PM speaks at Aust-SI business dialogue

PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Wednesday addressed the 10th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia. Mr Hou said the events of the forum are a culmination of a long partnership between the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI). “It is my fervent hope…

Road blocks in Honiara today

POLICE in Honiara will set up a road block this afternoon from the main market underpass to South Pacific Oil Refilling Station road junction and also from the Provincial Press road to the Rock Haven upper road. This is to allow the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the RSIPF to conduct a Render Safe…

TAIWAN TIES FIRM

PM assures Taipei of loyalty By ANDREW FANASIA THE country’s ties with Taiwan remain stronger despite mounting pressure from mainland China in the region. This was evident when Taiwan’s visiting deputy Foreign Minister Szu-Chien Hsu met Prime Minister Rick Hou on Monday in Honiara and reassured him of his country’s support. The meeting happened days…

Man fined $10,000 for brewing kwaso

A MAN who pleaded guilty to brewing kwaso (homebrew) at his premises at Fishing Village, east Honiara, has been fined $10,000 on Tuesday. Henry Saeni Junior admitted guilt to one count of restriction on making liquor. He has until 3.30pm on September 25 to pay up the fine. Failure will result in six months jail…

Luaniua denied health services

LACK of medical services due to an incomplete clinic on Luaniua in the Ontong Java, Malaita Outer Islands is affecting the sick and has resulted in deaths. Because of the desperate situation, the islanders living on the atolls want their incomplete clinic to be completed by this year. Speaking to this paper last week in…

New garbage trucks for HCC

The Honiara City Council (HCC) Executive and Governance has handed over two new solid waste management trucks to the Works Division. This is part of the 2018 Capital Budget as a commitment to a cleaner environment and smart solid waste management within the city. Mayor Cr. Andrew Mua during the handing over said the new…

In Court with Assumpta

* Taremae PTC today* Kwaso sentence today* Koloale killing probe done Taremae PTC Tuesday Former Premier of Makira/Ulawa Province accused of misusing more than $200,000 of Central Makira constituency funding will appear again in court, Tuesday. Hypolite Taremae who faces two counts of conversion appeared on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter…

No tsunami threat after quake

THERE was no tsunami threat following an early morning earthquake in Makira Ulawa province, on Monday. This was revealed by a statement issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.7 which occurred at around 06:31am near Ugi Island, Makira province. The statement revealed the earthquake’s epicentre is located approximately…

Boso joins Team Wellington

SOLOMON Islands national defender Michael Boso has finally teamed up with Team Wellington in preparation for the ISPS Hand Premiership new season in New Zealand. Not only that, but Team Wellington’s preparation for the 2018 FIFA Club Word Cup set to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) December this year. Boso’s new coach, Jose…