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    Mala stand may affect Fiu bridge, says Nuake

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE “controversy” surrounding the upgrading of Fiu Bridge in Malaita province may affect the project in the long run. This was after Malaita Provincial Executive decided not to accept the winning bidder, China...

    Aviation ministry defends PS over social media comments

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    A Facebook commentary criticising the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation, Moses Virivolomo of threatening to pullout the Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Projects (SIRAP) from Malaita Province last week were...

    Aust supports childcare for SolTuna workers

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    AUSTRALIA’S Strongim Bisnis is working with SolTuna to establish a childcare centre at the SolTuna cannery in Noro. This centre will provide the employees of SolTuna with access to subsidised, high-quality and safe childcare for...

    Mamara demands $22m from Gov’t, leaked letter shows

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO A LETTER carrying a $22 million request from the controversial Metropolis Mamara Development Ltd to the Government was leaked on social media yesterday. Addressed to Fredrick Kologeto, the Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour...

    Police echo call for men to respect women-girls

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Police are echoing the call for men and boys to respect women and girls. This follows the latest case in which a 39-year-old man is being charged for the alleged rape of a...

    Makira-Ulawa farmers trained on cocoa and copra for export

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    Twenty (20) rural farmers and entrepreneurs in Makira/Ulawa Province are now equipped with the relevant knowledge to produce good and quality Copra and Cocoa to meet requirement needed in exporting their products. This was following...

    LCC clears Irofia, allegations remain

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    By CHARLES KADAMANA Controversial HCC Councillor, Mrs Dora Huapii Irofia, has complied with the national leadership code. Chairman to the Leadership Code Commission (LCC), Mr Solomon Kalu, yesterday said Councillor Irofia “had correctly complied with her...

    Aussie who tried to import cocaine via Solomons jailed

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    AN Australian will spend at least nine years behind bars for trying to smuggle more than 500 kilogrammes of cocaine into Australia in a yacht via the Solomon Islands. Police said Zhen Tao Qi, 43,...

    Taro for a ‘safer Pacific Ocean’

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    “OUR two countries have worked together over many years in support of our collective regional security goals and values. “I am sure RSIPV Taro will also help make our Pacific Ocean safer and more secure. ...

    South Choiseul by-election successful

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    BY BEN BILUA In Choiseul THE by-election to vote a Member of Parliament for South Choiseul Constituency was successfully completed yesterday. A total of 17 polling stations were established for voters to cast their votes with 21...