Asian market vital for SI

The Solomon Islands needs to take full advantage of the growing Asian market as it seeks to expand its economic base. A recent report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown that there is rising demand in Asia for goods originating from the Pacific. “There has been a huge expansion, especially in primary…

Neighbour increases terrorism threat level

AP – The terrorism threat level for Australian police has been elevated to high. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said the change was a result of intelligence and discussions with its partners, and was in line with the broader threat level for the community. “Recent events in France, Canada and Australia serve as a sobering…

Community wants new nurses at Talakali

NURSES working at Talakali clinic in Langalanga lagoon Malaita province are urged to perform their duties during official hours. This call was made after several deaths occurred at the clinic while nurses were not present. A man who asked not to be named said it was a normal practice that patients will have to wait…

Tanakuku cannot host students: Parent

STUDENT’s intakes for form one at Tanakuku community high school in northwest Guale have raised concerns over the school’s incapability to hot secondary students. Students and parents say the school enrolled 50 students for form one this year, but it has no buildings prepared for the students. Peter Chikai said most of the students’ needs…

Gizo steps up fight to keep out giant snail

MINISTER of Agriculture in the Western Provincial government Wayne Maepio supports the initiative of the Bio-security Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to step up the fight to reduce and eradicate the African Giant Snail. Mr Maepio made the comments during a meeting in Gizo last week. Supporting the sentiments, Gizo quarantine officer…

Increase in Fiji’s visitor arrivals

FBC NEWS – Fiji’s annual visitor arrival number reached a new high of 692, 630 last year. This was 2.6 percent more than the previous record of 675, 050 in 2011. It also represents a significant 5.3 percent increase over the 2013 arrival number of 657, 706. The significant increases in arrivals were recorded from…

‘Stop the disunity, walk the talk’

A CONCERN man in Auki town is calling on the newly formed Malaita executive to put out their differences and worked together for the betterment of the province. Robert Unu said there is not time for unnecessary disagreements. “Members of the executive should work together and stop their disagreements. That is just one post, teamwork…

Aluta council invites gov’t to share plans

PRESIDENT of the Aluta Palm Oil Council Rocky Tisa has invited the Democratic Coalition for Change government to visit the council and landowners. Mr Tisa said they are pleased with the assurances made by the DCC government to progress the stalled project, and wanted DCC representative to visit them. “We want the DCC authorities to…

SIWIBA gears up for anniversary

The Solomon Islands Woman In Business Association (SIWIBA) group, is looking gearing up for SIWIBA’s 10th Anniversary celebration at the end of this month. SIWIBA Coordinator Nina Tuhaika the event is held to commemorate the hardship and achievements members of the group had been through in their struggle to fulfil the aims and objectives of…