DISHONEST VOTERS WARNED

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) says it would take tough action against registered voters who are providing false information when applying for a transfer. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mose Saitala issued the warning during last week’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Solomon Islands Force (RSIPF). He said those dishonest voters…

Girl, 15, crashed to death

A 15-year-old female has died as a result of a car collision at the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout opposite the Solomon Water office on Saturday night. Supervising Director, Kukum Traffic Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Michael Haomae said a 26-year-old female of Isabel Province was driving a motor vehicle along the Mendana Avenue in a westerly…

SICCI’s announces new CEO

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) wishes to announce it has a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elect.  She is Ms Atenasi Ata Wasuka. Ms Ata will replace outgoing CEO Mr Dennis Meone who will be leaving the Chamber in December later this year. SICCI Board Chairman, Jay Bartlett made the announcement…

PR chances for farm workers in Canada

CANADIAN businesses are considering piloting a project that will see a Permanent Residency Nomination opportunity for Solomon Islands agriculture workers in Canada. “Canadian employers have agreed to pilot a project that will allow workers under the agriculture stream to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency under Canada’s Immigration nomination program,” CITREC Chairman Ashwant Dwivedi…

Positive result from ‘NOD’ communities

THE northern region of Malaita has experienced a drop in sickness related to open defecation practises in the community. Director of Malaita Provincial Health Authority Dr Hendry Kako highlighted this at the national sustainable sanitation plan inception workshop early this week in Auki. The workshop is discussed the Community Led Total Sanitation (CTLS) program which…

Request to collect croc DNA sample

A CROCODILE specialist from Australia has requested local responsible authorities to collect DNA samples of crocodile whenever an execution or survey exercise on the reptile are being carried out in the country.  Dr Mathew Brien Deputy Vice Chair of Ocean Crocodile issued the call during a national crocodile workshop on Tuesday at the Institute of…

Business forum starts

THE 10th Australia-Solomon Islands Business Forum started on Wednesday in Brisbane, Australia. The two-day Forum, hosted by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), brings together senior Australian and Solomon Islands business and government representatives to hear and discuss information on current issues relating…

PM speaks at Aust-SI business dialogue

PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Wednesday addressed the 10th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia. Mr Hou said the events of the forum are a culmination of a long partnership between the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI). “It is my fervent hope…