Beche-de-mer harvesting period extended

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has extended the harvesting period for sea cucumber (bech-de-mer) for the month of April. Minister of Fisheries and Marines Resources John Maneniaru announced this early this week. In a statement, the Ministry informed the general public, resources owners, licensed exporters of beche-der-mer, and sea cucumber…

Land at April Hill

About 300 plots of land are available at the April Hill in East Honiara. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey Stanley Wale yesterday when appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He said, the new area is already being occupied by victims and survivors of the…

Lands board hailed

THE establishment of the lands board within the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey has been described as a wise move which sets the work within the Ministry in order.  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry was speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday when he highlighted this. He said, under the new act the…

Awareness on Zika, dengue and Malaria underway

A MASSIVE awareness to stop the spread of zika viru, dengue and malaria in Honiara is currently underway in Honiara. This was revealed by the Director of Health Division within the Honiara City Council (HCC) Harvest Miabule during the handing over of 11,000 ‘Stop Malaria’ posters to HCC Malaria division at HCC yesterday. Sumitomo Metal…

Sumitomo supports malaria fight

Sumitomo Metal Mining (SMM) Ltd on Tuesday donated 11,000 stop malaria posters to Honiara City Council (HCC) Malaria division. The donation was made possible through a request from JICA volunteer working with the Malaria division as part of fighting dengue, Malairia and Zika in Honiara. SMM Managing Director of Yoritoshi Ochi when handing over the…

Community to commemorate April flood

Survivors and victims of the 2014 Honiara April 3 flash flood will be commemorating the 2014 April flood. Most of the survivors who have been resettled at April Hill in East Honiara have lost loved ones. Speaking to the paper, treasurer of the organizing committee Charles Ketea said, “it’s now April, and our thoughts about…

Immigration, labour laws to be reviewed

THE country’s existing immigration and labour laws will come under review as part of easing the challenges affecting foreign investment in the country. A statement from the Government Communication Unit said this step is one of the activities undertaken in the Government’s sectoral reform programs to strengthen the Ministry of Trade, Commerce, Industries and Immigration.…

Election office ends workshop

“NO problem is too small to overlook for the health of smooth running of elections.” These are the word of Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu. “Our continuous strive for future elections is to achieve, free, fair and credible Elections” After the successful completion of the National Biometric Voter Registration and Election last year, the Solomon…