MMF: Stop becoming dependent

PRESIDENT of Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Martin Housanau says Solomon Islands leaders must have the courage to make decisions of their own for the betterment of the country and its people. Mr Housanau said as a political independent country all the decisions made at the upper level must not be determined by donors and foreigners…

HIGH LEVEL VISIT

AN eight member team from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors are in the country for a five days visit to discuss ADB’s continued support to the country’s development. Members of the team arrived in the country last Sunday and will be engaged in their official program in the country as of today…

PEACEFUL PROTEST PLANNED

PARENTS of Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) are planning to stage a peaceful protest to the Honiara City Council (HCC) Mayor Andrew Mua and his administration. This is part of a number of resolutions and way forward to resolve the ongoing saga with Mayor Mua over the decision to relocate the school. The resolutions were…

Police yet to destroy cocaine

POLICE are continuing to work on the plan for the destruction of the million dollars worth of cocaine that was seized from a yacht in Honiara on September 27. Speaking at his weekly conference last Friday, Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said once they sorted out some technical issues in relation to the burning side of…

9 MORE TO CANADA

Canadian labour mobility steams forward NINE locals from three separate provinces are heading to Canada under an arrangement that has set new records in Canada’s Labour Mobility partnership with Solomon Islands.  Of the nine people travelling, four will be heading to Canada under the Permanent Residence stream whilst five will be admitted into Canada as…

CEMA encourages down stream processing

COMMODITIES Export Marking Authority (CEMA) will be working closely with the local farmers to obtain the best quality cocoa and coconut products as part of encouraging downstream processing. CEMA Chief Produce Inspector Patterson Siliota highlighted this during the closing of the World Food Day celebration yesterday in Honiara. At the event CEMA demonstrated the process…

Forestry officers undergo drone training

Staff of the Ministry of Forestry and Research have their morale raised with training on how to operate and fly drone as of yesterday. This is made possible under the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project under the Sustainable Forest Resources Management (SFRM) Project. Highlighting the importance of the training Permanent Secretary Dr Vaeno Vigulu…