PNG nationals gets six months in jail  

TWO men from Tasman, Papua New Guinea (PNG) who illegally crossed the the border to Ontong Java, Malaita Outer Islands last December during the State of Public Emergency period had been sentenced to six months in jail. Steven Atoka and Lester Kapua were sentenced after pleading guilty to the charge of Prohibition of Entry of…

HCC grants building permit to CCECC

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor, Eddie Siapu has officially handover the HCC building permit to China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC), to build seven sports facilities in the capital for the 2023 Pacific Games. The building permit was received by CCECC Project Manager, Pengfei Huang during the historical ground breaking ceremony, Wednesday. Before…

Response to concerns raised by Opposition Office  

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) as the government ministry leading COVID-19 response, acknowledge concern raised by the Opposition Office regarding dire situation in India and the government’s plans to acquire bulk of AstraZeneca vaccines from India.  Additionally the Opposition Office claimed that the local shipping agent of MV Chefoo that arrived in…

SI, PRC ties stronger

The historic groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction of major sporting infrastructures in Honiara on May 5 has demonstrated the growth of the Solomon Islands-China relations in a short span of time. The state of the art stadium project is one of the important outcomes of the consensus reached by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and…

Drug dealer in Makira probed

POLICE at Kira Kira in Makira Ulawa Province are investigating a 36-year-old male person for being in possession of marijuana. The man was caught on 23 April 2021, a statement issued by Police Media Unit said. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira-Ulawa Province Superintendent Peter Sitai said it was alleged that on the 23 April 2021 police…

$37M HELP

Australia delivers $37m Covid-19 support to SOEs’ SOLOMON Airlines and Solomon Water are the beneficiaries of Australia’s latest funding support totalling $37 million, it was announced Thursday. Australia’s High Commissioner, Lachlan Strahan and the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma signed the funding agreement on Tuesday 4th May, a statement issued by the Australian High…

MUP Bananas are traditional food crops, Premier

THE Makira Ulawa Premier, Julian Maka’a has said in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital bananas are traditional food crops which must not be ignored in the Provincial Government’s efforts to develop agriculture. He says the Agriculture Sector which is normally referred to as the backbone of the national economy is also that of his province,…

Games project bolster S.I/PRC relations

THE 2023 Pacific Games stadium project will continue to strengthen the bilateral relations between Solomon Islands and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This was the clear message coming from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Li Ming and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare speeches. They both delivered their speeches…

Wale cautions govt over extreme rental agreement

LEADER of Opposition Mathew Wale questions the excessive tenancy agreement signed recently by the owner of the Melanesian Haus and the Ministry of Infrastructure to house the Infrastructure Development Unit which was previously accommodated at the Hyundai Mall Building. It has been revealed that the new tenancy agreement provides for the rental at $280,000.00 doubling…