CJ: Attendance is worth the investment

Judges and magistrates who are attending a week long judicial training this week have been assured that their time in attending the course is worth the investment. The training commenced yesterday at the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer made this assurance when welcoming the participants of the (PJSI) Pacific Judiciary Strengthening Initiative (PJSI)…

12.7% LIVE AS ‘POOR’

AN ESTIMATED 12.7 percent of the country’s population which equals to about 78,500 people in Solomon Islands live ‘below’ the poverty line and are regarded as ‘poor.’ This was highlighted by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Manasseh Sogavare yesterday when he officially launched what he described as the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands…

Malaita MPs call for women support

Prime Minister Rick Hou appeals to the Malaita women to work hard to convince the resource owners to support the economic and development aspiration of the government. He made the appeal during the Malaita Women’s dialogue with Members of Parliament on Women and Gender concerns and interests held at the Paul Tovua Complex conference room…

Villagers urged hikers to seek permission

VISITING guests and public who want to visit the Mataniko fall must first seek permission before going on bush walks. A spokesman for Lelei village Richard Job stressed this as a warning for tourists and locals who want to visit the water-fall. He said seeking permission from the village elders of Matanko will help visitors…

BANK’s $70M INVESTMENT

BRED invests $70m since 2017 By LESLEY SANGA   BRED Bank (SI) Limited has so far invested SBD$70 million in the local economy since its establishment in Honiara, Solomon Islands, August 2017. Prime Minister Rick Hou made the revelation over the weekend, in the official opening of the bank in the country. The bank’s interim…

New pact to fight deadly beetle here

THE New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are close to reaching an agreement with the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) on the structure of a new project to assist with the management of the coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, in Solomon Islands. News of the agreement was conveyed to the Government and…

Living by the law

IF you visit Auki market, you will not miss the presence of the Malaita Provincial Government active security officers, manning the market area 24 hours a day. This has elevated the status of the Japanese million-dollar funded Auki market, to become a more secure place, where everyone can enjoy shopping for fruits and vegetables. The…

Preparation for UN recruits expensive

IT is an expensive progress to prepare police officers to be deployed under the United Nation (UN) peacekeeping mission overseas, says Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Ms Matanga revealed this when asked by a journalist at the commissioner’s weekly conference last Thursday, whether they will be sending another group later this year on a UN…

Wales: respect service providers

MALAITA provincial deputy secretary Robert Wales has strongly encouraged the Auki public to respect and work together with the only water service provider – Solomon Water. He mentions this, when contributing during the Solomon Water public awareness, on the planned Auki water supply upgrading project, which will start later this year. Mr Wales strong encourage…

New look bus stop for Rove

Rove’s debilitated bus stop in west Honiara has been given a new look – thanks to Bank South Pacific (BSP). Taking three weekends of their family time, BSP’s Point Cruz and Ranadi branch staff gave the bus stop the much needed renovation and upgrade. Early this month, they completed the task and handed the Rove…