Japan to upgrade Honiara office

SOLOMON Islanders who want to trade their products to Japan are hoping the embassy recruits a trade officer this year. This comes as the Japanese Embassy in Honiara prepares to become independent from Papua New Guinea. The Honiara office has been operating under Japan’s Embassy in Port Moresby since 1978. However, the Japanese Foreign and…

TOT for second DHS commences

The National Statistics Office (NSO) kicks off its first set of its series of training program on Monday to equipped training of trainers for the Solomon Islands Demographic Health Survey Fifteen NSO staff who are engaged by the SI second demography health survey attended the “training of trainers” workshop starting as of Monday 12 of…

Gospel Association’s conference focuses on health

THE Solomon Islands Full Gospel Association (SIFGA) will be hosting a national church conference in Honiara Next month. The conference will be organized by the SIFGA in collaboration with the ministry of Health (MOH) and World Health organisation (WHO). Chairman of SIFGA Jeffrey Alacky said awareness on non-communicable diseases and smoking ban will some of…

Pikinini clinic to re-open next week

The flood ravaged Pikinini clinic at Matanikau will soon resume services after it was closed for almost ten months since the April floods last year (2014). A senior nursing staff of Honiara City Council (HCC), Annie Leo said the clinic will resume its normal services as of next week. “It’s been quite a while now…

US firm teams up with PNA

THE NATIONAL/UNDERCURRENT NEWS –  A United States based tuna vessel management company has partnered with Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), to supply tuna that meets Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards. The understanding (MOU) to do that was signed between the South Pacific Tuna Corporation (SPTC) and PNAO/Pacifical, the marketing arm of PNA last Thursday.…

Law enforcement chairman applauds firms

THE Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division of the Honiara City Council Charles Aiwosuga, has expressed appreciation to the business houses in the city. This was for their corporation in paying up their business license for this year. “At the beginning of the year, we have witnessed a lot of business houses coming forward to…

Gruesome beheading

Okwala man allegedly decapitates brother COMMUNITY members of Okwala village, Central Kwara’ae, Malaita are still in shock and dismay over a grisly incident that occurred at their community on Monday morning. A man in his late 20s reportedly beheaded his elder brother following a dispute. The elder brother (deceased) has six children. Auki police responded…

High Court officer may go on trial

A High Court officer who allegedly converted $20,000 of the High Court funds for his own use is likely to go on trial next week, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Patterson Pou’s trial date was set for January 19 to 23. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Jim Seuika told Pou to return to court on the…