‘Waste management is everyone’s business’

WASTE management is not only council’s responsibility but should be the responsibility of all business houses, communities and everyone in the community, says city Mayor Andrew Mua. In giving his key note address at the launch of the eco-bag initiative yesterday, Mua called on all city residents and the general public to be responsible and…

Theme questioned

A former supporter for the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) has described the theme for Martin Kealoa’s campaign strategy as unrealistic. The outgoing MP has recently kicked off his campaign awareness in Honiara. The supporter, who once voted Mr Kealoa in the last election and wanted to remain anonymous, claimed the theme for campaign is: ‘Ting…

Tourism office receives first acquittal report

Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) yesterday received the first acquittal report from Kiriom Homestay in Bita’ama, Malaita province. Gregory Autaia Products and Development Officer within the ministry received the report from the Home stay manager Michael Tolingi Kirio. Mr Kirio when handing over his acquittal report said the report contained how he had spent…

Tikopians want explanation over shipping grant

PEOPLE of Tikopia and Anuta Islands in the Temotu province are demanding an explanation from their outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) Clay Forau over how he had used the shipping grant. Benariki Putanakipenua,26, from Tikopia who claimed to be speaking on behalf of the constituents said, people in the constituency wants some explanation from the…

Call for innovative tourism project plans

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) are requesting innovative tourism project proposals from the public. The requests for proposals have been advertised in the media in recent days which will close on October 10. The…

CBSI adjusts monetary policy stance

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Board at its meeting last Tuesday, after considering the developments in the economy during the first six months of the year, has decided to adjust its monetary policy stance over the next six months to a more accommodative monetary policy from the neutral position adopted during the first…

Sentence for man who rapes

The young man who raped a teenage girl in Gizo, Western Province in 2012 will be sentenced today, in the High Court. John Lilivae, now aged 25, have changed his plea when his trial was about to start during a High Court circuit in Gizo. The accused raped the victim on September 24, in 2012…

Choiseul police on outreach program

CHOISEUL provincial police have successfully conducted an outreach program to communities in North Choiseul last week. The police officers organised the awareness which coincided with a sporting event at Bangara community. During the event the police raised awareness on domestic violence, illegal side of smoking marijuana, drinking kwaso (homebrew) and abuse. Choiseul provincial police commander…

[email protected] interns leave for Taiwan

Three interns who have successfully gone through the [email protected] internship program left the country for Taiwan yesterday to undergo further vocational training. Heading for Tai-Chunghua-Nantou Regional branch Institute for a 3 month study program on various fields ranging from, computer applications and networking to Refrigeration and air-conditioning. The interns were handpicked by [email protected] for the…

Islanders against seabed mining

PACIFIC Indigenous peoples have voiced their united stand against any proposed seabed mining. Solomon Islands Dr Samson Viulu who spoke on behalf of the pacific indigenous peoples made it clear before world leaders during the UN General Assembly in New York. He said its important to halt any plans to carryout seabed mining in the…