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…

TAIWAN TIES FIRM

PM assures Taipei of loyalty By ANDREW FANASIA THE country’s ties with Taiwan remain stronger despite mounting pressure from mainland China in the region. This was evident when Taiwan’s visiting deputy Foreign Minister Szu-Chien Hsu met Prime Minister Rick Hou on Monday in Honiara and reassured him of his country’s support. The meeting happened days…

In Court with Assumpta

* Taremae PTC today* Kwaso sentence today* Koloale killing probe done Taremae PTC Tuesday Former Premier of Makira/Ulawa Province accused of misusing more than $200,000 of Central Makira constituency funding will appear again in court, Tuesday. Hypolite Taremae who faces two counts of conversion appeared on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter…

No tsunami threat after quake

THERE was no tsunami threat following an early morning earthquake in Makira Ulawa province, on Monday. This was revealed by a statement issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.7 which occurred at around 06:31am near Ugi Island, Makira province. The statement revealed the earthquake’s epicentre is located approximately…