Airbus back in service

Solomon Airlines operated Airbus has resumed its normal services as of this week. The airbus had been undergoing maintenance work in Philippine for the past weeks since April as part of the airline’s routine maintenance routine in compliance with airlines safety. In its absence Solomon Airlines partner Qantas has been serving the Brisbane-Honiara route through…

Electronic passports set to be used here

FOUR senior Immigration Division officials have successfully completed a four-day training programme on electronic passports and border control and management systems in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week as the Government moves to introduce e-Passports later this year. A statement from the Immigration Division says the four-day training was delivered from 10th to 13th May 2016…

SICCI and SIPA strengthens ties

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is delighted to welcome the interim CEO of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), Mr. Michael Wate. The appointment of Mr Wate is timely given the operations of SIPA directly affect many of SICCI’s member businesses. In a brief meeting held yesterday, the Chairman of SICCI…

Opposition Leader congratulates new Taiwanese president

LEADER of Opposition Honorable Jeremiah Manele has congratulated the Republic of China’s new President Her Excellency Dr Ing-Wen Tsai and Vice President His Excellency Dr Chien-Jen Chen on their election victories. Mr Manele conveyed his congratulations when contributing to the congratulatory motion moved by the Prime Minister in Parliament on Tuesday. In his supporting statement,…

SIPA Reforms visible, MID Minister tells Parliament

The Minister of Infrastructure Development, Jimmy Lusibaea has told Parliament reforms being carried out by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority are visible. He made the remark yesterday in response to a question by the Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga, Matthew Wale who asked for an outline of the reforms being carried out by the Ports…

RSIPF to honour first Police Commissioner

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be conducting a short memorial service in honour of its first RSIPF Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, the late John Holloway who died on Tuesday 17 May at his home in Gold Coast Australia. The late John Holloway was appointed as the first RSIPF Police Commissioner in…

Rini clarifies govt’s cash-flow situation

FINANCE minister Snyder Rini says the government’s current cash-flow and fiscal performances are within the requirements maintained by the ministry. He revealed this in Parliament when asked by the Opposition leader Jeremiah Manele to inform the house about the “current actual cash-flow for the first quarter forecasted cash-flow and the actual revenue collected for the…

MPs urged to comply

In the last few months, the Political Parties Commission has noted various movements of Members of Parliament between political parties. The PPC is reminding political parties and Members of Parliament that are obliged to comply with the Political Parties Act 2014. MP’s wishing to join a party, change parties or resign from a party must…

Bail ruling reserved for next week

The court has reserved its ruling on the bail applications made for the six people accused of the involving in a clash with another party at the Water Front night club in East Honiara. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo after the hearing yesterday adjourned the matter to Monday next week for the ruling. The bail…