Group proud of savings club

THE Helicon Savings Group of Kilusakwalo in central Kwara’ae say they are proud to become a successful savings club in Malaita. The group made a record savings of $120,000 in the last financial year. Helicon Savings Group was supported by World Vision, through its community development program, to improve life and overcome poverty through its…

Malaita hosts Vanuatu visitors

MALAITA Province played host to a visiting delegation from Vanuatu last week who visited the Auki Market under the UN Women’s Market For Change Program. The team arrived in Auki and made courtesy calls to the Premier Peter Ramohia, the Auki Market management and the Auki Market Vendors Association. This is first time for a…

Learning Mandarin!

I CAME across an interesting encounter in 2016. It occurred at China town when I went to buy a drink. In that shop was another young man approaching the Chinese woman sitting behind the tiller. I took my soft drink and followed him to make the purchase. While waiting for my turn, I overheard the…

TOURISM

An industry with great potential By SAMSON SADE & RONALD TOITO’ONA SOLOMON Islands have been rated as a country that has so many potentials for tourism development. But the unequal shares and spoils of the industry throughout the country are evident and one can tell that there is more that needs to be done to…

Police destroy last blue boat

POLICE last Friday destroyed the last remaining blue boat in the Iron Bottom Sound. Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said police were given the responsibility to carry out the destruction of the last blue boat by the Ministry of Fisheries. Two other boats were earlier destroyed by locals with the advice of Fisheries.  “This blue…

700 offered scholarships

A TOTAL of 700 students will be sponsored by the government as new intakes (pre-service & in-service) for this year. A reliable source from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development confirmed to this paper over the weekend. The 700 scholarships are categorized under: ·         High Achievers & Cost sharing categories – 300 ·        …

Police to confirm blue boat destruction

POLICE will soon confirm a date for the destruction of one of the three Vietnamese impounded blue boats. Journalists were told yesterday by the Supervising Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga, that work is progressing well on the plan for the boat destruction. “We are yet to confirm a date, but it will be very soon,” Ms…

Norwegian ambassador present Credentials

THE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Solomon Islands to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Unni Klovstad Excellency has presented her credentials to the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui, GCMG, CSI OBE at the Government House on Thursday morning. In her opening remarks to mark the ceremony Her Excellency…

Boyers clarifies memberships

FORMER politician Peter Boyers had relinquished his memberships in all Solomon Islands National Provident Fund’s (SINPF) investment companies. This included his chairmanship of South Pacific Oil Ltd, Board Director of Soltuna and Sasape International Slipway Ltd, and as a member of the Investment & Credit Committee. Mr Boyers said he is only the chairman of…