PIDF DEFERRED

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ summit and conference which was scheduled to be held in Honiara from the 4th-6th July, is being deferred, the Secretariat has confirmed. On Sunday the PIDF Secretariat stated that the postponement was made following a request from the host and Chair, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela. A statement was…

DEATH PROBE

Police: death of man, 50, suspicious By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   POLICE are continuing their investigation into the ‘suspicious death’ of the 50-year-old man at Kaio Village in Tasimboko area, northeast Guadalcanal. Supervising Police Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi on Thursday said the Tetere Police and the Guadalcanal Provincial Police Commander (PPC) are working very hard on this investigation.…

City-based groups for MACFest

ONLY Honiara-based cultural groups will represent the country in next month’s Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST). This was due to drastic budget cuts faced by the MACFEST national organising committee. In a statement on Tuesday the committee said, Honiara-based Cultural groups from the country’s nine provinces will represent Solomon Islands at the upcoming Melanesian…

Govt unhappy with Rumbiak’s comment

The Government has expressed dismay at attempts by West Papualeader Jacob Rumbiak, to interfere and meddle in the country’s national affairs. In a statement on Tuesday the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) said it strongly disproves the action of Mr Rumbiak. It disputed the allegations, opinions, and interference by Mr Rumbiak in…

Szetu, MACFest seal drink deal

REGISTERED participants at the Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) next month will now have access to fresh bottled water and soft drinks thanks to Szetu Enterprises Ltd (SEL). This is being possible following an agreement signed between Szetu and MACFest national organising committee (NOC) yesterday, making SEL as the first Honiara company to sign…

SOLOMON AIRLINES RETURNS TO PARASI

After an approximate 10-year absence Solomon Airlines will recommence scheduled air services to Parasi Airport in South Malaita from 08 June 2018. The national carrier’s decision follows the recommissioning of the airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI).  The new service will operate between Honiara and Parasi every Monday and Friday. Announcing…