South Sea Islanders panel discussion held successfully

A panel discussion of the Australian South Sea Islanders was held successfully over the weekend at the Solomon Islands National Museum auditorium in Honiara. Director of the Solomon Islands National Museum Tony Heorake said the discussion was organized by the National Museum to mark the world museum day. The Australian South Sea Islanders (blackbirding) story…

International museum day celebrated

The history of Black birding and Australia South Islanders is known very little in education curriculum of Solomon Island. These were the words of minister of culture and tourism Samuel Manetoali in his official speech opening of the international museum day last Friday in Honiara. Mr Manetoali said the national museum realised Black Birding history…

CSSI recruits challenged

35 newly recruited correctional service officers passed-out on Friday after twelve weeks of training at Rove headquarters, Honiara. They were awarded with certificates. Delivering his speech during the graduation, under secretary of police, national security and correctional service Stephen Maesiola said that the road from here on will not be easy. “It comes with challenges…

Night of terror

Police fired more than 50 rounds of tear gas as they launched an all out battle against a large mob that looted and burned down shops in the King George area, Friday night. The trouble was initiated by a group of disgruntled flood victims who were reportedly unhappy with the rehabilitation package they received from…

More people now access banks

Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) target to achieve additional 70,000 locals having access to appropriate and affordable financial services has been achieved well ahead of its target year. The target set in 2010 predicted year 2015 in meeting this objective.  This fine achievement was made in the last quarter of last year and is…

South Guadalcanal MP urged to help

People from South Guadalcanal constituency have expressed grave concerns over their Member of Parliament’s failure to provide relief assistance following last month’s flooding. South Guadalcanal’s Weathercoast is one of hardest-hit areas during the recent heavy rains which destroyed food gardens and water supply systems in the region. South Guadalcanal people who reside in other parts…

GRML agrees with UN report on tailings dam

Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) says it concurs with the findings of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team that the tailings dam requires timely professional management. GRLM director Mr Lehany said the Site Stabilisation Plan they previously provided to the national government includes action items regarding the tailings dam. “GRML agrees with…

Police remove road blocks

Police cleared roadblocks a group was trying to set up around the King George to Burns Creek area yesterday afternoon. This came as police announced the launch of a major security operation to target the current lawlessness experiences in parts of Honiara. “Additional officers have been deployed and are patrolling Honiara and surrounding communities,” acting…

SINU loses 12 computers to burglars

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) lost 12 computers when burglars broke into their computer lab in the early hours of Friday. The incident came as a shock to the university because the computer lab at Panatina campus was the most secured building of all SINU facilities. A spokesman said while they had break-ins previously, this…