Call to announce penalty

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) must quickly announce what actions it would take against those who registered more than once during the recent voter registrations. Joseph Osifera, a resident of Wind Valley, White River in West Honiara said the commission must quickly announce the consequences or penalty it would take against those who registered…

Folobaeko’s new learning center now opens

Kindy children and adults in villages surrounding Folobaeko in West Kwara’ae, Malaita province now have access to pre and post school learning, after a new learning center was opened in April this year. The community of Folobaeko gathered themselves and built this new school with bush materials with the help of men women and children.…

Renbel to celebrate second appointed day

Renbel province will celebrate of its second appointed day tomorrow. This was despite the resignation of three ministers and one back bencher from the current provincial government led by premier Lence Tango. The celebration will be held at Batonu playing ground in Belona Island for the first time. Acting Prime Minister who is also the…

Our Telekom applauds rural leaders

Our Telekom has commended rural Malaita provincial leaders for accepting the company to install more towers in their areas. The company’s public relations officer Lawrence Nodua said this as the company will kick off its launching program in the province starting today. About 13 new towers will be launched in the coming days and weeks…

Sogavare welcomes appointment of new police chief

The former Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he supports the appointment of an Australian as his country’s new Police Commissioner. Frank Prendergast is the new commissioner after a brief period when a Solomon Islands national held the role. The last Australian to serve as commissioner, Shane Castles, was controversially dismissed in 2007 and…

Solomons to push for Rodgers

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, will lead a seven person delegation to this week’s Pacific Islands Forum Leaders summit in Palau to push for Jimmie Rodgers to become the new secretary general of the body. Dr Rodgers until earlier this year held a similar position at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).…

Our Telekom to launch 13 towers in Malaita

The one and only red colored company known as Our Telekom will launch 13 new towers in Malaita province starting today. The new towers were installed starting last year but due to some difficulties experienced they were unable to complete them until late last month where all of them are now ready for the official…

Australian PM pulls out of PIF leaders meet

Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, will not be attending the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau next week. The visit would have been Abbott’s first chance to meet Pacific leaders since the election of his coalition government in September last year to discuss many regionally important issues.  However, with the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17…

Digicel expanding

DIGICEL Fiji confirmed on Tuesday an investment of FJ$70 million (K90.9 million) to expand and upgrade its high speed data network. Since its launch in 2008, the company described this as the ‘most significant investment’. The company said the investment will deliver Fiji’s largest 4G network and expand its existing network to 3G+ coverage.  Chief…

Love Patrol breaks down barriers in the Pacific

Around the Pacific, the theatre group Won Smolbag and their TV production Love Patrol are a well-known part of the region’s cultural life. This week the 12,000 delegates at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne were able to look some of the episodes and meet the actors and writers who bring it to the screen.…