by their…

Teachers, students get t-shirts

Teachers and students of Maoa community high school in West Kwaio, Malaita province on Monday received red t-shirts from our Telekom company limited during launching of a new tower in the area. The t-shirts were given to those who answered questions. Hundreds of people came out to participate in the launching. Madam Rose Mauniala said…

Targeting Illegal Fishing

The unmatched natural beauty surrounding Palau’s archipelago is a major driver for ecotourism, which in turn generates long-term social and economic security for the island nation’s nearly 21,000 residents. Monitoring and surveillance is a critical component of efforts to secure a national sanctuary in Palau’s waters, which has been proposed by President Tommy Remengasau, Jr.…