Campaign on internet safety launched

AN awareness campaign on internet safety in the country has been launched by the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF). A first of its kind here, RSIFP now joins the Cyber Safety Pasifika, an organisation set up and agreed on by Police chiefs in the region in 2011.  The program’s primary goal is to raise awareness…

POLICE INCOMPETENT?…Missing Beche-de-mer evidence ignored

THE State and people of Solomon Islands have been robbed of $10 million dollars – a daylight robbery that police interestingly reluctant to investigate. On October 14, 2013, a consignment worth around $10million was removed from the Fisheries Ministry compound. The 1,598 kilograms of Beche-de-mer was seized by Police and Fisheries officials in Ontong Java. …

Kobuana landowners want airstrip

Landowning groups in Kobuana Island, Bonavesta, Central island province have declared opening up their land for airstrip development. Martin Tinoni village elder of Kobuana Island told Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd during a visit to the island Thursday last week. Mr Tinoni told the gathering that most members of their families have agreed for their…

Makira public urged to show respect

People of Makira especially those residing in the Kirakira station were urged to show respect and prove their real identity during this upcoming banana festival. The call was made by the Makira provincial police commander, inspector Richard Hane. Speaking to this paper from Kirakira, PPC Hane said, “Makira is said to be one of the…

Reproductive health training to prepare for disaster

Reproductive health (RH) officers, coordinators and teachers from non-government organisations (NGO) and provinces are under-going minimal initial service package (MISP) training in preparation towards disaster crisis. This training was facilitated by the ministry of health reproductive division in collaboration with United Nation Family planning Association (UNFP) and Solomon Islands planned parenthood association (SIPPA). The training…

Western farmers to be assisted

The Western provincial agriculture extension office is working closely with cocoa and coconut farmers to ensure they produce quality products. The program was an initiative to by the national government to ensure farmers have a quality and marketing products for exporting. Speaking from  Gizo, chief agriculture officer Samson Timi said that his officers have been…

MMF happy with court ruling

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) was pleased with the recent court of appeal ruling that clarifies the fact that resources are owned by the people. The ruling was made following a high court ruling that the beche-de-mer consignment that were surrendered to the state by the Lord Howe people of Malaita outer islands do not belonged…

SI Political Parties Integrity Bill likely to pass into law

The government of Solomon Islands says its Political Parties Integrity Bill is “very close” to finally becoming law. The Bill passed its second reading, despite lacking a quorum, and parliament will work through its details this week.  The Bill aims to promote solidarity in parliament by providing for ‘the registration, administration and development of political…

Giving back to the community

Over recent years, SIEA has been receiving technical assistance from overseas utility companies. This year was no different with many international consultants supporting SIEA with trainings to build staff capacity and assist with planning studies to improve the service delivery of the country’s power provider. On the morning of Monday, May 5, everyone was surprised…

SINU students to assist flood victims

DESPITE suffering from theft, substantial damages to property and losing class time during the recent disaster, the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students association had offered to assist flood victims. Next week the students association will donate some of the items they are currently collecting to the responsible authorities to be distributed to the flood…