PORTS $16M INVESTMENT

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) yesterday commissioned three container cranes worth $16million in Honiara on Tuesday. The 45 ton Kalma reach stackers full container handler was bought from Australia. Kalma officials, SIPA’s chief executive officer, Michael Wate, legal officer Charles Ashley, director engineering, Ronald Ivupitu, chairman of SIPA board Billy Titiulu and staff have witnessed…

MP threatened

Leaders must be protected, a leader’s plea A Member of Parliament (MP) of the ruling Democratic Coalition for Change Government was threatened over the weekend by thugs at the Gilbert Camp area, East Honiara. The MP who does not want to be identified, was traveling with his family to attend Church on Sunday. The alleged…

Gov’t pledges to work with Catholics

The Government has pledged to work together with the newly installed Catholic archbishop, the Most Reverend Christopher Michael Cardone Op. Archbishop Cardone, who was installed last Saturday at the Holy Cross Cathedral, was the third archbishop of Honiara. “I want to commit the partnership of the government of Solomon Islands to your service,” government rep…

Raising literacy

READ SI – Never gives up! DETERMINED to raise literacy and improve living standards in the country, READ SI is a committed NGO and also one of the newest in the nation. It was started at the end of 2014 by Joyce Boykin, a former teacher at KG VI, Woodford International School and USP. Joyce…

PM meets Taiwanese military personnel

TAIWANESE military officers engaged in a United States-Taiwan-Solomon Islands Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief and Health Emergency exercise in Honiara over the past three days, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Friday. The trilateral exercise saw the deployment of 10 military personnel of Taiwan and six military personnel of the United States…

Major highway ground-breaking this week

THE ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the Kukum High Way Road Upgrading Project,will he held Wednesday 14th of September. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID)confirmed this. MID previously set the ground-breaking ceremony for 1stof this month (September) but now it has been moved to 14th of this month. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will…

Ex-bank officer changes plea

A FORMER ANZ bank officer who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $130,000 from the bank has changed her plea on Friday. Annie Ogoga was re-arraigned, Friday and this time she pleaded not guilty to two counts of larceny by a servant and one count of attempted larceny by servant. The change of plea was…

Man jailed for injuring in-law

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