GP plans to upgrade tourism facilities next year

Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office aims to improve all tourism facilities within the province by 2015. Jesinta Koli, Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office highlighted this when speaking during the official opening of a three days tourism training in Marau yesterday. Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) together with the Guadalcanal Provincial Tourism Office organised this three days…

17 to contest Central Kwara’ae

SEVENTEEN (17) intending candidates will contest for the Central Kwara’ae Constituency (CKC) seat, Malaita Province. A reliable source close to the paper confirmed this to the paper last night. He said that out of that seventeen intending candidates two (2) were females and fifteen (15) males including the former MP. The intending candidates are; outgoing…

Names drawn for ballot order

A draw to find out the order of names of all intending candidates that will appear in the voting ballot paper was staged yesterday for Guadalcanal Province and Honiara City Council Constituencies. This came after the close of nominations. The draw was conducted at the National Museum and was witnessed by election officials. The draw…

Single sales of cigarette to stop

STREET and market vendors are expected to do away with selling of single cigarettes when the Tobacco Control Regulations comes into full force. The regulation was gazetted by Cabinet in January as part of Government’s commitment to improving the health of Solomon Islanders. Under the Regulations, all tobacco packaging must display health warnings on 70%…

NCW supports 26 women in Solomons elections

With nominations for candidates to close tomorrow the National Council of Women in Solomon Islands says it has helped prepare at least 26 women nationwide to run for office in elections next month. Solomon Islands has had only two female parliamentarians in the 36 years since gaining independence from Britain. The NCW President, Ella Kauhue,…

Poloso’s sentence extended

High court on Tuesday ordered Wesley Poloso known as ‘toy boy’ to serve four years in prison after reviewing his earlier sentence of two and half years. Poloso has tricked the government of about $1.5 million, after acquiring a tender to ship building materials to rural clinics in Manuopo, Temotu province and Malaita Outer Islands,…

How atoll farmers do farming

FARMING on an atoll is a challenging task for local farmers due to lack of space, infertile soil, raising sea level and challenge of natural disasters. And Luaniua villagers in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI), Malaita Province farmers there are also facing similar challenges. Climate change remains a threat to their livelihood. However the need to…

Frustration high

Patience runs out as former officers threaten to disturb election Former police officers who have served at the country’s border between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) during the Bougainville crises have threaten to disturb the upcoming election.  That is, if the government fails to make any part payment. The former officers feared any…