Another day in paradise

No more than 1.5 degrees of warming, this is what governments and leaders across the Pacific Island Nations are calling for in the lead up to the COP21 being held later this year in Paris. Today marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, and there has been no better time to call for action…

Girl, 9, raped & axed to death

A NINE year old girl has died after she was cut with an axe following an alleged attempted rape incident at Arao village in North Malaita over the weekend.  Auki police said that the suspect, a man aged between 25-30 years old had been arrested and was now in police custody. The incident had shocked…

Pageant show, a tourist attraction

THE staging of Miss Solomon pageant can bring tourists to our shores if it is an annual event in the Solomon Islands. This was highlighted by Glyn Joshua, the Director Commercial and Cruise department of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). He uttered the words in a press meeting with members of the local media during…

Recruitment for pageant show opens

THE recruitment for the Miss Solomon Islands pageant is now open to interested females with a Solomon Islands Nationality. This comes after the official launching of the event on Sunday by the organizer, Solomon Host and the platinum sponsor, Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). A statement from the organizers said that all formalities for sponsorship…

Isabel serious in developing tourism

THE Isabel Provincial government has registered its seriousness in venturing into the tourism industry of the province in full swing. This was highlighted by the Premier James Habu during the 8th Premiers Conference in Honiara last week. In the Provincial Government Policy statement as highlighted in the premier’s presentation, “Isabel province has a sustainable tourism…

Farmer glad to receive cattle

A local cattle farmer Frinton Vaka Rere who received seven herds of cattle yesterday from  the first ever distribution in 15 years spoke highly of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Department for the support. Mr. Rere is among the first six farmers who receive the first distribution of the herds from Tenavatu Farm in…

Herds of cattle distributed

Tenavatu cattle farm has lived up to its expectation which saw the first distribution of cattle to local farmers on Monday.  Director of Livestock and Veterinary Services Rarney Keqa said the primary purpose of the Tenavatu cattle farm is to breed cattle and then distribute them to small local holders in the country and the…

Tourism promotional awareness conducted in Taro

AN AWARENESS and promotional program was conducted in Taro, Choiseul province late last month. Qoso Carlmarx, the tourism officer for Choiseul Province said, this promotional awareness was a successful one, and it’s part of the ground breaking process in fostering tourism development in Choiseul province. He said, over the past years Choiseul province in terms…

South Pacific Cruise Forum

The first South Pacific Cruise Forum will take place in Papeete on Tahiti in French Polynesia Oct. 16 and 17, 2015. The event is organized by the South Pacific Cruise Alliance (SPCA), which includes American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa and the Islands of Tahiti. The conferences…

Lauru land conference held

A THREE days land conference was held last weekin the mid-remote village of Ogho in Varisi ward of North West Choiseul. The event which was held from the 5th to the 8th October was attended by more than one hundred delegates. This is the thirty forth (34) conference of the Lauru Land Conference of Tribal…