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…

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…

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…