‘Re-arm police’

A  FORMER Police officer says its time to re-arm the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and local security firms in the country are seen fitting. Hendry Kahui revealed that to Solomon Star last week. He said, that as criminal activities continue to sprout, re-arming the force is appropriate. “We need a good armed force…

Bmobile/Vodafone continues expansion

Bmobile/Vodafone company is expected to increase its mobile coverage network by April this year once more towers are built around the country as part of the company’s expansion plan. The company’s chief executive officer (CEO) Niall Downey said, they have received 16 firms who have shown their interest to carry out civil works for the…

‘We could earn US$40m by 2020’

SOLOMON Islands purse seine tuna fisheries could earn the country US$40 million (approx. SBD$280m) annually if stringent management measures are put into place says the Minister of fisheries John Manenearu. Minister Manenearu said, investment in strengthening the country’s fisheries management is significant and has huge impact to the economy and people’s livelihood. “Annual public revenues…

SI to join in mock exercise

Solomon Islands will join over 30 countries around the Pacific Rim as a participant in a mock tsunami scenario during 2 – 6 February 2015. The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said the Pacific-wide exercise is to practice country tsunami decision-making procedures using the new enhanced forecast products of the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre…

Survey team ends training

Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO), Demographic Health Survey team has completed its first series of training on Friday last week. The first training was conducted to equipped NSO staff and DHS project officer to become trainers for the NSO/DHS field workers. Speaking during the closing of the training SINSO DHS director Ms Irene Kalauma…

New MPA executive praised

ONE of the re-elected Malaita provincial members for ward 3 in Malaita province Martine Fini has praised the new executive this term. The two time MPA member Mr Fini expressed this last week after witnessing the seriousness of the new executive towards debating and discussing issues affecting Malaita province. Mr Fini said, based on experienced…

Chief lauds DCCG policy framework

PRINCIPAL Chief Harry Haihanasi Arufaegwao and landowner of Bina Talifu land Bina Harbour Malaita Province has applauded the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government for launching its policy framework, last week. Arufaegwao said, that while DCCG has fulfilled its promise by launching its framework policy within the 50 days change in office, he decided to…

Simbo’s medical challenges

As one of the far west islands in the Western Province, issues facing Simbo Island when it comes to medical services remains a challenge. My recent trip to the island over the Christmas period had unveiled a number of issues facing many rural clinics around the country. Unlike many urban health centres which enjoyed basic…