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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017


Malaita looks at agriculture and fishery development

THE Taiwan Embassy and Malaita province have joined forces to develop agriculture and fisheries in the province. During the two-day visit by the Taiwanese Ambassador and his delegation to Malaita, Hon Ramohia highlighted agriculture and fishery as two most important business sectors Malaita province needs assistance with. HE Luo pledged to work together with the province as well as the national government to address this, plus Malaita’s development aspirations. “Much more can be achieved if the land issue can be solved as soon as possible, while visiting local farmers whoRead More

Solar hybrid for Selwyn College

SELWYN College is expected to benefit from a solar hybrid project which is currently on its initial stage of installation. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Anglican Church of Melanesia in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology and the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Early this month official from the ACOM which includes; ACOM General Secretary Dr Abraham Hauriasi, ACOM Education Secretary-Desmond Waita, Selwyn college school principle –Mr Lionel Vuthia, Selwyn College technical officers-Mr Charles Tome & Mr Manebona,Read More

APTC to graduate 64 students today

THE Australia Pacific Technical College will be graduating 64 students from 10 different programmes at the Heritage Park today. The event is organised by APTC in partnership with the Australian Government and will be attended by Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Mr Roderick Brazier, as guest speaker. The graduation ceremony recognizes Solomon Islands students who studied under APTC campuses in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It will begin from 3pm – 5pm, and representatives from the government as well as key industry partnersRead More

Kenny Patovaki receives praise and assistance

THE winner of recent chocolate competition held in Honiara, Mr Kenny Patovaki has received further assistance and encouragement from people of North Vella, Western province. As part of his achievement, Mr Patovaki also received a 1×15 HP Mariner from Member of Parliament for North Vella la Vella constituency. The assistance was part of Hon Milner Tozaka’s appreciation and congratulations to Mr Patovaki for his achievement. Constituency Development Officer of North Vella constituency Mr Shane Raymond said Mr Patovaki has made a huge breakthrough making history. “This is the reason ourRead More

Solomon Islands a possible prime tourist destination site

THE Solomon Islands will become a prime tourism destination in the future if greater focus is given to the sector. The natural beauty of the islands, the lands, sea and some of the historical stories about the country are the potential tourism boost for Solomon Islands Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen made the comment upon his arrival yesterday with his team “Escape with ET’ film”. In an interview yesterday, he said, “with all the islands, I think in the years to come you’ll become one of the prime tourist destinations not onlyRead More

Premier Veke lauds Canada-GP relations  

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, says the people of Guadalcanal regard Canada as a close friend. “During my meeting with His Excellency Maddison we discussed the labour mobility arrangement we presently share with CITREC and Canadian businesses and the positive impact it is having onRead More

Catch of the Day – ‘Escape with ET’ returns to SI

PUTTING the Solomon Islands squarely on the international travel map and giving the destination’s fishing related tourism a massive boost, Australian rugby league legend Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen and his ‘Escape with ET’ film crew arrive in Honiara. One of the most popular sporting identities in Australia, ET needs no introduction. He played 328 first grade games for the Cronulla Sharks, represented New South Wales in the ‘State of Origin’ series and the Australian ‘Kangaroos’ before heading to the United Kingdom to play for ‘Super League’ teams. He is also anRead More

On the launch of the limited rearmament of the RSIPF

THIS is a momentous occasion in the history of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF); major milestone in the re-building and resurrecting of the RSIPF. In 2003, the Government, with the help of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the National Peace Council, stripped the police force of its weapons. As we all know, the police force had been compromised. A significant proportion of RSIPF members had been part of the problem, rather than the solution. And for those transgressions, the RSIPF lost the trust ofRead More

Noro Town Council receives new staff house

A new staff house was handed over to the Noro Town Council (NTC) by the Executive Committee of the Western Provincial government last week. The new staff house is funded under the PCDF funding of the province. NTC President Mr Ishmael Kuvi speaking during the handover told the Western Province Premier and his Executive that the handing over of the new staff house marks a major step forward in the capacity development of NTC as the local authority and government agent of Noro Town. He said the need for accommodationRead More

Continuous support for RSIPF

THE Commander of the PPF, Mr Tanti has called for public support towards the three units under the RSIPF that have been rearmed. Police officers graduated with certificates yesterday after having undergone intensive training to prepare them for the responsibility. The commander said their work needs public support so that everyone works together to strengthen the security of the country. “They need public support and they have already earned public support as one of the targeted aspects under the mission of RAMSI in Solomon Islands. “We win the support ofRead More