Journos told to uphold Journalism ethics

LOCAL journalists working in various media department and organizations within the country (Solomon Islands) are being urged to at all time guide their journalism profession by upholding ethical reporting. Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare, who is also the Patron of the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI), reiterate the statement while joining numerous media personnel’s…

Investigator training a success

FORTY three Solomon Islanders has undertook and successfully completed a rigorous training program on conducting investigations into alleged corrupt activities or misconduct over the last two weeks. Last Friday, the candidates were granted a Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) – an internationally accepted qualification. Building the capacity of investigators aims to deliver a long-term benefit.…

Gov’t to organizes mini festival show

THE government through the Culture Division of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be organizing a mini arts and cultural festival this Friday at the National Museum grounds in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The purpose of the mini arts and cultural festival is to showcase the country’s arts and cultural performances to be highlighted at…

Newly opened casino told to close ‘illegal’ operation

THE Solomon Islands Gaming and Lotteries Board has served a stop notice to the newly opened mini casino Cyber King Limited. The stop notice, which was issued yesterday, ordered that Managing Director of Cyber King Limited Ting Kwong Hing close the business effective as of yesterday. Members of Gaming and Lotteries Board with Police Officers…

SoEH tops SINU graduation

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) School of Education and Humanities (SoEH) has recorded the highest number of graduates with 675 alumni in this year’s graduation which held at the Maranatha Hall, East Honiara today. Seconded is the School of Business and Management (SoBM) with 332 students, School of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences (SoNRAS) with 254,…

Yow axing valid, says AG

BILLY Titiulu remains the chairman of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and he has the powers to sack the authority’s chief executive officer Colin Yow. That was the view of Attorney General James Apania after Mr Yow insisted his sacking by Mr Titiulu was invalid. Mr Apaniai zoomed in on the issue after a weekend…

Yow still SIPA chief executive officer

“Sasako misleads, my passport is here” COLLIN Yow is still the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). Responding to Alfred Sasako’s front page articles in the two daily newspapers yesterday, Mr Yow said Mr Sasako and “a few bunch of big business boys” has embarked on a media campaign to oust…

USP SI cultural night a success

THE UNIVERSITY of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus annual cultural night that was held at the Honiara Hotel last week was an achievement. The event which pulled together students, staff and the public to watch the amazing and diverse unique cultural performances displayed on stage by the students is an opportunity for…

RAMSI to be decommissioned in September

THE Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is gazing at decommissioning the Regional Assistant Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in September. PIF senior representatives made the consideration after hearing the priorities and plans of the Solomon Islands government (SIG) and RAMSI at the 12th meeting of the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism (ECM) held in Honiara on 14 Thursday.…

Tensions rising over squatter settlements: Premier Veke

TENSIONS are rising as advancement of illegal squattering off the city boundary onto Guadalcanal Provincial lands worsening and reaching critical level. That was according to the New Premier for Guadalcanal Province, Anthony Veke. Veke told Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) last week that the worsening squatter problem is once again reaching critical levels. When RNZI…

Students vow to rock cultural night

LOCAL students studying at the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara say they will rock tonight’s social and cultural night. And they vow to amaze spectators with the cultural performances that they will be putting on stage as part of celebrating the University’s (USP SI) special occasion at the…

$7 million demand

KONGULAI water source landowners’ trustees on Guadalcnal Province are demanding the government more than SBD$7 million in outstanding arrears for land rental. They want this to be paid up by this Friday, 25th March. Trustees claim the amount of $7,565,655 is to yet to be paid from $10,565,665 as arrears payable under clause 2 of…