Flag rising training conducted

The Honiara City Council (HCC) Education Division in collaboration with the Solomon Islands Scouts Association has organized a training for flag rising among the schools in the city. HCC Chief Education Officer Wayne Koebule said, this is part of the DCC Government through the endorsement of the Ministry of Education to revive the daily flag…

Concern over HCC’s absence at meeting

THE 2015 Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting kicked off on Wednesday without the presence of the Honiara City Council (HCC). And this had seen senior tourism officials expressing their disappointment in failing to attend the official opening of the Tourism Ministers’ meeting at the Heritage Park Hotel. A senior government official told the paper, HCC…

Food crisis looms in East Makira

The uncommon severe weather pattern, unusual high tides, extreme rough seas, strong currents and daily heavy downpour accompanied by gale-force winds that continue to ravage Makira Ulawa Province since late April has shown no sign of subsiding. And this had subsequently threatened food security and imposed greater health risk, a dire situation of extreme consequences…

Solomon Islands and Australia boost growth through trade and technology

A new customs system, ASYCUDA World will enhance trade, reduce business costs, and increase government revenue thanks to a partnership between the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments. The customs declaration processing system will make imports and exports easier by simplifying trade procedures, information flows and documentation. This will reduce processing times and lower business costs…

Three hotels planned for West

WESTERN Provincial Government (WPG) plans to build three new hotels in the Province. Provincial Secretary (PS) for Western Provincial Government Adrian Tony highlighted this during the Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting (CTMM) held at the Heritage Park Hotel, Wednesday. Mr Tony said, Western provincial government’s plan is to build the hotels to boost tourism arrivals…

Magistrate probe certificate issue

The Central Magistrate Court is currently investigating the controversial Certificate of No Appeal issued to the Ministry of Lands to facilitate land registration by Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) on Rennell Island. This was confirmed after Deputy Chief Magistrate directed his officers to inform the media about the controversial matter arising between his two magistrates.…

Accused faces sentencing

THE court will sentence a man facing numerous criminal offences dating back to 2008 to 2013, next week. Max Gura faces a total of 12 charges in which he entered guilty pleas to all of them. The charges are three counts of common assault, four counts of demanding money with menaces, malicious damage, resisting arrest,…

Accused to know fate tomorrow

A MAN who allegedly involved in attacking a Renbel chief at the Kingsley Food bar last year will know whether or not he will stand trial in the High Court, tomorrow. A short form preliminary inquiry was conducted in relation to the accused Frank Fakani yesterday that saw documents tendered to the court. Principal Magistrate…