Wara sets fine example, Minister applauses WARA

THE MINISTER for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Mr Jimson Tanagada has commended the work and efforts of the West Are’are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA). Speaking during the opening of the group’s 16th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday Mr Tanagada said he was impressed and ‘extremely’ interested in the groups theme ‘Celebrating growth in savings…

New portable sawmill introduced

A NEW portable sawmilling is being introduced in Honiara on Wednesday by its owner who is currently here to train locals how to handle the portable saw mill. Called “Junior Peterson” which in short ‘JP portable sawmill’, it is original from New Zealand. The sawmill was first introduced in Solomon Islands few years ago and…

Gwaunaru’u welcomes examination flight

MEMBERS of Gwaunaru’u community, Central Kwara’ae have welcomed the first Solomon Airlines flight to the airport again after the airport’s long closure. Provincial Minister for Lands Martin Fini said the flight landed at around 12 midday. “Although it was not a passenger service flight, it was the initial flight after the airport’s closure, sent purposely…

Solomon Islands acknowledges New Zealand support

Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Milner Tozaka has thanked the New Zealand Government for its ongoing support towards Solomon Islands under its bilateral aid programme. Minister Tozaka expressed the Solomon Islands Government’s gratitude when he met with his New Zealand counterpart, Murray McCully at the margins of the Forum Foreign Ministers…

SI export tuna joins EU tracking system

Solomon Islands tuna bound for EU markets marked a milestone moment this month. As of 1stJuly 2015, the EU has formally registered the Solomon Islands as an official TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System) participant. This status allows the Health Competent Authority and Industry to have access to the EU electronic certification systems. TRACES is…

Rokotanikeni 16th AGM officially opens

THE West Are’are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA) 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was successfully opened on Tuesday at the King George Sixth School Hall after a morning parade. Hundreds of women took to the Honiara’s Prince Philip highway participating in a colorful parade from Kukum campus field all the way to King George School in East…

$950K unpaid hotel bills

THREE Government Ministers have owed the Heritage Park Hotel more than SBD $900,000 in food and accommodation. The Parliamentary Opposition Group yesterday disclosed information which could cost tax-payers of this country The three ministers are Minister for Agriculture & Livestock August Auga, Minister for Mines & Energy David Dei Pacha and Minister for Tourism Bartholomew…