Fisheries long-line workshop

A NATIONAL long-line fisheries management workshop for Long-line Fishery Operators and stakeholders will commences in Honiara on Tuesday. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) will be hosting the two-day workshop from  Tuesday 13th to Wednesday 14th September at the Heritage Park Hotel. According to the MFMR, the workshop aimed to provide an opportunity…

Worrying signs

THERE are troubling signs that service delivery by the Malaita province government for the final quarter of this year is likely to be hit hard due to lack of finance. This is because the four-quarter service grant of $3million to be paid by the national government for Malaita province will be used mainly to recover…

Malaita workers want Assembly dissolved

Plan sit-in protest DIRECT employers of Malaita Province have supported calls to dissolve the current Provincial Assembly in the wake of the illegal borrowing scandal. “We have lost every trust we use to have for the Peter Ramohia leadership,” a spokesman for the 200 workers told the Solomon Star in Auki yesterday. “Their illegal borrowing…

Workshop affirms DCCG’s commitment to stop corruption

The workshop this week on the National Anti-Corruption Strategy which draws participation from the Government, Civil Society, the Private Sector, Integrity Institutions and Development Partners is an affirmation of the Government’s commitment to fight corruption in the country. Since taking leadership in early 2015, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced to the Nation that his…

Australia still tops visitors’ record here

AUSTRALIA has been recorded as the country that has many of its nationals visiting the country in the second quarter of this year, a recently released statistical bulletin from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) has revealed. The travels were being recorded from tourists’ arrivals and visitor by occupation. “Tourist arrivals for second quarter…

Visitors arrival up18.4%

THE total international arrival of visitors for the second quarter of this year was 11, 546 which is an increase of 18.4 percent (%) compared to the first quarter of this year. This was revealed in a latest statistical Bulletin from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) this week. Compared to the same quarter…

Reading means access to ideas and information

“ACCESS to reading means access to ideas and information that we cannot find through our own experience,” said Constance Nasi, Under Secretary National Education Service in the Ministry of Education and Human Resources. Literacy is a key part of Solomon Islands’ education system, Ms Nasi told a joint celebration to mark International Literacy Day in…

Render Safe Operation set to roll

EXPLOSIVE experts are in the country to assist the Royal Solomon Islands Police in disposing of World War II explosive ordinances. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the reason for bringing in experts from other countries to be involved in the “RenderSafe operation” is due to the sheer volume of explosive remnants left in the country.…

Djokovic’s appointment confirmed

SPECIAL Secretary to Prime Minister (SSPM) Andrew Mua has confirmed the appointment of Robson Djokovic as the new Chief of Staff. Muaki revealed this after the media highlighted this latest appointment in the media on Thursday. He said Djokovic has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff on Wednesday after all legal formalities were…