Inmates undergo organic farming

A charitable organisation called ‘Bushman Farming Network’ has introduced organic farming method to inmates at the Auki Correctional Service on Monday in Malaita Province. President of Bushman Farming Network Casper Saefo’oa said, organic farming method is one of the best ways to improve soil management and yield. He explained with this type of farming it…

Skyline ‘remarked’ in Fiji

Skyline Group of Company is currently under the spotlight in Fiji, it was revealed. The firmed described as an alleged international scammer had signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Solomon Islands government last year to build 5,000 homes for public servants.  The company was alerted to the pacific countries after reports from mainland China…

Call to prioritise waste management

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Meteorological service has called on key government ministries, stakeholders, and development partners to give priority to solid waste management. The call was made in light of the opening of the Ranadi landfill site on Friday by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Melchior Mataki.  “The Ministry of Environment, in…

USP students evacuated as Winston batters Fiji

Solomon Islands students studying at the University of South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus in Fiji have been evacuated from their residential dormitories at the campus to the USP food court building. The move was made in light of the devastation caused by cyclone Winston, which is wreaking havoc throughout Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu.…

New SIPA board now in Singapore

Newly-appointed Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board is reported to have left the country for Singapore on a business trip. They left Thursday on a trip fully funded by SIPA. The trip is aimed at giving the new board the opportunity to understand how air service Singapore operates as SIPA eyes venturing into airline business.…

Critics question new diplomatic selections

Designate appointees to fill three vacant diplomatic posts overseas have been described as “a laughable joke”. Local veteran journalist Alfred Sasako has claimed in a newspaper article yesterday that Doreen Kuper has been picked for the Taiwan office, Dr Fred Isom for the United Nations, while Warren Paia for Canberra. Sasako claimed in the article…

Central explains Teachers’ postings

Central Islands Provincial Education Authority says the posting of teachers this year was made on the basis of re-aligning individual staff teachers to their correct academic levels. The Provincial Education Authority said the re-alignment was necessary since a good number of teachers were teaching at grade levels above their eligible academic correct levels. This in…

President Joko Widodo refused to meet Sogavare

Indonesia snubs MSG chair Indonesia president Joko Widodo has turned down Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s request for a meeting to discuss the West Papua issue. Sogavare revealed this in Noumea, New Caledonia, Friday, during a meeting with officials of the Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialist (FLNKS). The prime minister is on a 13-day…

Gov’t seals diplomatic relations with Pakistan

SOLOMON Islands has established diplomatic relations with Pakistan last Friday. Foreign Affairs and External Trade minister Milner Tozaka and Pakistan’s High Commissioner designate to Solomon Islands, Naela Chohan signed the Communiqué in Honiara to formalise the ties. “It is with great enthusiasm that I sign this agreement between our two nations, an enthusiasm that comes…