RTC graduates benefit from support

One of the many challenges Rural Training Centre (RTC) graduates face is the sustainability of skills and knowledge they have after the completion of their two-year skills training. This was echoed by the Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centres ( SIAVRTC ) Billy Mae when he handed over a small…

Sisilo reaches out to Kokonut Pacific Aust

With the COVID-19 restrictions easing, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Australia Robert Sisilo is reaching out to small and medium enterprises investing in Solomon Islands.   Kokonut Pacific Australia (KPA), based in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, in a joint venture with Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) since 2004, was Mr. Sisilo’s first port of call last…

QBE donates to Red Cross

Solomon Islands Red Cross Society has received a donation of SBD$60,000.00 from QBE Insurance.  This is during the National Society’s Annual Fundraising Dinner held at the Cowboys Grill Bar and Restaurant recently. Speaking in response to the donation, Solomon Islands Red Cross Society President Mr. Mockson Aáron thanked QBE Insurance for considering making the donation…

ESP cash payment on halt

THE Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) cash payment for successful recipients will be suspended until next year, 2021. Chair of the ESP and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) McKinnie Dentana confirmed this during the talk-back show on Sunday. Dentana said given the Christmas break fast approaching, there would be a shortage…

Driver charged for traffic offences 

A male driver has been charged after his vehicle collided with another vehicle at the Kola Ridge Bus Stop in East Honiara on Sunday, 13 December 2020. Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) National Traffic Department made the arrest and charged the driver, a statement from Police Media Unit said.  It is…

Tomoko gets heroic welcome in Gizo

WESTERN Provincial capital Gizo came alive on Monday in a mass celebration by soccer fans and supporters to welcome back the 2020 Solomon Cup champions – Western Tomoko. The team left Honiara on Sunday morning and had a series of celebrations through all the Western ports from Marovo Lagoon on Sunday night until their arrival…

PM REMINDS INVESTORS

‘Respect our laws’     PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has reminded the investors to comply with the business laws of the country. He made the call in his COVID-19 weekly nationwide address yesterday. The call came after the ‘Business Monitoring Joint Agencies Committee’ of Foreign Investment Division of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour…

RSIPF arrests 40-year-old suspect in relation to alleged robbery in Central Guadalcanal 

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Henderson Police Station in Guadalcanal Province this morning (14 December 2020) arrested a male suspect in relation to an alleged robbery incident at the Winwin mining company operating in Central Guadalcanal last week. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Chief Superintended Alfred Uiga says,…

STUDENTS’ ACTION PROBED

A FULL investigation is underway involving some of our local students for breaching hotel rules in Manila, Philippines. This came after reports claimed drinks believed to be alcohol were brought into hotels. Not only that but positive cases have been reported from the hotels where the students are accommodated.  Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr.…