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Careless driving tops traffic police record with 86 cases

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department has recorded a total of 292 cases from 12 January – 15 March 2018 for Honiara City alone.  Out of the total cases recorded, 86 were for careless and inconsiderate driving which include vehicles creating extra...

5 arrested after Police major ‘Kwaso’ raid

Five people are behind bars after a major kwaso (home brew) bust at Koa Hill area in Central Honiara on Friday 16 March 2018. Those five people are in custody after the Honiara City Central Response Unit (CRU) with the Police Response Team (PRT) of...

Woman arrested for brewing kwaso

Police in Auki, Malaita Province have arrested a 47-year-old female suspect and charged her with multiple counts of alleged assault and brewing of kwaso at Kona Village, on the South Road, Central Kwara’ae. The arrest happened on 15 March 2018. “The suspect was being investigated for...

Loggers consulted on Forestry Act

Companies and members of the logging Industries including the Solomon Forest Association has been consulted on the ongoing consultation review of the current Forest Resources and Timber Utilisation Act (FRTUA), last week.  The review of the FRTUA is an undertaking mandated by the previous DCC...

SI to graduate from UN list of least developed countries

Solomon Islands is one of the four countries that could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations, a United Nations expert committee announced on Thursday, last week.  Solomon Islands, Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe have increased national earning...

Decision to exempt stamp duty on micro-insurance products hailed

The Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI), Mr. Denton Rarawa acknowledges and welcomes the decision of the Minister of Finance to exempt stamp duty on micro-insurance products of $20,000 or less. Governor Rarawa, who is also the Chairman of the National Financial...

Civil society consulted on Forestry Act review

The SIDCC Government through the Ministry of Forestry and Research yesterday consulted the Civil Society groups, Non-Government organisations and National Private Sector organisations including Commercial Banks and Education institution representatives on its ongoing consultation to review the current Forest Resources and Utilisation Act (FRTUA)....

Third project management course for government officers launched

Government Officers responsible for implementing the annual Development Budget programmes and projects and achieving the vision of the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-35 began their Certificate IV in Project Management Practice starting last week. This year is the third year for MDPAC and NAO (EU)...

Boy, 14, killed in fatal traffic accident

A 14-year-old boy died in a fatal traffic accident, Wednesday. The accident happened on the Fouala feeder road along the south road from Auki, Malaita Province on 14 March 2018. Police in Auki Malaita Province have arrested and charged the male driver. “There were 26 passengers on...

PM calls on PAC to show responsibility with Budget

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has encouraged the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to show responsibility in deliberating on the 2018 Budget. Prime Minister Hou made this statement when clarifying reasons for the prolonging of the Budget. He explained that Parliament was adjourned to 19 March 2018 to...


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SIG and Huawei International signs historic Undersea Cable Pact

By STEPHEN DIISANGO A NOTABLE Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pave way to the long anticipated Submarine Fibre Optic Cable System (SFOCS) has been signed...
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