Swire Shipping opens door to local seafarers

A LOCAL seafarer sets history this week when he became the first Solomon Islander to be recruited by international liner operator, Swire Shipping. Fred Langley was recruited under Swire’s seafarer recruitment programme. In his first deployment, Mr Langley,39, from Guadalcanal Province, joined Swire Shipping’s multipurpose vessel, MV Chengtu, as 4thEngineer. “I am running out of…

Police to stage operations

POLICE will be conducting some operations in Honiara targeting hotspots area for anti-social behaviour this weekend. Police Commander Frank Prendergast said they will be conducting the operation in the township area particularly in east Honiara, central Honiara and west Honiara at white river. “We are asking public to assist police iduring that time and report…

SICCI: we are a legal entity

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SICCI) has maintained the organisation has not been in breach of any laws. SICCI chairman Jay Bartlett reiterated this following recent media publicity casting doubt and questioning his organisation’s legality. “SICCI is an organisation of members with similar interests and is the Peak representative body for the private…

60 complete music class

SIXTY young people will be graduating from the music class at the Bishop’s Dale, West, Honiara this weekend. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said this music class is part of their crime prevention activity that they have been engaging with young people particularly around the Bishop’s Dale area through a school of music that the police…

New eco-lodge opened in Guadalcanal

A NEWLY launched inland lodge has opened its doors for guests after a successful opening on Wednesday. Paringiju Inland Mountain eco-Lodge was located at Belaha highlands over Tenaru School, in Central Guadalcanal. The Paringiju Inland Mountain Lodge has formally opened in front of hundreds of locals this week. Among the invited guests were Sir Paul…