‘Come Join the Anti-Corruption Walk’

Corruption impacts negatively on our future, our children’s future, our resources, our democracy and the development of Solomon Islands, its people and natural resources and urges everyone to unite and to take a stand against it. This is the message for the 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD). This year the theme for the International Anti-Corruption…

FSII to protest over Govt on corruption

Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) members will mark the International Anti-corruption Day this Friday with a peaceful protest over government failures to fight against corruption. President of FSII’s Benjamin Afuga said, normally on such occasion it is good time for the government, civil societies including lobby groups to raise issues and awareness about corruption. He…

Hou: 2017 budget disappointing

CHAIRMAN of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Rick Hou says after examining the 2017 budget, he is disappointed that the good intentions may not be achieved through this budget. Speaking on Tuesday in parliament on the budget, Mr Hou said unlike the previous two budgets, the 2017 one is somewhat unclear as to the policy…

Constituent concern on cross-boundary voters

A SAVO Russell Islands constituent wants the Electoral Commission to implement measures that will stop people from registering to vote in constituencies which they don’t reside in. The concerned constituent Tim Ngelea raised this concern after witnessing the lack of development in the Savo Russell Islands Constituency. He said people are finding difficulty accessing funds…

New approach to tuna management

THE Pacific Ocean and those who depend on its fish face a growing crisis, according to Greenpeace. So the environmental organisation has decided to take a new approach in its efforts to persuade the body tasked with setting fishing rules – the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) – to live up to its…

PNA bid to control longline fishing

THE eight Pacific nations and Tokelau that make up the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) are seeking more control over the little-scrutinised longline fishing industry in the Pacific. While purse seine fishing boats are required to carry an independent observer to report on catches, the PNA is imposing its own measures on longline vessels…

Lasi highlights nation’s agenda in WCPFC13

UNDER Secretary Technical of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has highlighted the country’s key issues of interest in this year’s Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Nadi, Monday. Ferral Lasi, in his country statement at the official opening of the thirteenth WCPFC meeting, said some of the critical issues on the…

Keep away from crime, youths told

Youths in Malaita have been told to stay away from criminal activities and uphold respect. Police made the reminder at the opening of a three-day Youth Market in provincial capital Auki, which opened last Friday. Youths were instead encouraged to be involved in meaningful activities like the Youth Market, which was more beneficial than wasting…