In Court with Assumpta

* Alleged fraudster yet to be summoned * Magistrate to inquire into accused’s state of mind  Alleged fraudster yet to be summoned    THE case of a man facing numerous charges of false pretense demanding with menace will be brought back to court on February 16. Ngedea is facing 25 counts of false pretense and 21…

SICCI hails Interim TCSI chief

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has congratulated the new Interim Commissioner of the Telecommunications Commissioner of Solomon Islands (TCSI) Calvin Ziru, on his appointment. A statement issued by the SICCI last week said: “The telecommunication industry has fundamentally changed how people and businesses communicate. A lot has been achieved, but a…

Use of coconut baskets at Gizo market

The use of weaved coconut baskets at the Western provincial capital main market has been popular for over four decades now and it is gaining popularity at the Gizo market. Each day visitors and customers would buy themselves a basket before doing their shopping at the market. The use of coconut baskets is to discourage…

EPLD alumni mourns passing of former chair

Solomon Islands Alumni members of the Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue (EPLD) and the Commonwealth Study Conferences (CSC) are mourning the passing away of one of its senior members Sir Paul Tovua. Sir Paul died in Honiara on Friday 5th February 2021. He was the chair of the Solomon Islands EPLD 2010 local organizing committee. Under…

PM hails donor partners 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has applauded the support rendered by its donors and partners to the country. In his nationwide address Monday, PM said the Government remains very grateful for the support from its donors and partners, especially to the ministry of health that leads our fight against COVID-19. He said since his last…

COVID-19 Vaccine 

AstraZeneca vaccine replaces Pfizer   SOLOMON Islands has missed out on the Pfizer Vaccines for 0.25% of our population but there is still hope as Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare assures the country in his nationwide address, Monday. He said that despite missing out on the Pfizer Vaccines for 0.25% of our population, he is pleased…

More fishing devices for communities in Malaita

THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) is expected to deliver more Fishing Aggregate Device (FAD) projects to coastal communities in the province this year. This comes after the Malaita Provincial Government has funded seven (7) FAD projects coastal communities in Malaita through the Malaita Provincial Fisheries office. Malaita Province Government Senior Fisheries officer Mathew Isihanua stated…

Malaita student remains negative 

THE student that was brought back from Malaita Province who is now at the Field Hospital is still tested negative to date. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has confirmed this in his nationwide address. PM Sogavare has also confirmed that the 31 tests that were collected in the village where the student stayed were all tested…

Govt recruitment on hold

New recruitments into the public service sector had been freezed effective as of January 1, 2021. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Public Service, Nego Sisiolo, in a statement issued by the Government Communication Unit. In a notice to all government ministries, he said; “as one of the critical preconditions to act on…

40 students in Manila yet to be repatriated 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the government is planning to bring back the remaining 40 students in Manila, Philippines. When addressing the nation yesterday he said; as highlighted from his 25th January address the flight that arrived on Sunday night was the last scheduled repatriation flight. “However, as of a result of about 40…