‘CORRUPT’ LAND DEAL

Solomon Power Tanagai Solar Farm under the cloud COMMERCIAL and individual buyers who used individual members of the Tanagai House of Chiefs to acquire land in and around Honiara have been warned to expect drastic changes to their ownership from early next year, it was revealed yesterday. The Board of Trustees of the Tanagai House…

SOLOMON POWERS PAYS $4M DIVIDEND

THE Solomon Power (SP) Board under its Hybrid Dividend Policy and the State Owned Enterprise (SOE) Act declared a dividend of SBD$4 million. This has been paid to its shareholder, the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) on Tuesday 9th November 2021. The dividend payment (Cheque) was officially handed to the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon.…

More females graduate from SINU

FEMALES make up the majority of graduands this year at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), marking a historic turning point in gender parity. Out of total 865 graduands yesterday 63 percent are females and 37 percent are males. SINU Acting Vice Chancellor Dr Jack Maebuta said even though it is not gender balanced but…

DEMAND FOR APOLOGY

THE people of Guadalcanal have demanded the National Government to issue a formal apology regarding what they believe as disrespect and disregard to sensitivity relating to customary land issues on their island. The demand appeared in resolution number 4 reached during the Guadalcanal Leaders’ Forum held on Wednesday 29 September in Honiara. The apology demand…

MRD commences monitoring of CDF support

The Ministry of Rural Development will commence its monitoring of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) support funds to selected constituencies next week. MRD Deputy Secretary Technical (DST) Hugo Hebala said that the monitoring of CDF is an instrument basically to complement the M & E monitoring activity at the constituency level. The monitoring will be carried…

Private Sector partnership with Community Policing Committees, MHMS to vamp up COVID-19 vaccine coverage

Amid Solomon Islands’ continuous efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, the private sector aligns with the Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) by organizing a three-day awareness to disseminate information to help communities in and around Honiara gain better understanding and make informed decision about COVID-19 vaccines. The Solomon Islands Chamber…

SCALE-NRM PARTNER WITH LOCAL CONSERVATION GROUP FOR FOREST CONSERVATION INITIATIVES

Winrock International Solomon Islands, among other ongoing activities, has signed a partnership agreement with Mai Ma’asina Greenbelt to progress forest conservation activities, and in particular one of the core activities of the SCALE-NRM project in Malaita Province – Protected Areas and Payment of Ecosystem Services (PES) which include Carbon Trading. Mai Ma’asina Greenbelt (MMGB) is…

Police arrest a 21yr-old male for damaging ATM

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested a 21-year-old male person for damaging an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), which is owned by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited in Chinatown recently. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City, Superintendent Jimson Robo says that it will be alleged in court that…