Ports plan to transship cars here

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) through discussions with their trading business partners has drafted plans to transform the ports into a car transshipment hub in the region. SIPA CEO Eranda Kotelawala during an exclusive interview last week revealed the plan is to bring more exported cars to the Honiara ports before being distributed to other…

Parliament update with Deli Oso

PM further adjourns Parliament Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday further adjourned Parliament to give ample time to the government to look through the 2018 Budget. When moving the motion for the special adjournment of parliament to Monday 30 October, the Prime Minister said the government is still tidying up the budget for 2018 and…

More tuna exports this year

The joint venture between Taiwanese Global Fisheries Limited and local Solfish Company has produced significant economic impacts in the country. This year they export more than 50 reefer containers to overseas markets. Global Fisheries Executive Officer Jack Chi Tien-I in an email sent to this paper on Tuesday said there tuna exports this year have…

TRIAL ENDS

Fugitive’s case conducted in closed court By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A CLOSED court eight-month trial of former fugitive and high profile murder accused Edmond Sae ended in the High Court this month. Accused of gunning down former police commissioner Sir Fredrick Soaki in 2003, Sae has evaded arrest for over 12 years until in 2015 when…

Marau ends provincial population dissemination and data workshop

The Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently held a Population and Development Workshop in Marau, Guadalcanal Province. A total of 25 participants who attended the 3 day workshop from 26-28 September were employed as provincial government officers, head teachers, non-government organization, youth and…