Aipia returns to court today

MEDICAL practitioner Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant accused of illegally engaging in commercial beche-de-mer farming at Lord Howe Islands, Malaita Outer Islands, will appear again today in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Prosecution will this morning confirm if they will be proceeding with the charge of prohibition of catches and retains of beche-der-mer…

SURESH IS STILL THE CEO

POB dismisses Sasako’s Sun reports By RONALD TOITO’ONA PAN Oceanic Bank Limited (POB) has categorically denied the contents of “the malicious, misleading and defamatory article” by freelance journalist Alfred Sasako’s news article titled “POB CEO Terminated” which was published on Monday, by Island Sun. In the article, Mr Sasako claimed that the POB CEO Suresh…

RSIPF praised for equal recruitment

A VISITING academic from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji, commends the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for implementing the executive decision of recruiting equal number of males and females into its new recruit intake every year. Dr Danielle Watson, Coordinator of the Pacific Policing Program at the USP, was…

BLUE BOAT BREACHES

Iona Firi given a week to destroy impounded boats By TEDDY KAFO THE Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has issued an ultimatum to Iona Firi to destroy the controversial blue boats by this weekend. The blue boats were impounded early this year and following an High Court ruling, they were destined to be tendered…

Sister Port MOU signed in Taipei

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan last month. The MOU was sealed on September 25 by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority Eranda Kotelewala and the vice-president and CEO of Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan International Ports Corp Shao-Liang…

Our heroes return home, get overwhelming welcome

The Solomon Islands national junior futsal squad, Kurukuru returned home on Monday to a hero’s welcome. The futsal heroes arrived around 2pm yesterday and were met upon arrival by the Minister for Infrastructure representing the DCC government Honourable Stanley Sofu, SIFF president William Lai along with mad futsal supporters as well as families and friends…

MISS ST NICHOLAS WINS MISS NATURE

Miss St Nicholas has won the Miss nature Pageant 2017. Miss Woodford settled for the first runner up position while Miss Chung Wah settled for the second runner up position. Seven contestants put on striking shows as they contested the Miss Nature Pageant Show 2017 for the first time. The four other contestants were Miss…

Express Freight now cargo agent for Air Niugini

EXPRESS Freight Management (EFM) has taken over the full responsibility as cargo sales agent for Papua New Guinea’s National airline, Air Niugini at Henderson International airport in Honiara. General Manager of Air Niugini Cargo Limited, Mr Gus Kraus and Branch Manager of Express Freight Management (SI) Limited (EFM), Jebs Benito made the formal announcement in…

Varley reveals benefits of joining INTERPOL

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is now connected with other police organisations around the world, sharing and exchanging information on law and enforcement following its subscription to the International Police Agency, INTERPOL. But this will cost the RSIPF an annual subscription fee of about $140,000, according to Police Commissioner Mathew Varley. Varley said…