BECH-DE-MER DESTROYED

‘Illegally harvested BDM products burnt into ashes’   HALF a tonne of bech-de-mer (BDM) products confiscated from both individuals and Chinese companies were burnt to ashes by the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources (MFMR) Compliance team, Thursday. Speaking before the products were burnt, Director of Fisheries, Eddie Honiwala said the decision to burn the…

Handover of 1st Batch of Australia-made AstraZeneca Vaccine

Solomon Islands and Australia are committed to working together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, saving lives and protecting our economies. Australia will provide Solomon Islands with large quantities of safe and effective vaccines over the coming months. Australian High Commissioner Dr Lachlan Strahan formally handed over the first delivery of Australian-made AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to…

In Court with Assumpta

“Gov’t must change payroll system” Pro to respond to proposal on $300k theft case Bangladeshi rape accused back in court, June 22    “Gov’t must change payroll system” THE Government needs to change its aurion system in the Ministry of Finance and Treasure (MOFT) to avoid losing more money as the system cannot detect over…

Solomon Power, Australia signs multi-million dollar agreement for Tina hydro

SOLOMON Power and the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific [AIFFP] have signed a multi-million dollar combined grant and loan financing agreement for the Tina River Hydropower Project on Guadalcanal. The project is expected to create more than 200 jobs during its construction phase before the hydropower facility is completed in 2024. Prime Minister…