Taiwan assists in disaster risks here

AN Observation Research program is currently underway to assist the Meteorological Service and the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) monitor natural disasters in the country. Called the Tsunami, Earthquake, and Cyclone (TEC) project, it was being headed by a team from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) of Taiwan. As part of the project, 14 small…

The vanishing island

The 16-seater shudders on the breeze. Below, a small grid of unsealed roads runs through a village of fibro buildings ringed by palm and jungle trees. A contracting grass airstrip dips at each end into the blue of the Pacific. It could be the setting for a film about the end of the world. And…

SINU to introduce new programs for students

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will give priority to areas which will directly impact the health and well-being of the Solomon islanders and also economy of the country and creating employment. That was according to SINU Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo when talking about the new developing programs. In a statement on Thursday, Dr…

Bank teller’s larceny trial ends

THE TRIAL of the case of a former Bank of South Pacific (BSP) officer accused of stealing more than $73,000 from the bank in 2014 completed, Thursday. Closing submissions on the case will be made in court on October 2 before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota. Alice Gila Chachabule Lalase of Isabel has stood trial for…

Strike looms

Council workers issue 28 days strike threat Honiara City Council (HCC) direct employees who are members of the Workers Union Solomon Islands (WUSI) have issued a 28 days strike notice to the administration of the city council yesterday. The 28 days strike notice which became effective as of yesterday was issued after WUSI held a…

PM congratulates Australia’s Turnbull

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Mother condemns shocking discoveries

A Honiara woman has condemned recent discoveries of dead infants or foetus in various locations within the capital over the past weeks that were reported by this paper earlier. Janet Lomuha, a Naha resident told this paper that such discoveries is evident that there is still a number of sick societies existing in our country…

Missing fishermen returns home

TWO fishermen from Taro Island, in Choiseul province who went missing last month have reunited with their families after returning safely to their families on Wednesday after spending weeks in Bougainville. The two men went missing after they failed to return home from a fishing trip in mid August. Police in Taro reported the missing…

Big plans ahead for GPPOL

Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) is proposing to expand the existing plantation with an addition of 35,000-40,000 hectares. This means the oil palm plantations is expecting to expand as far as Aola in East Central Guadalcanal. This was highlighted by Arial Manager of GPPOL Craig Gibsone during a visit by new the Minister of…