Renbel lauds DCC’s policy statement

NEWLY-ELECTED Rennell and Bellona premier Collin Singamoana Tesu’atai has commended the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government’s for the recent official release of its policy statement. Premier Tesu’atai said, the DCC policy statement is a key document, which will not only guide the functioning of the machinery of the government but also provide an important…

Tulagi police arrests duo

TWO young men were arrested by Tulagi police on Friday for consuming alcohol and behaving disorderly. The men who were from a village near Tulagi town were remanded in custody and were released on Saturday, according to the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Fred Satu. Mr Satu said, his office is taking tough measures to punish…

USPSI to conduct information session

THE University of the South Pacific, Solomon Islands (USPSI) campus in Honiara will be organising a two day information session for school leavers at its USPSI compound commencing today. The two day series information session is for school leavers or drop outs around the country to convene and learn more about the opportunities that are…

Court to decide where the case to hear case

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Malaita govt urged to make good decisions

The Malaita Provincial Government has been advised to make sound decisions and develop strategic actions that can bring back financial recovery and development for the province and its people following its disqualification from the Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) since 2010. Senior officials from the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) led by…

Georgian govt supports Gizo CHS

Gizo Community High School (CHS) in Western Province on Friday received five computers with assistance from the Georgian Government. The five computers came as the Georgian government began fulfilling its promise of donating a thousand computers to the Solomon Islands government. The computers were secured by former Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo in 2012. The…

Shooting suspect seeks bail

The man who was charged for the Mbike island resort shooting is seeking bail in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. His lawyer Maelyn Bird of Bird & Hiele Legal Service will be making the application for the bail this Friday. Jim Aita is facing charges of threatening with firearm, discharging firearm in public and arson. Police…

Financial survey set to start

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) will commence a ten weeks Financial Inclusion National Demand Side Survey (DSS) from 2nd February till 15th April 2015. A statement from Central Bank said, the main purpose of the Survey is to help Government, the Central Bank and…

SIEA commissions new cable

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) has recently commissioned its 33KV cable from Lungga to Ranadi, removing a constraint in the system in East Honiara. A statement from SIEA’s Chief Executive Officer Solomon Island Pradip Verma said, SIEA had also installed four new 2.5 Mega Watt generators at Lunga and the two new transformers at Honiara…

Moves to power up ministries with solar

The Motech Industries Incorporation of Taiwan has offered to provide solar power to government ministries at the cost of SBD$3.5 million. The company’s Accountant Manager for Asia Pacific Sales Department, Mr Sam Min met with Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare yesterday afternoon about the offer. Mr Min said he came up with the initiative after…