Saelea highlights importance of FAO here

One of our strategic global objectives is to focus on ‘Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner. Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and now the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Sub-Regional Coordinator Jimi Saelea said, Thursday. He explained the current…

Body of seasonal worker arrives 

The body of a Solomon Islands national killed in a road accident in Brisbane has arrived home. Jacinth Ngofimae’s body arrived onboard the Solomon Airlines flight last Friday afternoon and was taken by ship to Auki that evening Ngofimae in his 30s, died following a head-on collision at Meadowvale on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, according…

LOYALTY PAYS

Soltuna recognizes 73 long serving employees   NORO-based SOLTUNA Company has shown its long serving employees that loyalty pays. The Company last week recognized its employees who have been with the company for 20 or more years by giving each worker a long service pay bonus, a plaque of recognition as well as a jacket…

‘MAMAE SHOULD STAY OUT’

A CONCERNED member of the public has strongly advised the former Mayor and Councillor for Ngosi Ward, Wilson Mamae to rethink the statement he uttered in this newspaper on Friday. Long-time Honiara resident, Jonathan Futai said Mamae should not tell the public what to do amidst the continuous exposure of the corrupt practices within the…

Suspect in Gizo death incident nabbed

  OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Police Force (RSIPF) in Gizo have arrested a 41-year-old male person from Shortland Islands in relation to the death of a 40- year-old male person from Isabel Province at Gizo on 13 May 2021. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “The suspect was arrested…

Ho’oto: Agriculture vital sector for economy

DEPUTY Secretary Technical for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Michael Ho’ota said agriculture is an important sector for the Solomon Islands’ national economy.  It sustains 85 percent of the rural population with food crops, cash crops, and livestock for their daily livelihoods, food, and social security. Ho’ota made this remarks at the Capacity…

“I AM INNOCENT”

Councillor Dora declares her innocence in ‘questionable payments’   DORA HUAPII IROFIA – the Councillor whose company was at the centre of alleged questionable payments by the Honiara City Council – has denied any wrong doing, declaring her innocence. Cr. Irofia is the member for Cruz Ward in the Honiara City Council. She was the…