Missing dad happy to see his new born girl

It was on the 8th of January 2016, five men were reported missing and drifted for a week between the seas of Ulawa and South Malaita before finally being rescued. Father of four, Kingsley Tea, government forestry officer serving in Central Province, was among the five survivors adrift. Apparently he was the skipper of the…

Cool Tarosi

Located a few steps from the old Busurata Bible School in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, is Tarosi water source. I heard of this source in the 1990s on radio through a song that was composed about this unique stream. Wednesday last week during a trip to the area, I set foot on the source and tasted…

Kalsakau brothers create history in Vanuatu

For the first time in Vanuatu’s political history since 1980, three Kalsakau brothers from the same parents hailing from Ifira, Efate, have been elected MPs, according to provisional results. The unofficial results from last week’s snap elections indicated the three brothers – Ephraim Kasakau, Ishmael Kalsakau and Joshua Kalasakau – have secured three seats in…

Nazar refutes accusation

Nazar Group of Companies have refuted a media report that claim their hotel project in Honiara has been delayed due to financial difficulties. They said the report was baseless and absurd. Nazar Chief executive Officer Sukru Cebi said: “The Company wishes to clarify that a land parcel at the former Laperous area in Honiara was…

No plans to sack Yow

There are no plans by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board to terminate the contract of chief executive officer Colin Yow. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Henry Murray clarified this following rumours the board under its newly-appointed chairman Billy Titiulu will sack Singaporean Yow. “Any decision will have to be made…

Drier than normal rainfall predicted

Central and Eastern parts of the Solomon Islands are expected to experience a drier than normal rainfall from February to April this year. A Rainfall Outlook issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Services said a normal rainfall condition was forecasted for the Western region. The statement said the outlook is consistent with the statistical model…

USP campus here under fire

University of the South Pacific (USP) in Honiara has come under fire after one of its staff allegedly refused to assist a student with disability. Edwin Babanisi, who is blind by disability, is studying law at USP’s Laucala campus in Fiji. He took his frustration of being unfairly treated by a female USP staff to…

Guadalcanal to sponsor more students at SINU

Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority will sponsor more than 200 students to study at Solomon Islands National (SINU) through its provincial scholarship board. In their efforts to build the province’s human resource capacity, the province for the first time initiated a sponsorship program and injected millions of dollars to sponsor tertiary students wishing to undertake study…