Taiwan farm offer discussed

A PROPOSITION for the Taiwanese Government to send a technical expert to Solomon Islands to assist in organizing local farmers to go into commercial farming was discussed in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation currently on a state visit to Taiwan discussed the proposition when they met…

PM visits Taiwan’s SEZs

AS part of Government’s move to start introducing the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) concept to stimulate economic growth, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation toured the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) this week. The delegation is on an eight day visit in Taiwan. The visit was organised to allow the Prime Minister Sogavare and…

Insurance law under review

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in partnership with the UNCDF/UNDP Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) is undertaking a comprehensive review of the current Insurance legislation in the country. A statement from CBSI said the objective of this review exercise is to draft a new Insurance Act that will bring Solomon Islands up to…

Local raises $1k for Winston victims

SOLOMON Islands walkathon star in Fiji Randy Chite has donated FJD$1,633.91for the victims of the devastating tropical Cyclone Winston to the Fiji Red Cross Society in a ceremony on Thursday. The 22-year old student at the University of South Pacific (USP) collected the money when embarking on a lone walk around Viti Levu, to raise…

Raramo: Rise up Malaita

THE Vice Chairman for ‘Malaitans for Malaita Initiatives’ through the National Malaita Fundraising Committee (NMFC) Redley Raramo has revealed that his committee is organizing a special event on the Malaita Second-appointed day to be held on August 15, 2016 here in Honiara. The theme for the celebration is ‘Rise up Malaita’. This theme is in…

Gov’t urged to compensate victims

THE GOVERNMENT is urged to pay compensation to the children, women and men of South Guadalcanal who came under fire from the patrol boat owned by the state between the years 2001 and 2002. Provincial Member for Vatukulau Ward in South Guadalcanal, Rollen Seleso, made the call, Thursday. “I was amongst the people at Veramogho…

Sikua attends cyber-security training

THE Leader of Independent group in Parliament Hon. Dr. Derek Sikua has participated in a parliamentary workshop in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to discuss cybercrime and cybersecurity. The training start started on Wednesday 27th July  to Friday 28th July 2016. The Asia-Pacific regional workshop was organized by the UK branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in…

Mayor to be sentenced mid next month

HONIARA City Mayor Alfrence Fatai will be sentenced mid next month The magistrate’s court decided August 16 as the sentencing date after the completion of sentencing submissions and mitigation on Tuesday before Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. The city mayor was charged with one count of attempted bribery in relation to an incident in May…