US denies ‘blocking’ SI

THE United States Government has refuted an Island Sun report that claimed it has “blocked” Solomon Islands’ US Dollar Account. Freelance journalist Alfred Sasako penned the news piece, which the paper published on its front page, Monday. But Chad Morris, Public Affairs Officer at the Port Moresby-based US Embassy said the story is “false and…

GOV’T DROPS AXE ON 2 PAs

THE Government, Friday, sacked two political appointees, weeks after it fired five of its ministers over the China switch. Deputy Press Secretary Douglas Marau and Policy Secretary to Productive Sector in the Prime Minister’s Office Celsus Talifilu got their marching orders two days after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare arrived from his week-long visit to China.…

Pakistan Ambassador meets with PM

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a courtesy visit from Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Mr. Babar Amin on Friday 18th October at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commissioner Amin extends Pakistani’s desire to expand and strengthen economic cooperation in the Pacific region. He also share…

Census Commissioner told officers to give their best

The country’s Census Commissioner and Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi has urged officers recruited for the upcoming national population census to take pride of the opportunity and give their best to gather accurate, credible and reliable data. Commissioner Kimi made the statement in his remarks to officially open the two weeks census supervisors and enumerators training…

Freda is Miss HCC

Twenty-two year old Freda Maui will be Miss Honiara City Council (HCC) in the 2019 Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageant. Honiara City Council (HCC) made the announcement last week to confirm its sponsorship for Freda. “Honiara City Council is pleased to announce that we will be the major sponsor for Miss HCC, Freda Maui  for…

Phase 2 of road upgrade underway

SECOND phase of the Upgrading of Kukum Highway is scheduled to commence soon. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which funded phase 1 from Honiara City Council to Kukum Campus, is also funding phase 2. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) said a survey team from the CTI Engineering International Cooperation Limited are currently in Honiara…

Nomination for E/Makira elections open

NOMINATION of candidates to fill the vacant Parliamentary seat of East Makira Constituency commences as of Tuesday this week. The Solomon Islands Electoral commission (SIEC) office confirmed this in a statement following the proclamation of the By-Election date by the Acting Governor General Patteson Oti on the14th, the day before. It was confirmed that the…

Police slain 6 crocs

  THE Police Response Team (PRT) have responded to a crocodile incident in Roviana Lagoon in Western Province and killed six crocodiles in an operation conducted from 8 – 11 October 2019.  The operation was conducted after a man was killed by a crocodile while diving for trochus near Belo Belo Island on 2 September 2019. …