First Miss Guadalcanal crowned

THE organising committee for Miss Guadalcanal Pageant program on Wednesday 20th September 2017 has successfully selected a candidate to represent Guadalcanal Province in the upcoming Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2017. The successful candidate is 21-year-old Gladys Veronica Vasuni. Miss Vasauni snatched the Miss Guadalcanal crown from two other finalists in the first ever provincial pageant…

POLICE CHARGE AIPIA

Doctor accused of starting illegal beche-de-mer farm By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE on Thursday charged medical practioner Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant over their alleged illegal beche-de-mer farming in the Ontong Java atolls, Malaita Outer Islands. The pair appeared in the Honiara Magistrate Court yesterday on two counts each of engaging in commercial…

NCW slams govt’s informal response

GENERAL Secretary of the National Council of Women Casper Fa’asala has slammed the informal response by the acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga when receiving the petition by the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for the re-introduction of the anti-corruption bill, Tuesday. Mr Maelanga received the petition at the main entrance to the Prime Minister’s Office where…

Ricoh boss in Honiara

RICOH Managing Director, Michael Pollok, has arrived in Honiara as part of the New Zealand Pacific Business Council trade mission. Mr Pollok is joined by other New Zealand business executives who hope to strengthen trade links between the Solomon Islands and New Zealand. “The Solomon Islands is a nation of tremendous economic potential,” says Mr…