HEFTY FINE

Court imposes $37k fine on Bougainville boats, crews By ANDREW FANASIA THE Master of two Bougainville service boats with its four crew members were being fined $37,770 after illegally entering Solomon waters on an emergency trip in the Western Province. They appeared before the Gizo Magistrate court on Friday which they all pleaded guilty for…

WATER CRISIS HITS CITY

HONIARA City is currently facing a water crisis since last week following the shutting down of Solomon Water’s water source at Kongulai. This paper was informed that Honiara residents were without running water since last weekend. It is understood that current heavy rains experienced in the country is the major cause. This was then confirmed…

TACKLING ILLICIT TRADE

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eranda Kotelawala says the new state of the art mobile X-ray scanner machine will help to contain and curb the illicit trade activities that are coming through the main port. He uttered these words during the historical commissioning of the X-ray scanner machine at the port area…

Band aid concert cancelled

THE Government special fundraising committee set up to raise funds for the Australian bushfire has announced the cancellation of the second Band Aid concert planned for this Sunday 16th February. The committee has agreed to stage two Band Aid concerts as part of the fundraising efforts. It was for this reason that Honiara Bands Association…

8 dead, 4 survived

Bougainvilleans rescued after drifting for 32 days at sea By IAN M.KAUKUI Four out of 12 people from Buka in Bougainville have been rescued by a fishing boat after their boat capsized and drifted at sea since December 2019. On arrival on Saturday at the Solomon Islands International Ports, the survivors were then transported immediately…

All 5-yo urged to join PPY

THE Ministry of Education and Human resource Development (MEHRD) has called on all parents to enrol their 5 years old into Pre-Primary Year (PPY) to get better education for them. Permanent Secretary Franco Rodie made the call during the launching of the MEHRD PPY program today in Honiara. “Dear parents enrol your 5-year-old into pre-primary…

Young Pitakaka Set to lead YECSI

  The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a new Coordinator. He is Emmanuel Pitakaka. Young Pitakaka replaces the outgoing coordinator John Wopereis. Hailed from Choiseul, Pitakaka is a recent graduate from the University of Waikato in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Laws.  Emmanuel is a young father and is passionate about…

UNICEF committed with Education dev here

UNICEF has revealed that it will continue to be committed in helping Solomon Islands with its education development goals. Speaking at the launching of the Pre-primary year PPY program last week, Dr. Zelalem Taffesse of the organisation said the launch marks the beginning of the decade for accelerated action towards achieving the sustainable development goals…