Green tourism markets Gela, Savo

Green Tourism (SI) Ltd has released holiday products it has developed over the past six months in partnership with eco-tourism operators at Nagho Roderick Bay in Gela and in Savo Islands, Central Province. In a statement the managing director Michael Tokuru revealed that the major holiday products included: a special weekend package to Nagho Roderick…

Main Market bus stop relocated

PASSENGERS traveling West ward from the main market are urged to wait in front of the Low Price Enterprise to get a public bus. The same message was issued to public buses to stop in front of the shop instead of stopping opposite the main market. The Honiara City Council (HCC) and Royal Solomon Island…

MSG chair launches MSG Trade Mission in NC

Chair of the MSG and FLNKS Spokesperson, Victor Tutugoro and a senior member of the FLNKS Political Bureau Yvon Faua officially launched the First Trade Mission of the Melanesian Spearhead Group last week in Noumea, New Caledonia.             In the presence of representatives of various institutions and companies from brother-countries around Melanesia who gathered in…

Management of water resources vital for the pacific

Management and sustainable use of water resources in the pacific is a cross cutting issue that governments and its partner agencies with communities need to seriously consider. Rhonda Robinson the deputy director water and sanitation programme with the secretariat of the pacific community said pacific small island developing states (SIDS) are lagging behind in access…

Murder accused referred to High Court

TWO men accused of the murder of a man at Kolobangara, Western Province last year, were committed to stand trial in the High Court. Reuben Kabolo and Tana Kabolo were also released on bail after the ruling of the committal hearing, Wednesday. The ruling was handed down following a long form preliminary inquiry conducted on…

Gov’t officer faces fraud charges

A PUBLIC officer accused of obtaining more than $40,000 from two men under false pretence will return to court on September 9. Frank Sade Bilau faces 14 counts of false pretence. He was brought to the Honiara Magistrate Court on Tuesday evening for remand but his lawyer successfully applied for bail. Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo…

High Commission refutes claims it misuse funds

SOLOMON Islands High Commission in Papua New Guinea has denied accusations it misused funds the government sent for student allowances. The High Commission’s counsellor William Soaki said the claims some students levelled at their office were slanderous and portrays a negative image of the diplomatic mission. Students studying at Divine Word University in Madang alleged…

Missing bech-de-mer remains a mystery

IT has been a year now, the missing $10 million worth of stolen beche-demer remains a mystery. East Choiseul MP Mannaseh Sogavare in his supplementary question in Parliament yesterday asked the Minister of Fisheries Alfred Ghiro of the whereabouts of the consignment but received no hint. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo in response said the…

Work on Honiara road to start late next year

WORK on the Kukum Highway Upgrading Project is expected to start late next year. That’s according to Dr Nobuyuki Tsuneoka, senior adviser to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is managing the project. Japan is funding the multi-million dollar road project, which will see the upgrading of the three kilometre road from Honiara City Council…