City-based groups for MACFest

ONLY Honiara-based cultural groups will represent the country in next month’s Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST). This was due to drastic budget cuts faced by the MACFEST national organising committee. In a statement on Tuesday the committee said, Honiara-based Cultural groups from the country’s nine provinces will represent Solomon Islands at the upcoming Melanesian…

Govt unhappy with Rumbiak’s comment

The Government has expressed dismay at attempts by West Papualeader Jacob Rumbiak, to interfere and meddle in the country’s national affairs. In a statement on Tuesday the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) said it strongly disproves the action of Mr Rumbiak. It disputed the allegations, opinions, and interference by Mr Rumbiak in…

SOLOMON AIRLINES RETURNS TO PARASI

After an approximate 10-year absence Solomon Airlines will recommence scheduled air services to Parasi Airport in South Malaita from 08 June 2018. The national carrier’s decision follows the recommissioning of the airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI).  The new service will operate between Honiara and Parasi every Monday and Friday. Announcing…

RSIPF sign MoU with RPNGC

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force(RSIPF) and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to govern future cooperation between the two police forces. RSIPF Commissioner Matthew Varley and the RPNGC Commissioner, Gari Baki signed the MoU during a ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara following…

NEW FEMALE MP

Lanelle Tanangada is the new Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Gizo/Kolombangara constituency. This follows her landslide victory over former Prime Minister and top contender Gordon Darcy Lilo during Wednesday’s by-election. Mrs Tanagada’s win has dashed Lilo’s hope to regain power for the second time in Parliament. Mrs Tanagada was declared winner just after 8pm…

Dr Rohorua new PSC chair

The newly appointed chairperson of the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been sworn in. He is Dr. Frederick Isom Rohorua who has replaced Eliam Tangirongo, who has taken up another appointment as the Solomon Islands High Commissioner Designate to United Kingdom. Dr. Rohorua’s has served under the Officer of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as…

Tome’s closing sub, Wednesday

  The former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, David Tome, accused of converting $80,000 of constituency fund will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for the closing submission on his matter.   Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea will then set a date for the judgment after hearing the closing submissions at 1.30pm today. The…

Balance diet is vital

A SPECIALIST from the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) urges locals from Balasuna areas to eat balance diet every day during meal time. James Yu was speaking at an integrated workshop held at Balasuna in North-East Guadalcanal on Friday. “Its important these days that you eat balance diet to control non communicable disease (NCD) that is…