Landowners block flight

Rennell mining dispute reaches new level WEST Rennell landowners in Honiara on Tuesday blocked a Solomon Airlines plane from flying to the remote island as tensions between landowner rages. Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID), which has a licence to do bauxite mining in west Rennell chartered the flight, which was scheduled to leave Honiara at…

SIEC hosts gender workshop

Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) is taking the lead in ensuring equality in elections management, hosting a two-day workshop titled ‘Gender and Us’. The workshop for all SIEC staff kicks off today at the Honiara Hotel. “This workshop is a significant step forward in SIEC’s efforts to become a more gender-sensitive and transformative organization”, Chief…

Customs denies allegations

An officer within the customs division says revelation by the former Forest Minister Bodo Dettke alleging that logging companies bribed their way out from the system by incurring a SBD$500 million revenue loss is totally misleading. The officer who wants anonymity said, the mismatch in records from the Ministry of Forests and Customs division was…

Church ordered out

Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) members on Anuta asked to move out for defying chief’s law MEMBERS of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) faith living on Anuta island in the far eastern Temotu province are facing immediate expulsion after defying the chief’s order in an attempt to build a church. Reports reaching the paper said, the…