Lands revenue records surge

REVENUE collection by the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Survey (MLHS) through land rentals over the years continue to increase and this year is expected to be highest in eight years. This was revealed by the Commissioner of Lands Alan McNeil in an interview with the paper. “Ministry of Lands revenue collected from land rents…

PPC Riolo responds to claims of unlawful lockup

The landowner trustees of Abarafi Ano customary land have accused officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Auki of unlawful arrest. A representative of the Abrafi Ano raised a complaint through the local media stating that Auki RSIPF officers have unlawfully arrested two of their representatives and locked them up for 24 hours…

2nd flight to Philippines tomorrow

THE much-awaited second repatriation flight to airlift our stranded students in Manila, Philippines is all set for tomorrow, 24th of November. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) Collin Beck confirmed this during the weekly talk-back show on Sunday. Mr. Beck said selected people for the flight have already been…

SI Government Conveys Condolence to Government and People of PNG on the Passing Away of PNG’s Acting High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, H.E. Dr John Balavu 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, the Honourable Jeremiah Manele joins Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in conveying the heartfelt condolence from the government and people of Solomon Islands’ to the family of the late H.E. Dr. Balavu and to the Government and people of Papua New Guinea for the passing away of Papua…

SINU’s first BA graduates   

The pioneers of Bachelor in Accounting and Business Entrepreneurship (BA) at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been awarded their certificates in a private ceremony at the SINU Tourism complex on Friday 20 November 2020. A total of 55 students have graduated with BAs in Accounting whilst 9 with BAs in Business Entrepreneurship. Speaking…

A PRIDE IN RUIN

The abandonment of the tuna cannery in Tulagi By SAMSON SADE SOLOMON Taiyo Limited was used to be a premier employment venture that attracted workers from the four corners of the Solomon Islands.   With its cannery at Tulagi in the Central Islands Province, the location couldn’t be far from ideal.    The deeper sheltered waters…

IT’S ALFRED EFONA! 

Efona wins Central Honiara Constituency seat   ALFRED Efona, the man who ousted the 2019 winner of the Central Honiara Constituency through an election petition earlier this year, has won the seat. Solomon Islands Chief Electoral Officer, Jane Waetara, was due to declare the result last night. Efona never looked back by the time batches…