Beware of ‘bogus recruitment agents’

The public is again warned to watch out for bogus recruitment agents. Labor Mobility Unit (LMU) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade issued the warning in light of latest reports suggesting certain people posing as agents for the New Zealand Recognized Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE) and the Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP).…

LIFE SAVING SUPPORT

$5k for young Sidi to undergo medical review By LACHLAN SHYVES EDDIE   A LEADING clothing company in Honiara has stepped in to support a one year old baby to undergo a life saving medical review overseas. Island Clothing Limited last week donated SBD$5,000 to assist Peter Sidi Junior to undergo a medical review in…

Choiseul chief backs pal’s call

A LOCAL Chief from Choiseul Ellison Pitakaka has applauded his colleague, Chief Collish Leketo Tutua for the bold stand to raise an important issue towards the current review of the Forest Resources and Timber Utilization (FRTU) Act, particularly benefit sharing. Chief Ellison Pitakaka is from Luku Village, Katupika Ward in South Choiseul. He also urges…

Ship crews undergo basic safety training

A GROUP of uncertified ship crew have successfully completed a safety training in Honiara last week. The training was facilitated by Sol-Safety Consultancy and Training Services (SSCTS), which is privately owned by Elijah Mouku. The training was made possible under the support of Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA). The training enabled uncertified marines crews…

Private Sector welcomes Undersea Cable Agreement

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) as the peak body representing the private sector in the country applauds the Solomon Islands Government and the Australian Government for their commitment to progress the high-speed telecommunication undersea cable from Sydney to Honiara. On Wednesday 13th June 2018, Prime Minster Rick Houenipwela and his Australian…

Discipline is the key to success – AC Ratu

“Becoming a police officer was my child hood dream. I never gave up on that dream until I am now retiring from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force,” says outgoing Assistant Commissioner, National Capital and Crime Prevention, Madam Gwen Ratu. From Malaita and Guadalcanal origin, she was recruited into the RSIPF back in October 1984…

Gov’t takes action

Moves to penalise foreigners violating investment laws By LESLEY SANGA   The government is finally taking action against foreigners who are engaging in businesses reserved for locals. These actions will be outlined in a media conference the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Labour & Immigration will conduct tomorrow. Minister William Marau and Permanent Secretary Riley Mesepitu…

Premier thanks new minister

Malaita premier Peter Ramohia welcomed his new Minister for Local Government and Community Development Fred Wai, Saturday. Wai is the provincial assembly member for Ward 12 in the Lau Lagoon of north Malaita. He took his Oath of Allegiance yesterday to replace Michael Maeliau, who resigned early this month. Ramohia thanked Wai for his availability…

Wai vows to perform

The newly appointed Malaita provincial Minister for Local Government and Community Development Fred Wai has thanked Premier Peter Ramohia for choosing him to take up the post. Wai said this after he was sworn -in to replace Michael Maeliau, who resigned from the government early this month. Wai acknowledged the MART government for the trust…