Deal to upgrade airport

THE Government has signed a milestone agreement with the Japanese Government for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Honorable Milner Tozaka and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono officially signed the agreement at the Japanese Foreign Affairs Office. During the signing ceremony,…

Farmers learn kumara planting method

  MORE than 30 local farmers from Tetere area in North Guadalcanal have completed their one-day training, on Kumara planting method, last week. The workshop was organized by Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) together with the local farmers of North Guadalcanal. “I am happy to show you some new technique of planting kumara here,” Specialist of TTM…

Australia supports Malawai Community

Australia is funding an evacuation and youth centre in Malawai Community, in Central Kwara’ae, under Direct Aid Program funding for 2017-2018. Second Secretary, Alexandra Little and Justin Iduto’o of the Australian High Commission were delighted to visit the project at the end of March. “We are so pleased to see the excellent progress made by…

Honiara to host PINA Summit 2020

SOLOMON Islands Media Association (MASI) last Friday won the bid to host the sixth Pacific Media Summit in Honiara in 2020. MASI president Charles Kadamana announced this from Nuku’alofa, Tonga, last Friday where he’s attending the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) fifth bi-annual gathering. “I wish to thank the PINA board for accepting the bid I submitted…

Varley Clarifies Custody Death

  COMMISSIONER Mathew Varley has clarified concerns raised in relation to the recent death of a foreign national at the Rove Correctional facility. Mr Varley said the case is a matter for the immigration to deal with as the detention of the man is a matter for the immigration department. “But the Police will do…

PM set to chair PIDF in July

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will chair the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Honiara in July this year. Last Friday, the Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of arrangements by the Secretary General of PIDF Francois Martel. Mr Martel informed the Prime Minister that all preparations are well underway and that invitations for…

MURRAY APPEALS RULING

HENRY Murray is appealing the Magistrate’s Court ruling that convicted him of defrauding the government of more than $700,000. This was revealed in court yesterday after Murray’s lawyer lodged an application for “stay of proceedings” to allow his appeal to be heard in the High Court. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo will rule on the application…

TRAVEL DEAL

Air Canada partnership to benefit SI travelers Solomon Islands nationals traveling to Canada as part of the Foreign worker program or migrating under Permanent Residence nomination program from Guadalcanal Province, will be benefiting from a new partnership arrangement with Air Canada for their travel into Canada. This partnership benefit will also be extended to any…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* MOI rape update, May 22* Oto likely to enter guilty pleas today* Police attacker seeks bail MOI rape update, May 22 PROSECUTION will be updating the court on the status of investigation into a rape and assault offence that occurred at Sikaiana, in the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) last month, on May 22. The…

Tome to go on trial today

  A trial will today start on the case of the former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, David Tome, who faces conversion charges. The hearing which was scheduled to start on Monday was however moved to today after prosecution received some disclosures from the police. Public Prosecutor Ishmael Kekou had asked for the…