Public acknowledged for peaceful Easter

Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division of Honiara City Council has thanked the public for their good behaviour over the Easter period. Councillor Charles Aiwosuga said Honiara residents were able to celebrate the Easter peacefully and at the same time maintain the cleanliness of the City. “There were no major disturbances and I thank everyone…

NFA gets positive reaction for tuna forum

POST COURIER – Papua New Guinea’s National Fisheries Authority (NFA) has been receiving a lot of good response from corporate agencies and partners in the industry to sponsor the upcoming Pacific Tuna Forum to be held in Fiji. The fifth Regional Tuna Industry and Trade Conference, which will be held on September 22 and 23…

Seafarers undergo safety training

More than 18 untrained boat crews (seafarers) have undergone a training on basic marine safety over the weekend at Ranadi Industrial site, East Honiara. The training was an initiative program facilitated by Sol Safety Consultancy and Training Services (SSCTS) through marine authority to provide skills to untrained boat crews on basic Marine safety. Facilitating the…

Passenger boats must be inspected: Captain

A long serving ship captain and former Solomon Islands College of High Education marine Lecture Elijah Mouku says 90 percent of passenger vessels serving people need full inspection assessments. Mr Mouku said it is clear inspection of passenger and cargo boats has never been consistent. “A good number of boats servicing our waters were never…

Heartless attack

Mum struck with timber, left paralysed A WOMAN is unable to walk after her partner allegedly struck her with a timber at her back following an argument over the weekend in Ulawa Island, Makira Province. Reports reaching the paper said, the incident occurred on Saturday at Rehia village. The impact of the hit was said…

Govt works on three projects

Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration (MCILI) Hence Vaekesa has told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last week that his Ministry is currently working on three major projects. These projects are Suafa cannery, Bina Habour Industrial Seaport project and Noro industrial site. Speaking before the PAC committee members, Vaekesa…

Query on employment data

The Commissioner of Labour (COL) Josiah Manehia assures the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that his division will work on establishing an employment data, to identify number of people formally employed in the country. This came after PAC members were told there was no  any data of employment population in the country. PAC members said, having…

Temotu man wants trade issue sorted

A concerned man from Temotu Province is calling for the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government to prioritize trade between Temotu and Vanuatu as part of its effort to boost economic development in the rural areas. Mark Temapi from Reef Island raised his concern to the media last week claiming he is speaking on behalf…