Dausabea offers to help shop keepers

The Office of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Industries Solomon Islands (ICCTISI) says it is ready to assist shopkeepers who are demanding their employers to pay their National Provident Fund (NPF) contributions. Chief Executive Officer Charles Dausabea stated this after shopkeepers in Auki working for Asian shop owners say their employers never paid…

CIP police show presence

NINETEEN police officers in Central Islands Province (CIP) were involved in a walk from the Tulagi provincial police headquarters to the Diocese of Central Solomon and back to the provincial police headquarters last week. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Inspector Hugo Maelasi says the march is part of the police high visibility as well as…

Police Credit Union probe still ongoing

POLICE investigation into the alleged misuse of the Police Credit Union is progressing well. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this when asked at his weekly media conference for an update of the investigation. “That investigation is going for quite a while,” Mr Varley said. He added it is a complex matter. Mr Varley said he…

Honiara harbour is highly unsafe, warns scientist

DANGEROUS WATERS By CHARLEY PIRINGI A LOCAL scientist has warned that the Honiara harbour and its shorelines are unsafe for recreational and fishing activities. Dickson Boboria issued the warning ahead of his doctoral research paper, which will be published later this year. Mr Boboria conducted his research within the Honiara harbour from White River to…

Guadalcanal province trail blazing

The Guadalcanal Provincial Provincial Premier Anthony Veke, his Executive and officials were honored to receive H.E Paul Maddison, High Commissioner of Canada to Solomon Islands at the provincial headquarters last Thursday. Premier Veke thanked His Excellency for taking his time off his busy schedule to visit Guadalcanal province. H.E Maddison was briefed on the progress…

Villagers appeal for relief food supply

COMMUNITIES along the Ata’a river in Baegu Asifola, north east Malaita, say they are running out of food due to the bad weather. And they are appealing for relief food supplies. About six communities living along the river claimed their food gardens have been washed away by floods brought on from the heavy down since…

PM, deputy deny claims

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare have refuted claims that they are not in talking terms with each other. In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two leaders said they have a lot of work to do in such a short period of time and they cannot be deterred from this…

G.G PERMITTED TO TOUCH FIFA W’CUP

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui will be the only Solomon Islander that has the permission to touch the FIFA World Cup ™ Trophy, when it graces Honiara tomorrow. He will be joining other heads of states, and World Cup winning players in the over 50 countries that the trophy has visited and scheduled to visit,…

Road maintenance after weather improves

THE National Government through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) will start repair and maintenance work on Honiara’s main roads as soon as the current bad weather subsides. Acting MID Permanent Secretary Jimmy Nuake on Tuesday said this road maintenance will include the Vura-Naha-Kolaridge road under the National Transport Fund (NTF). “We have procured three…

Police: Think safety first

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has appealed to the traveling public to think safety first before embarking on any trip at sea in light of the current bad weather. A statement from the Police Media Unit said, this advice comes after police continues to receive reports of people missing at sea or encountering…