Our renowned local shells, flutes

Solomon Islands bamboo flutes and shell crafts were among the main highlights of the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Papua New Guinea in the recent two weeks. The show ended on Friday and our local contingent has returned to the country over the weekend. Reports said the Are’ Are and the Hageulu…

‘Lets support our coconut industry’

A local coconut oil producer, the Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) encourages local coconut farmers to promote and support the local coconut products in the country. This was highlighted during last week’s trade expo at the Mataniko river side show ground. June Fakari of Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands said coconut farmers in the country have…

Project consultations in Simbo

The ministry of infrastructure and development (MID) will hold a consultation meeting with four (4) communities on Simbo Island in Western province to discuss the possibility of funding Lengana wharf on Simbo Island, Western province. A team from the ministry will visit the island starting today to hold consultation and inspect the shoreline where the…

Former officer calls for investigation into police actions

A former top police investigator has called on relevant authorities to investigate police officers who have involved in handling the case of the Mbokona murder. The call came following reports of incompetency, laziness and unprofessionalism shown by police investigators who handled the Mbokona murder case. “It is unbelievable to see police failed miserably to perform…

Wheres the NRH switchboard operator?

A FRUSTRATED member of the public says the main switch board at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) should be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The concern came following reports claiming that operators at the main switch are absent from their desk or just won’t to answer the calls. A member of…

Celebrating our Salesian family

The Salesian Day of formation, fellowship, prayer, enjoyment and relaxation among the various members of the Salesian family: SDB’s, FMA’s, Cooperators, Caritas Sisters, Association of MHC, Association of Past Pupils was held on 6th July, at Boroko, Port Moresby.  About 60 persons from the various groups were registered for the celebrations and got to know…

New board for NCW

The Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW) now has a new board of management. Ella Kauhue who was the former vice president was elected to head the organization as the new president. The appointment was made during its annual general meeting (AGM) last week from the 9th -11th July at the YWCA conference room.…

Flexible screens

LG has announced the release of two new paper-thin TV panels, with one that is so flexible it can be rolled into a 3cm diameter tube. The company stated it is confident it will produce a 60in (152cm) Ultra HD rollable TV by 2017. LG unveiled one of its first flexible TVs at CES —…

Company acquires $500k tanker

FIJI Gas has acquired a state-of-the-art liquid petroleum gas tanker worth about $500,000. The investment would allow the company to make deliveries to their biggest customers, typically resorts on Denarau and along the Coral Coast. Fiji Gas CEO Peter Lee said they would also use it to make deliveries to their largest offshore clients. The…

Ministers talks on Trust Funds Management

A SEMINAR on establishing and managing trust funds was held at the 18th Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) in Honiara on Thursday. It was chaired and moderated by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuiloma Neroni Slade with presentations from the World Bank Group, Government of Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and…