Unscrewed scale, a concern

Some fish vendors at the Honiara Central Market continues to use unscrewed scales to weigh fish robbing customers of the little money they have. This was seen last weekend at the market when one of the Honiara City Council officers was alerted about a fish vendor cheating incident of fish scaling, which was later confiscated…

Regional fuel prices increasing again

Suva, Fiji – For the past ten months, Pacific Island countries and territories have enjoyed falling petroleum prices but there are indications that the region should prepare for rising fuel prices. Assessments by Economic Development Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) show that between July 2014 and May 2015, annual savings for…

Public demand explanation on road work

Members of the general public of Honiara City are demanding the road repair contractors to reveal their qualifications to carry out road works, and also contractors must explain to the people why their pot holes’ patching job cannot even last for a month. Speaking to this paper, Alfred Leka a commuter who always travels by…

Tuna companies urged to do more for Pacific people

SUVA, (PNG LOOP) – Papua New Guinea Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Mao Zeming has called on countries that reap billions of dollars from the Pacific’s tuna resource to do more to promote sustainability and create opportunities for the people in region. Speaking at a fisheries symposium in Fiji last Wednesday, Zeming said PNG’s 2.5…

Ground breaking for new Auki tourism office

Construction of a new provincial tourism office for Malaita province in Auki will kick off soon following the official ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapola and the Malaita Provincial Deputy Premier Alick Maeaba. Mr Parapola is currently leading a high level delegation…

Modern highway commence soon

THE construction of modern highway road will commence soon following the signing of an exchange of note between the government of Japan and Solomon Islands at the Prime Minister and Cabinet conference room yesterday. Called ‘Upgrading of Kukum Highway’ it was signed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Japanese Chard d’ Affairs His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya…

PM under pressure

Party wrangling shakes DCC, source revealed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been pushed to the limit and only time will tell when he will execute his plans to undergo a mass sacking, an insider revealed. The insider revealed that Mr Sogavare over the past few weeks have been under immense pressure as he has been…

Bita’ama turns dolphin criticisms into optimism

THEY were criticized and condemned internationally for killing dolphins, but Bita’ama community is turning that into pride. The North Malaita community under an Association formed (Bita’ama United Tribal Community Assembly Association, BUTCAA), is now preparing to showcase a well-designed concept to the world. A delegation from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be travelling…