Call to prioritise internet access and speed

A campaign to promote improved and more affordable access to the internet in the Pacific has put its case to governments across the region. Founder of Connect the Blue Continent, Chris Sampson, was a delegate to the recent annual general meeting in Marshall Islands of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures.  He made a plea…

Airlines introduces new online ‘Flex-Pricer’ booking system

Solomon Airlines has introduced a new highly streamlined online ‘Flex-Pricer’ booking functionality providing a number of advantages for both its passengers and the international travel industry. The new system offers the ability to book multi-sector flights in a single ticket allowing both international flights and domestic connections to be actioned at the same time. ‘Flex-Pricer’…

Local schoolgirls to take the ‘clean-up’ message online

Having successfully launched its ‘Keep the Solomon Islands Tidy’ campaign with two high profile clean-up operations in Honiara, the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) ‘Green Team’ has now taken its message online with the help of two local schoolgirls. Posted this week on the SIVB facebook page (www.facebook.com/visitsolomonislands) the 30-second clip entitled ‘Our Home –…

Man surprised with no public toilets

A visiting Guadalcanal villager, Professor Rughu Poli has expressed surprise the Solomon Islands capital city of Honiara does not have public toilets. He said before the country gained its independence from Britain 36 years ago, Honiara did have public toilets. Mr Poli said it appears people use the beach or bush, but that practice is…

PAP won’t marginalize Kiribati people

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) has assured the Kiribati descendants in Solomon Islands that an Alliance Party Government will not marginalize them. The assurance was made on Sunday in an awareness meeting PAP executives held with the United Church community at White River, West Honiara. Members of the Kiribati-Tuvalu United Church community were anxious that…

SI-Aust in talks

Senior representatives of the Solomon Islands Government met with Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne and his team for High Level Development Talks last week. The talks are an annual meeting between the Australian and Solomon Islands governments to discuss their work together in delivering effective development assistance for Solomon Islands. Talks covered a range of…

Visale school receives gift from Taiwanese students

Visale community high school in North West Guadalcanal received two laptops from Taiwanese volunteers last week. The gift was part of building relationship with people of Solomon Islands and assisting the school. Speaking on behalf of the Taiwanese students Zuyang Weing said they were pleased to assist the students and their school. She said they…

Bauxite mining ready to roll?

Reports of heavy duty mining vehicles arriving on our shores IS the environmentally hazardous bauxite mining ready to roll in the Solomon Islands? This was the question most lingering in many people’s lips following reports of  number of heavy duty vehicles intended for mining exercises on Rennell Island, Renbel province arriving on our shores the…

Security in custody over ATM theft

A security officer has been remanded in custody yesterday following the alleged armed robbery of the ANZ automatic teller machine at Kwaimani building on Saturday night. Joe Silas of SAM WIKI security firm will appear again in the Honiara Magistrate Court again on August 11. He was charged with one count of armed robbery. This…