Aipia hits out at fisheries

LOCAL businessman Dr Reginald Aipiais demanding the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to compensate him for loss of business and purported unlawful arrest. His demand came following a Court of Appeal ruling last Friday that stated the 1972 Fisheries regulation.as amended (including Regulation 13A). were repealed by the Fisheries Management Regulation 2017. Furthermore,…

Police probe fatal traffic accident

GUADALCANAL police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that resulted in the death of a three-year-old boy in the Charikulu area of Tangarare, in West Guadalcanal, on 11 October 2018. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says the incident occurred between 4 and 5pm on 11 October in the Charikulu area…

Order to dismantle school

HONIARA Integrate Primary School (HIPS) has been ordered to relocate somewhere or will be forced  to move out from the land it is currently located. Honiara City Mayor Andrew Mua in an interview with the Solomon Star recently said the current site where the school is situated near the sport facilities at Multipurpose Hall belongs…

SICCI Chair: A need to invest in youths

To take full advantage of Solomon Islands’ youthful population we need to make decisions on education, training, policy and programs particularly by building job-relevant skills that support entrepreneurship and innovation. Jay Bartlett, Board Chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) made this statement at the official launch of the Young Entrepreneurs…

UNIVERSITY CASH-STRAPPED

…Ask fee payers to settle their dues now By LESLEY SANGA SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) is facing severe cash flow problem due to non-payments of tuition for this year totaling up to $40million. The situation is severely affecting the University’s operation and its ongoing development plans said SINU Vice-Chancellor (Ag) Professor (Dr.) Prem Rai…

FISH PIRACY

National Fisheries Development (NFD) is facing a huge challenge related to fish piracy involving local fishermen illegally collecting fish from the fishing boats in open waters. NFD’s Managing Director Frank Wickham revealed this in an interview describing the incidents as very concerning. NFD operation is based in Noro, Western Province. He claimed there has been…