Rotary Club Of Honiara’s Donations in Kind Distribution

The Donations in Kind program, run by Rotary International Australia, provides humanitarian aid through the provision of donated goods. Rotary International Australia receives donated goods from hospitals, libraries, schools, Rotary Clubs and other groups, and then sorts, packs, and distributes them to countries in need. On Saturday 3rd May 2014, the Rotary Club of Honiara…

Vanuatu named best Pacific water utility

NADI, FIJI – Vanuatu’s Electrique du Vanuatu Ltd was rated the Best Performing Pacific Water Utility of the Year according to the 2013 edition of the Pacific Water and Wastewater Utilities Benchmarking Report, released yesterday by the Pacific Water and Wastes Association (PWWA). The 24 utilities that participated in the benchmarking survey are supplying water…

Varivao promotes products overseas

A team from Varivao Holdings Ltd, a locally registered company from Isabel is currently overseas promoting its products Led by managing director Dudley Longamei including some government officials, the team is currently in Fiji, New Zealand and New Caledonia on a tour to promote its locally produced products. The team left Honiara last week for…

Calls for NZ and Tonga to end dispute over plane

RNZI: The Chair of the Tongan Advisory Council in New Zealand has called on Tonga’s deputy prime minister and New Zealand’s foreign minister to end their long-running feud over a Chinese plane, RNZI reports. Murray McCully and Samiu Vaipulu are meeting today in Wellington to discuss the findings of a recent World Bank draft report…

Bougainville launching own public service

RNZI: The chief administrator in Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville says the launch of its own public service today will greatly benefit locals, RNZI reports. Running its own public service is a cornerstone of the Bougainville Peace Agreement but Port Moresby has, until now, not handed down the powers because it had deemed the province lacked…

Electoral office disputes claims of voter fraud

SOLOMON Islands’ Electoral Commission says a formal complaint must be made before it investigates claims of voter rigging. Voter registration was extended following the country’s flood disaster last month.  Chief electoral officer, Polycarp Haununu says the commission has not received any report of vote rigging, despite widespread rumours that voters are selling their identification cards…

Taiwan donates woodball equipment to St. Nicholas

THE Taiwanese embassy in Honiara has donated two sets of woodball equipment to St. Nicholas High School in Honiara, Thursday. Francis Soong, the embassy’s first secretary, delivered the equipment to the school. Mr Soong said his government was pleased to assist the school with the equipment, to be used by the student to play Woodball,…

RSIPF undertake community policing training

MEMBERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force from throughout the country are this week in Honiara undergoing community policing training supported by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands Participating Police Force (RAMSI PPF). The 30 RSIPF officers are undertaking the B.L.A.S.T  (Blue Light Alternative Strategy for Teenagers) training which teaches the officers how…

SIDT prepares for election awareness

THEATRE group leaders of Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) are under-going training ahead of next month’s election awareness programme in the provinces. SIDT’s Sei drama group has been engaged by the Electoral Commission to lead the election awareness programme. The group’s provincial based actors are in Honiara taking part in the training. Sei team leader…

Mother stabs herself, 3 suspect arrested

A 35-YEAR-OLD mother from Nagolau village, Isabel Province, stabbed herself early Sunday while three suspects were arrested at Buala station over the weekend for malicious damages. Isabel provincial police commander Jerry Rofomana said that the stabbing incident happened around 2am.  “The mother stabbed herself with a kitchen knife on the stomach, Mr Rofomana said. “The…