Call for waste management improvement

PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Dr Melchior Mataki says waste management in Solomon Islands really needs a lot of improvements. Mataki highlighted this during the recent Commonwealth Marine Litter Programme (CLiP) workshop in Honiara. He said waste management needs improvement and it needs everybody’s support as…

Two died in logging accident

POLICE in Guadalcanal are investigating a fatal logging accident involving two men at the Vavale Logging Camp in East Central Guadalcanal on 2 February 2019. The accident involved a Malaysian national who worked as a bulldozer operator and a local Solomon Islander who worked as a crew at the logging camp. Supervising Provincial Police Commander…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Alleged rapist remanded* Court to rule on robbery case* Shoplifter arrested, charged Alleged rapist remanded A MAN has been remanded yesterday for allegedly raping a 16 year-old in a cocoa plantation at Tenaru area, Guadalcanal. Francis Bule was brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody, for the next…

HOPE FOR YOUTHS

THERE is still hope for our young unemployed youths as the Caretaker Prime Minister launched his government’s two key policy initiatives to address youth unemployment. Mr Rick Hou on Monday launched the National Youth Data-base system and the labour Mobility Policy and Strategy, in a Press Conference at the Prime Minister’s Office, in Honiara.  The…

MANAOBA AIRPORT

Stimulating Growth through Infrastructure Development By SAMSON SADE  Solomon Island is not just Honiara. Out there in the provinces that constitute the Solomon, are untapped attractions and resources that their economic benefits are yet to be realized. Difficulties in enjoying these attractions and resources are partly attributed to remoteness and the lack and poor level…

First PLS recruited 

IN a major milestone for Solomon Islands, the first ever Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) workers have been recruited.  The exciting new program, launched last year, will enable Solomon Islanders to work in Australia for up to three years.  In a great start for 2019, Australian employer PowerPac has recruited 11 PLS workers from Solomon Islands. …