Australia supports innovative partnership on food fortification

THE Australian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday with the national government, Delite Flour Mill, Solomon Rice Company Limited and other stakeholders on food fortification in the Solomon Islands. Australia helped broker the innovative public-private partnership between nine stakeholders, which will see commonly eaten food in the Solomon Islands fortified with micronutrients such as…

Gov’t to upgrade domestic terminal

The Ministry of Aviation and Communication (MAC) plans to install a proper water supply and a standby water pump generator at Henderson domestic terminal as part of upgrading services at the terminal. This was revealed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo yesterday. This is to ensure there is continuous supply of water to…

Airlines board defends Sumsum

SOLOMON Airlines board is standing by chief executive officer Captain Ron Sumsum in the face of public criticisms by members of Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII). Board chairman Denton Rarawa, in a statement published in today’s paper, denied Captain Sumsum being paid the exorbitant amounts the group has claimed. FSII has claimed Captain Susum is…

Appeal against ruling of Chinese duo

HEARING of the appeal against a ruling which relates to a magistrate’s decision to acquit two Chinese will commence Tuesday next week in the High Court. The Asians were accused of running prostitution in the country. The hearing was supposed to be heard yesterday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer, but the respondents’ lawyer was…

Renbel to focus on three priority areas

THE Rennell and Bellona provincial government’s policy will focus on tourism, agriculture and fisheries development. This was revealed by Premier Collin Tesuatai. “These sectors which align with the DCC government policy statement. It will basically help develop the province in the long term. “These are areas that really touch the heart of my province and…

Police to probe 2010 Tetere murder case

Police will be carrying out further investigations into a murder case dated way back in 2010. The decision to allow police to make further investigations came after the defence made a representation to the prosecution seeking to withdraw the murder charge against Isaac Para. This is due to insufficient evidence and the withdrawal was sought…