Armed to serve

WE are here to protect and look after the nation. These were the words of Senior Sergeant Moses Ofu and Constable Kevin Daokalia – two of the 125 police officers from the Close Personal Protection Unit and Police Response Team who are now armed after Monday’s launching of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force limited…

Veke hails Canada-GP ties

GUADALCANAL Premier Anthony Veke says that Canada has praised the people to people engagement of Labour mobility between his province and Canadian Businesses who hire GP-CITREC graduates as seasonal workers. Premier Veke, who met with Canada’s newly, appointed High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Paul Maddison in Honiara, said the people of Guadalcanal…

Three lanes ease traffic

KUKUM Police Traffic Centre says the introduction of the three lanes at the Mataniko Bridge has eased the traffic congestion during peak hours. The centre’s police inspector Brian Surimalefo said since introducing the three lanes traffic has improved. “Traffic has flowed according to the proposed measures and traffic management during peak hours,” Mr Surimalefo said.…

RED CROSS MARKED WORLD RED CROSS DAY

SOLOMON Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) on Friday commemorated World Red Cross Day in Honiara on the theme “Everywhere for Everyone”. SIRCS communications officer Kennedy Waitara said the theme reflected on how Red Cross can help people. “…where ever you are, whoever you are, we the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society will be there and…

Supporting search, rescue effort here

A seminar to improve search and rescue efforts in the country was held last week in Honiara. The consultation was held between the Solomon Island Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA), SI Ports Authority, NGO____s, RSIPF maritime head, the Secretariate of the Pacific community and International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The consultation was to ensure there is a…

Cyclone warnings cancelled

TROPICAL Cyclone warnings earlier issued for Makira, Temotu Rennell and Bellona provinces are now cancelled. Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) confirmed yesterday. “Severe tropical cyclone Donna is now moving away from Solomon Islands.”  However, the Weather Office said, fresh to strong winds of 20 to 25 knots with rough seas and moderate swells are still…

64 students to graduate from APTC

SIXTY four Solomon Islands students undertaking studies under the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) will be graduating on Tuesday. In a statement on Monday APTC said Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Roderick Brazier will be the guest speaker at today’s ceremony. The students will be graduating from 10 programmes which include community…

Colourful tuna day celebration in Noro

Thousands of people attended the two-day World Tuna Day celebrations in Noro, Western Province on Friday and Saturday. Organised and sponsored by Soltuna and NFD, the festivities included a parade, music and entertainment, speech and cooking competitions, children____s games and speeches by Premier Wayne Maepio, Minister John Maneniaru and Soltuna Managing Director Adrian Wickham. Tuna…

RAGOMO SHINES

‘I’m one of the proudest Solomon Islander’ Solomon Islands futsal sensation and captain, Elliot Ragomo has continued to shine for Solomon Islands on the futsal world stage throughout his entire career. The soft-spoken but passionate Solomon Islander currently in training with Brazil’s professional futsal side Minas Tênis Clube team. The Sports club of Minas Tênis…