Ngasini wharf construction starts

Work has begun to upgrade and rehabilitate Ngasini Wharf on Vangunu Island in Western Province. The wharf is one of four wharves and a landing ramp to be improved under the second phase of the Domestic Maritime Support Project, which is financed by the Solomon Islands Government, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Government,…

Alota’a school acknowledges tools

ALOTA’A community high school near Auki has acknowledged Australia and New Zealand Government for the provision of the agricultural tools equipment which was supplied to the school. School principal Andrew Eteri and agriculture teacher Freda Ruka were pleased with the materials. Ms Ruka said the school is one of the community high schools in Auki…

Call for electoral commission to do its work

Concerned members of the public are accusing the electoral commission of not doing its work to investigate reports of ID card buying. Spokesman of a concerned group Jimmy Kai said it is surprising to hear from the chief electoral commissioner that the electoral commission is treating reports of ID card buying as rumours. “The comments…

Melanesian Festival

Government through the ministry of culture and tourism (MCT) will send ten local artists to participate at the 5th Melanesian festival of arts and culture that will be held in Papua New Guinea next month. The festival will be held over two-week from 28th June – 11th July.  Port Moresby will stage the major event…

Candidates accused of buying votes

Transparency Solomon Islands has heard allegations that the new biometric registration system designed to reduce election fraud is being abused by candidates. The group is calling on the government to make it illegal for anyone to buy or collect voter registration cards.  Transparency chief executive Daniel Fenua has received reports of one candidate buying official…

New commissioner for oaths, Malaita

A senior labour officer Simon Suku was recently appointed as a commissioner for oaths in Solomon Islands. The two years appointment was made by Chief Justice, Sir Albert Palmer on the 20th May 2014 and it took effect from that date until 20th May 2016. Simon Suku is a senior labour officer who had served…

SPO plans fuel facility in Noro

South Pacific Oil Ltd (SPO) is planning to establish a fuel depot in Noro, Western province in partnership with Soltuna and National Fisheries Development (NFD). As part of the new set up SPO general manager Carson Korowa is currently in Noro to discuss with the management of Soltuna and NFD about the partnership deal which…

Burns Creek leaders urged to do more

Outspoken pastor and chief of Burns Creek in East Honiara appeals to community leaders to unite and do more to reduce criminal activities in their community. Pastor Seti Iromea said it is sad to see some of their leaders are part of the recent riot in east Honiara. Pr Iromea said leaders within Burns Creek…