FFA distances itself from MFMR’S blue boat controversy

BY BARNABAS MANEBONA THE forum fisheries agency (FFA) has clarified that it had requested to use only one of the three Vietnamese blue fishing boats – NOT all three. This puts in question why the other...

Illegal resource

Unlawfully harvested beche-de-mer from Ontong Java arrive in Honiara BY JARED KOLI A large consignment of dried beche-de-mer, alleged to have been illegally harvested in Ontong Java during the ban period, has arrived in Honiara yesterday. Island...

School rugby finals next week

By Taromane Martin Grand final matches for the 2017 Credit Corporation High School rugby 15s competition will take place Wednesday next week following the conclusion of all category semifinals yesterday. Grand finalists for this year’s senior division will see Selwyn College Stormers taking on White...

Taiwan’s 106 years celebrated in Honiara

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA   SOLOMON Islands and Taiwan’s Embassy in Honiara celebrated the 106th Republic of China (Taiwan) National Day at the Mendana Hotel on Tuesday. The Double Tenth National Day marked Taiwan’s 106 years of...

SI-ROC Taiwan diplomatic affiliation dubbed trustworthy

BY CAROL-ANNE SULEGA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has dubbed Solomon Islands diplomatic relationship with The Republic of China (Taiwan) as consistent and trustworthy. Sogavare made the statement during Taiwan’s double ten celebration at the Mendana Hotel...

Miss Pacific Islands and MSIP 2017 visit PMO and MWCYFA

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THE reigning Miss Pacific Islands Ms Anne Christine Dunn and the Miss Solomon Islands 2017 contenders visited the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Women Children Youth and Family...

Beche-de-mer paralyses reef fish trade

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA   THE open beche-de-mer season is taking its toll on the supply of fresh reef fish in the local market, it is reported. Honiara’s central market, which used to be teeming with reef...

Sogavare welcomes MOU signing of Honiara and Kaohsiung ports

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has openly welcomed the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to confirm a sister relationship last month between the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and the Port of...

SIMSA desperate for modern equipment

BY SAMIE WAIKORI THE Solomon Islands Maritime Administration (SIMSA) is in need of modern technological equipment. Director of SIMSA, Mr Tim Harris says the organisation and the government need to embrace modern technology more closely, and...

Trade boost

SIPA unveils infrastructure development plan for Noro and Honiara, engages world’s largest shipping line   By Alfred Sasako SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has embarked on a multi-million dollar infrastructure development plan, which will lay the foundation...

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