TACKLING ILLICIT TRADE

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eranda Kotelawala says the new state of the art mobile X-ray scanner machine will help to contain and curb the illicit trade activities that are coming through the main port. He uttered these words during the historical commissioning of the X-ray scanner machine at the port area…

Band aid concert cancelled

THE Government special fundraising committee set up to raise funds for the Australian bushfire has announced the cancellation of the second Band Aid concert planned for this Sunday 16th February. The committee has agreed to stage two Band Aid concerts as part of the fundraising efforts. It was for this reason that Honiara Bands Association…

Escapee’s warrant of arrest review, Fri

The court will be reviewing the warrant of arrest issued for one of the prison escapees Frank Firimolea on Friday. Firimolea is facing charges of office break-in, store break-in, an armed robbery and resisting police arrest. His matter was brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Monday for the review of his warrant of arrest. The…

8 dead, 4 survived

Bougainvilleans rescued after drifting for 32 days at sea By IAN M.KAUKUI Four out of 12 people from Buka in Bougainville have been rescued by a fishing boat after their boat capsized and drifted at sea since December 2019. On arrival on Saturday at the Solomon Islands International Ports, the survivors were then transported immediately…

All 5-yo urged to join PPY

THE Ministry of Education and Human resource Development (MEHRD) has called on all parents to enrol their 5 years old into Pre-Primary Year (PPY) to get better education for them. Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie made the call during the launching of the MEHRD PPY program today in Honiara. “Dear parents enrol your 5-year-old into pre-primary…

Young Pitakaka Set to lead YECSI

  The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a new Coordinator. He is Emmanuel Pitakaka. Young Pitakaka replaces the outgoing coordinator John Wopereis. Hailed from Choiseul, Pitakaka is a recent graduate from the University of Waikato in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Laws.  Emmanuel is a young father and is passionate about…

UNICEF committed with Education dev here

UNICEF has revealed that it will continue to be committed in helping Solomon Islands with its education development goals. Speaking at the launching of the Pre-primary year PPY program last week, Dr. Zelalem Taffesse of the organisation said the launch marks the beginning of the decade for accelerated action towards achieving the sustainable development goals…

PM lauds NZ on Waitangi Day celebrations

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the government and people of New Zealand as an important development partner. The Prime Minister said Solomon Islands and New Zealand have enjoyed a long, fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship that goes back many decades even before both countries forged diplomatic relations 41 years ago.   He said New…

Think safety first: Police

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to members of the public throughout the country to   think safety first during the current bad weather.  The call is being made as the country continues to experience heavy rain and strong winds. Acting Commissioner of Police, Mostyn Mangau says, “Boats and vessel owners are urged to…