At the helm of the Lagoon Festival

When the annual Roviana Lagoon Festival gets off next month, one man who will be at the forefront of the event is 33-year-old Solomon Soakai. A lab technician at Helena Goldie Hospital in Munda, Soakai has been picked to chair the organising committee of the 10thRoviana Lagoon Festival, which will run from October 1 to…

SHOOT TO SAVE

A TEAM of local photographers in Honiara over the weekend went on a shooting spree with their digital cameras to raise much needed funds to a young seek medical attention abroad. Thirteen (13) year old Andy Tolobau is suffering from a heart disease and needs to get urgent medical attention overseas. Andy is a student…

Leak septic tank disturbs students

STUDENTS studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Honiara have voiced out their complaints on the continuous bad smell coming out from a leak septic tank at the Lawson Tama campus. The complaint was raised at the student’s forum last week as no work has been done by responsible authority to fix…

DISHONEST VOTERS WARNED

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) says it would take tough action against registered voters who are providing false information when applying for a transfer. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mose Saitala issued the warning during last week’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Solomon Islands Force (RSIPF). He said those dishonest voters…

Girl, 15, crashed to death

A 15-year-old female has died as a result of a car collision at the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout opposite the Solomon Water office on Saturday night. Supervising Director, Kukum Traffic Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Michael Haomae said a 26-year-old female of Isabel Province was driving a motor vehicle along the Mendana Avenue in a westerly…

PR chances for farm workers in Canada

CANADIAN businesses are considering piloting a project that will see a Permanent Residency Nomination opportunity for Solomon Islands agriculture workers in Canada. “Canadian employers have agreed to pilot a project that will allow workers under the agriculture stream to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency under Canada’s Immigration nomination program,” CITREC Chairman Ashwant Dwivedi…

Positive result from ‘NOD’ communities

THE northern region of Malaita has experienced a drop in sickness related to open defecation practises in the community. Director of Malaita Provincial Health Authority Dr Hendry Kako highlighted this at the national sustainable sanitation plan inception workshop early this week in Auki. The workshop is discussed the Community Led Total Sanitation (CTLS) program which…

Request to collect croc DNA sample

A CROCODILE specialist from Australia has requested local responsible authorities to collect DNA samples of crocodile whenever an execution or survey exercise on the reptile are being carried out in the country.  Dr Mathew Brien Deputy Vice Chair of Ocean Crocodile issued the call during a national crocodile workshop on Tuesday at the Institute of…

Business forum starts

THE 10th Australia-Solomon Islands Business Forum started on Wednesday in Brisbane, Australia. The two-day Forum, hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), brings together senior Australian and Solomon Islands business and government representatives to hear and discuss information on current issues relating…