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Ports to recruit 80 new workers SOLOMON Island Ports Authority (SIPA) is recruiting 80 new employees as part of the organisation’s second phase reform program. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Yeo, revealed this during a press conference held at his office, Wednesday afternoon. Mr Yeo said, majority of new these 80 employees will be female.…

Opposition demands clarification on $3.7m payout

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Prime Minister and his Cabinet to tell the truth to the public regarding the $3.7 million compensation payout. In a statement on Wednesday, the Parliamentary Opposition Group says revelation that the Finance Ministry has already paid $3,732,828 to Aggressor Solomons Limited (ASL) is “shocking especially to taxpayers…

Premier applauds Fiu resource owners

MALAITA Province premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has praised Fiu resource owners saying they set an example to other Malaita resource owners. Mr Ramohia said Malaitans always talked about development, but never organise themselves to pave way for development. “What Fiu Resource Owners are doing which allows for a smooth coordination of planning the Fiu Hydro…

Reviewed agreement delays flights to Gwaunaru’u

GWAUNARU’U airport near Auki has been declared re-opened by Aviation but the delay rests with Solomon Airlines and the National Government according to Malaita’s provincial minister for lands administration reform and survey. Martin Fini made the clarification following public queries on why there are still no flights to the airstrip despite recent declaration that the…

Deal for tourism institute support

The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has on Wednesday signed a milestone memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) which will pave the way for a $747,807.02 assistance to the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality at the SINU School of Business and Management. This assistance is part of…

Betel-nut vendor sent to prison

A woman has been sent on Wednesday to serve 30 days in prison after she failed to pay up her fines, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Bridgette Ngalena was arrested on 20 April, 2015 for selling betel nut, fruit leaf and cigarettes at various spots in Honiara. She pleaded guilty to the two counts of…