Vatud Star to bridge Islands

Temotu Vatud constituency will soon launch its new vessel MV Vatud Star which has arrived in the country. Vatud constituency is a constituency with scattered islands. And with the new ship coming forth, it is hoped to bridge all the Islands together. Speaking to this paper, Member of Parliament for Vatud Constituency and Minister for…

MSG chair meets SPC heads in Noumea

The Melanesian Spearhead Group Chair, Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare of Solomon Islands met with the Director- General of the Secretary of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga and Deputy Director-General, Mr Cameron Diver in Noumea on Sunday. Discussions at the meeting focused on the MOU signed between the MSG Secretariat and the SPC in…

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…

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.…