SIPA claims ownership of city coastline

Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has revealed on Thursday the coastline waters starting from Kokonut Café to Lunga is under their jurisdictions, thus any shipping activities along that coastline should be reported to them. Speaking during the forum at the Heritage Park Hotel yesterday, a SIPA team member presented in a power point presentation that…

Police warns against using laser lights at airport

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast is dissuading people from shining laser lights on incoming flights at the Henderson International Airport at night. Mr Prendergast said it is an offence and is a very dangerous practice. “We have some incidents recently where laser lights have been shone on incoming flights at night at the Henderson International Airport.…

$1MILLION DEBT

Temotu provincial government has incurred a debt of nearly SBD $1million over the past two years and is now facing immense pressure to settle it. Reports reaching the paper said, the million dollar debt has affected normal provincial government services and is causing frustration amongst the direct employees of the province because their National Provident…

Dr Sanga: We need more writers

ONE of the editors of the newly launched book about Solomon Islands Boarding School Experiences Dr. Kabini Sanga says he wants to see more writers in the next edition. The next edition will be focusing on village lives setting that will be more interesting for people to read about how black people are doing with…

Sexual reproductive health training

A workshop on sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post–crisis situation has kicked off on Wednesday at the Solomon Islands Plan Parenthood Association (SIPPA) in Honiara. The three days’ workshop which was organized by SPRINT is aimed at educating important stake holders about key areas that need to be addressed with regards to…

Gov’t to closely monitor Gold Ridge dewatering

THE Government, through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology will be working closely with the Gold Ridge Mining Limited to monitor the current dewatering of the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF). This was revealed to the media by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Melchior Mataki, during an interview at the…

PM urges diplomats to represent national interest

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged the heads of Solomon Islands foreign missions of keeping within the confines of their crucial role of representing the interest of the government and people of Solomon Islands. He made the reminder when opening the three-day Solomon Islands Heads of Missions and National Stakeholders’ Consultation in Honiara Tuesday morning.…