Youths for clean election

Last month’s youth market theme allowed young people to focus on how they incorporate peace buildinginto their skills and talents. The popular youth market will have a new theme for October as election fever is on the rise. Through this coming market, youths will be given a venue to learn about elections and to express…

Poor road conditions affect transport owners

BAD road condition at the eighteen (18) kilometer road between Auki to Talakali in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province has affected transport owners and market vendors. A public transport operator in Rade community said the current bad road conditions currently experience has made it difficult for transport owners to provide reliable transport service to the traveling…

Airbus back in service

Solomon Airlines Airbus A320 is now back in service after being temporarily grounded last Wednesday. This happened after engineers detected a hydraulic leak on the aircraft soon after its arrival into Honiara from Brisbane. General Manager of Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said in keeping with standard safety procedure, the airline’s engineering team had immediately…

EU gives green light for Fiji fish exports

FIJI TV – Fiji now has more opportunities to increase its fish exports to the European Union. This follows the European Commission’s decision to withdraw its formal warning against Fiji,  after the country implemented successful measures to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Fiji had received a formal warning or known as a “yellow card”…

Sasako renews call for voting booths in Honiara

Former Parliamentarian, Alfred Sasako, has renewed his call for Constituency Voter Booths to be set up in Honiara, saying it is a win, win situation for all stakeholders. “It is the only way for all Constituency registered voters to take part in this year’s national general election,” Mr Sasako said on the eve of a…

Renbel PS axed

THE outspoken Provincial Secretary (PS) for the Renbel Provincial Government has been reportedly removed from his post last week. Peseika Baiabe was to be dismissed from his position and subsequently replaced by Adrian Tuhanuku as the new acting PS for the province. It was claimed Mr Baiabe was removed after filing a court case against…

TSI blasts grant hike

$400,000 increase in Terminal Grant is unreasonable: TSI The recent increase in Terminal Grant for all out going Members of Parliament (MP) has been criticized. Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) in a statement yesterday said it believes that the increase of Terminal Grant from $100,000 SBD to $400,000 SBD is unreasonable and unjustifiable. “We know that…