Live band concert for Aust kicks off

THE first “Iumi Tugeda Fo Australia” live Band Concert has kicked off yesterday at the Town Ground Rugby Stadium in Central Honiara. Government’s Special Committee for Australian Bush Fire Victims in partnership with Friends of the City, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, MECCDMM, Honiara City Council, HCC and Honiara Band…

Solomon Islands drops two points in CPI

RNZI: TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands says it’s disappointing but not surprising that the country has dropped two points in the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index, which was released last Thursday. The flagship research product of Transparency International, the index offers an annual snapshot of the degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from zero to 100…

Female MPA warns sea travellers

MINISTER for Women & Youth in Western Province Oelyn Muala has appealed to every transport owners/providers and the province’s travelling public to make informed decisions before travelling between islands by canoe. She highlighted that it is important that decisions on travelling arrangements must be made by both women and men before they can travel between…

Gaena’alu members Korea bound

A GROUP of 4 boys from the Gaena’alu Movement of Komuvaulu village in the Weather coast of Guadalcanal has left for South Korea, on Sunday.  In an interview held at the Honiara International airport, the Movement’s General Secretary David Cornelius said the group is travelling on a ‘cultural exchange’ program. He said the Gaena’alu movement…

GG recognizes US commitment here

GOVERNOR General Rt Rev. Sir David Vunagi has acknowledged the United States commitment to Solomon Islands development aspirations over four decades since the formal establishment of diplomatic relations on the 9th of October 1978, Solomon Islands and the United States. Speaking on the occasion of the presentation of credentials by her Excellency Mrs. Erin Elizabeth…

New NRH morgue opens

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) on Friday marked another important milestone in the opening of the new mortuary. It is located at the Eastern end of the hospital’s compound. Speaking at the launching, the NRH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Steve Aumanu said that the mortuary has now shifted its services from the old facility…

Traditional Chiefs visit Rove Corrections

FOUR Traditional Chiefs from Isabel Province has visited Rove Central Correctional Centre (RCCC), Thursday this week. The visit was made possible under the CSSI Act 2007, Section 30. ‘Visits by religious representatives, traditional elders and respected persons within the Correctional Centres’’. CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi has approved this Isabel Traditional Elders to make a visit…

First of its kind

OPMC initiates Govt-Media dialogue A Government-media dialogue has been initiated involving senior government officials and media managers in the media industry. In a first of its kind meeting today, the Deputy Secretary to Prime Minister Dr Derek Mane who chaired the meeting briefed the media managers on the new initiative undertaken by the Office of…

Parapolo’s petition dismissed 

THE election petition case lodged against the MP for Gela, Bartholomew Parapolo has been dismissed, Thursday in the High Court. Justice Leonard Maina dismissed the eight grounds of bribery and two counts of undue influence against the Gela MP due to insufficient evidence after a trial. Following the judgment, Mr Parapolo retains his seat as…