Hou ends constituency tour

Small Malaita Member of Parliament (MP) has successfully completed his constituency tour last month. A statement by the Small Malaita Constituency Office, said Rick Hou visited the constituency from 8 – 20 September 2017. “This is his 4th visit to the constituency in 2017”, the statement said. The SMC Office said that on this visit…

PM gets praise from Miss Pacific

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he was humbled by the high praise received from the reigning 2017 Miss Pacific Islands, Anne Christine Dunn this week. The Miss Pacific Islands was responding to comments made by the Prime Minister during a courtesy visit made to the Prime Minister this week by the 2017 Miss Solomon Islands…

BINA HARBOUR COMMUNIQUE SIGNED

The Government and the resources owners of Bina/ Talifilu land had signed a historic communique on Friday last week. The signing of the Bina/ Talifu Honiara Communique was a result of three months of solid dialogue, discussions and consultations which started on the 28th of July at the project site in Bina. From that first…

PM HAILS MINER

And his office defends ‘acknowledgement’ letter By TEDDY KAFO PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare appears to have an “intimate relationship” with the controversial Bintan Mining (Solomon Islands) Limited, an overseas miner extracting bauxite deposits on Rennell island, Renbel Province. This intimate relationship is further evidenced by a recently leaked letter, which the Prime Minister wrote to…

Farmers undergo livestock, poultry training

FIFTEEN young farmers in Malaita province together with the provincial agriculture officers in Malaita province have undergo two days small livestock training on husbandry and managing local chicken (Kokorako) in Auki on Wednesday. The training was facilitated by World Vision Solomon Islands under the support of Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to promote and…

Aipia returns to court today

MEDICAL practitioner Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant accused of illegally engaging in commercial beche-de-mer farming at Lord Howe Islands, Malaita Outer Islands, will appear again today in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Prosecution will this morning confirm if they will be proceeding with the charge of prohibition of catches and retains of beche-der-mer…

RSIPF praised for equal recruitment

A VISITING academic from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji, commends the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for implementing the executive decision of recruiting equal number of males and females into its new recruit intake every year. Dr Danielle Watson, Coordinator of the Pacific Policing Program at the USP, was…

BLUE BOAT BREACHES

Iona Firi given a week to destroy impounded boats By TEDDY KAFO THE Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has issued an ultimatum to Iona Firi to destroy the controversial blue boats by this weekend. The blue boats were impounded early this year and following an High Court ruling, they were destined to be tendered…