Fire fighters incapable

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) fire fighters yesterday came under scrutiny from the public when they failed to put off a fire that razed a two-storey building in Chinatown. Members of the public said it’s obvious the Fire Service is incapable of handling big fires. One eye-witness said slow reaction, lack of capability and…

Kabui to Taiwan

Governor General Sir Frank Kabui and his wife are invited to attend Taiwan’s Double-Ten celebrations this year. Kabui and his delegation will leave on Monday. He was among foreign dignitaries Taiwan has invited to its national day celebration this year in Taipei. It’s understood Taiwan is meeting the airfares and other expenses of Kabui and…

Malaita delegation now in town

Malaita Provincial delegation to participate in the Premiers conference in Honiara arrived in the capital yesterday. The one week conference officially starts tomorrow. The delegation is led by Premier Peter Channel Ramohia and his Provincial Secretary Rodney Fono. It includes the full Executive members of the Provincial Government. Premier Ramohia said the conference gives a…

Airline announces new service to Fiji

Solomon Airlines has announced it will commence operation of a new direct Honiara-Nadi service effective Wednesday November 4. This is still subject to Government approval. The Solomon Islands’ national carrier will utilise its flagship Airbus A320 on the route which is scheduled to operate Honiara on Wednesdays and Nadi on Thursdays. The new service builds…

No survey contract for Fiu

No surveyor has yet been contracted for the proposed Fiu Hydro Project in Malaita. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands & Housing Stanley Waleanisia made the clarification following social media speculation that a private surveyor has been selected. It was alleged a private surveyor was engaged for $6 million to do the job. It…

UN told to act on Climate Change

Islands States from the Pacific and Caribbean took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, to call for urgent action on climate change, with one leader warning that their people and culture face “potential genocide” from rising seas. “I speak as an islander who has walked the shores of many atoll islands,…

AWPA condemns Papua shooting

The Australia West Papua Association (AWPA) condemns the shooting of two high school students in Timika on Monday the 28 September by the Indonesian security forces. The incident occurred around 19.30hrs. Caleb Bagau, aged 18, died while his friend Efrando Sabarofek, aged 17, was wounded in the chest and legs. He is receiving treatment at…