Forum meeting starts tomorrow

More than 300 delegates including leaders, ministers and senior government officials from Forum Member countries, associate members and observers and development partners of the Forum, as well as representatives of the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) and the media, are in Koror, Palau to attend the 45th Pacific Islands Forum and related…

Median training for election coverage

Media association of Solomon Islands (MASI) over the weekend kick off with its media training in preparation for the upcoming national general election. Ben McNair, a media trainer and Ms Josephine Teakeni a MASI member led out in the training. Members from all the mainstream media organisations in the country attended the training. It was…

PM opens office in Cuba

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has officially opened Solomon Islands Embassy in Cuba in a landmark event in Havana. The event described by Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz as “historic” saw the opening of the first Pacific Islands mission in Havana. “We are indeed pleased to be the first…

NEW TWIST IN AIRLINES’ WAR

Fiji refuses SI passengers entry AROUND 30 passengers from the Solomon Islands booked to travel on Air Niugini for Nadi, Fiji were stopped from travelling to Fiji yesterday.The passengers purchase code chairs from Solomon Airlines in the Air Niugini aircraft which runs a Honiara-Nadi route. Reports reaching the Solomon Star stated that Fiji Aviation informed…

Toddler drowns at FOPA pool

A one-year-old baby died at the FOPA evacuation centre at Panatina. Reports reaching the Solomon Star stated that the toddler from Malaita died after drowning in the artificial lake on Thursday afternoon. The report stated that the baby was found floating in the lake. The reports said the baby’s mother was away in town when…

Disaster risk management facilities given to SI

The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today delivered a new radio broadcasting transmission facility to improve Solomon Islands disaster early warning system through the National Broadcaster, SIBC. The Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Bradley Tovosia “turned the switch on” after receiving the equipment from Japanese Ambassador…

Former cop successfully argues punishment

A former police officer facing traffic offences has been given a lesser fine when he was re-sentenced in the Honiara Magistrates Court recently. Ubaldo Tiva paid a total fine of $700 in default of four weeks for the charges of reckless and dangerous driving and careless driving. He was fined a total of $1,500 after…

Pacific Corporation Foundation helps in flood recovery work

Oxfam New Zealand has accepted a cheque for almost $1000 today from the Pacific Corporation Foundation toward recovery efforts in the Solomon Islands, following April’s flash flooding that left thousands homeless. Laulu Mac Leauanae, Chief Executive of the Pacific Corporation Foundation, has just returned from a trip to the Solomon’s representing New Zealand at the…