BSP AUKI VANDALIZED

Premier Suidani condemns ‘no care attitude’ of few Malaitans THE Bank South Pacific (BSP) branch in Auki was again vandalized, Thursday night. BSP staff and customers turned up at the bank on Friday morning, following the public holiday on Thursday to mark the county’s 44 independence anniversary only to realise one of its glass doors…

Ngossi Valley celebrates 44th Independence

RESIDENTS of Ngossi Valley community in West Honiara yesterday came together to celebrate the country’s 44th Independence anniversary with a colorful programme that kicked off with a parade. Hundreds of community members took part in the event. The residents were seen parading in national colours, hoisting a national flag and singing the national anthem before…

PM leaves for PIF leaders meeting

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be leading a delegation to the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) summit in Fiji, Friday. The summit will convene from July 11 to 14. Prime Minister Sogavare will join other pacific leaders in celebrating the 50th anniversary of PIF in Fiji. The forum leaders are expected to launch the 2050…

LOGGING WOE

Solomon Islands has a price to pay for logging activities, says Dr Nishikawa DESPITE the fact that logging is one of the main contributors to the Solomon Islands’ economy, the country has a heavy price to pay for logging activities. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sustainable Resource Management (SFRM) Chief Advisor Dr Nishikawa said if…

Australia supplies critical training, weapons to local Police

SOLOMON Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, senior cabinet members and Australian High Commissioner Dr Lachlan Strahan attended a “milestone” demonstration of Australian-supplied police weapons and training at Tenaru Firing Range on 5 July. The demonstration, which involved live-firing of new Short Barrel Riffle (SBR) – MK18 weapons, was led by the Royal Solomon Islands Police…

‘VOTE FOR PARTY’

Suidani advices voters not to vote for independent candidates in next general elections AS Solomon Islands celebrates its 44th Independence since 1978, Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has advised his people with a key message ahead of the next national general election. Speaking at a community awareness Monday this week, Mr Suidani encouraged and adviced…