Veke condemns oil spill

Guadalcanal Provincial Premier Hon. Anthony K Veke has condemned in the strongest term the revelation of illegal importation and subsequent storage of industrial wastes in IBC Container at Tanaro, Northwest Guadalcanal. As a result that are now spilling toxic oily substance into the surrounding fragile ecosystem. Premier Veke said that he could not believe reading…

First series of ‘SINU TALKS’ set

THE first ever ‘SINU TALKS’ lecturer series is set for Friday 31st March. According to a statement from the University, ‘SINU TALKS’ is a new open lecturer series, free and open to all. “The aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate on different topics in the Solomon Islands.…

Call to support police chief

FORMER Honiara City Councilor (HCC) and Burns Creek community elder John Seti Iromea says the country needs to work closely with the police. “All we need is to work together with our new Police Commissioner Mathew Varley and his officers to ensure our national security is intact,” Mr Iromea said. He said this in light…

Iromea: No one is above the law

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WARA members end workshop

Fifty members of the West Are’Are Rokotanikeni Association (WARA) attended a Gender Based Violence, psychological  first aid and basic counselling skills workshop held from the 22nd to 24th March at Kopo village, Waisisi harbour, West Are’Are, Malaita Province. The workshop was aimed at empowering WARA members with information which will help them to make right…

Ministry of land office in Auki

THE Ministry of Lands will soon establish an office in Auki, Malaita Province to begin the customary land recording programme in the province. Malaita Province premier Peter Ramohia made this announcement during the provincial full assembly meeting in Auki on Tuesday. Mr Ramohia said the office will be used by the ministry’s reform group. “I’m…

Burnscreek farmers end training

Livestock farmers of Burnscreek, East Honiara have successfully completed a pig husbandry and welfare management, and feed formulation training for piggery and poultry last week. The 3 days training was conducted by officers from the livestock and Veterinary department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) It was conducted following request by community members.…

3.2% GDP growth rate predicted

Solomon Islands ‘real’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in 2017 is forecasted to be around 3.2 percent and average between 3.5 percent over the medium term. Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon Snyder Rini announced this in Parliament, Wednesday morning when presenting the 2017 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2017 to the House at the Second…

Malaita trains female coaches

MALAITA Provincial Government sports division provided training to aspiring female coaches in football this year. Football is seen as the national sport in Solomon Islands and the country lacks female coaches at the top level. Challenging the male dominant scene of football coaches in the country is path Malaita Province Government wishes to take. According…