Auki Market bans black market

The Management of Auki Market in Malaita have finally put a stop to black-market activities that have been going on within the market premises over the past years. Last week, security officers at the market stopped vendors who attempted to purchase out-right produces from farmers arriving at the market. Their intention was to buy off…

MELANESIAN ARTS FESTIVAL COMMITTEE RESUMES PRE-FESTIVAL PLANNING PROCESS

The Solomon Islands Melanesian Arts Festival National Organizing Committee (MAFNOC) has resumed its pre-festival planning process for 2018 this week. Solomon Islands will host the 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) from July 1 to 10 this year on the theme “Past Recollections; Future Connections.”  The event is programmed to coincide with the country’s…

Tenants demand $5k package

TENANTS currently occupying the Auki plaza are demanding the Malaita provincial government to settle their repatriation package of $5000 before they vacate the building. This comes after they received a matching-order from Malaita provincial government to vacant the Auki Plaza to allow the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) to take over the building and…

17 buses face court today

A TOTAL of 17 buses being seized early this year by the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement Officers for breaching the newly implemented long bus route will face court on Thursday. The buses were impounded for disobeying and operating short bus route instead of the designated long route. HCC’s Head of Law Enforcement Division,…

$3.7M outstanding fees paid

GOV’T SETTLES SINU DUES By CHARLES KADAMANA THE Government on Tuesday settled $3.7 million in outstanding tuition fees with Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Dr Franco Rodie confirmed this on Wednesday ahead of a meeting SINU Students Association is organising today at Kukum campus. Dr…