ROC navy squadron on Goodwill visit

At the invitation of the Government of Solomon Islands, a three vessel fleet of the ROC (Taiwan) navy midshipmen cruising training squadron will grace our shores next week. To be led by Commander Rear Admiral Yu-Pin Lin, the navy squadron will arrive in Honiara on Monday morning. The brief visit will be for three days.…

Lands Minister vows to fight corruption

THE Minister of Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) has told Parliament he will work hard to get rid of corrupt practises within the Ministry. Andrew Manepora’a told the house his Ministry is one of the government agencies with a common public portrayal of unethical behaviour topping the government corruption chart. While the Minister applauded his…

Main market reopens tomorrow

Honiara’s central market will reopen for normal services tomorrow following complaints from market vendors. This was confirmed by the Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata. The main market has been closed for an indefinite period last week to allow the market management carried out renovation and improvement work within the market facility. Mr Ofata yesterday…

118 search & rescue cases recorded here

SOLOMON Islands has recorded more than a hundred search and rescue cases between 2013 and early this year. This was highlighted in a week-long workshop organised for the search and rescue experts in the pacific. The three day workshop is currently underway in Noumea, New Caledonia and will end today after the kicking off on…

Call to fix West Honiara road

POOR road condition in parts of West Honiara has forced many vehicle owners and commuters to call on responsible authorities and road contractors to consider fixing the road soon. For many weeks after the recent cyclone Pam, the road section between Town ground down to White River had never been fixed. Following the heavy rain,…

Youths undergo management training

A THREE days youth management community reflection workshop for North Malaita youths got underway in Auki this week. Adventist Development Relief Agencies (ADRA) based in Honiara is organizing the training which was held at the Malaita women Resource Centers Building in Auki. This training came under the Youths Engagement and Livelihood Project (YELP) which is…

Reviewed Education Act to be tabled in Parliament

A REVIEWED Education Act will be tabled in Parliament this year as a critical first step in reforms within the education sector. That’s according to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when speaking at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) annual graduation ceremony last Friday. “The revised legislation will make for a fully complete educational system…

Police minister faces assault charge

Magistrates decline warrant of arrest application for Peter Shanel APPLICATION for the magistrate to issue a warrant of arrest yesterday for the Police Minister was declined. This was when the Member of Parliament for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel failed to show up in court for his assault case. The court refused to issue the warrant…

Beche-de-mer case mentioned

THE Beche-de-mer case that has been remitted back to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for a re-trial has been mentioned on Monday. Accused Dr Regional Aipia was not present in court except for his lawyer, Wilson Rano of Rano & Company. Public Prosecutor Maito’o Hauirae told the court yesterday prosecution will be filing amended charges. An…