Political instability regulated?

THE controversial Political Parties Integrity Bill 2014 is not the Bill many perceived. The Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo have been preaching that the Bill will address political instability but during the second reading debate was cornered to a point he changed tone and admitted that it was not an anti-defection Bill. That then allows…

Chamber welcomes Lord of the Rings conductor

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) recently welcomed acclaimed musical composer Igelese Ete to the country. Mr Ete, who directed an inspirational choral performance for the Chamber’s Inaugural Business Excellence Awards in March last year (2013), is most famous for being the choirmaster for the music for the Lord of the Rings…

Call to curb internet crimes here

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of National Security and Correctional Services, Edmond Sikua has warned the public to be wary of internet spams and cyber related crimes. He also urged members of the public, youths and students, relevant organisations including the police to be cooperative in helping curb this emerging internet related crime. The permanent…

Makira public urged to show respect

People of Makira especially those residing in the Kirakira station were urged to show respect and prove their real identity during this upcoming banana festival. The call was made by the Makira provincial police commander, inspector Richard Hane. Speaking to this paper from Kirakira, PPC Hane said, “Makira is said to be one of the…

Reproductive health training to prepare for disaster

Reproductive health (RH) officers, coordinators and teachers from non-government organisations (NGO) and provinces are under-going minimal initial service package (MISP) training in preparation towards disaster crisis. This training was facilitated by the ministry of health reproductive division in collaboration with United Nation Family planning Association (UNFP) and Solomon Islands planned parenthood association (SIPPA). The training…

MMF happy with court ruling

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) was pleased with the recent court of appeal ruling that clarifies the fact that resources are owned by the people. The ruling was made following a high court ruling that the beche-de-mer consignment that were surrendered to the state by the Lord Howe people of Malaita outer islands do not belonged…