Cable goodwill paid out?

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By Mike Puia IT appears the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has made a goodwill payment to a group for landowners from Guadalcanal for the landing of the undersea internet cable on...

Australia opens up for Solomon Islands

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU AUSTRALIA is considering ‘further opening up its doors’ to Solomon Islanders, it is reported. This is if the Solomon Islands government reconsiders its move to recognise Beijing over Taipei. Sources tell Island Sun that...

SIPA commissions new LED Lights and CCTV system

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BY CHARLES KADAMANA SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) last night commissioned its new LED Lighting and CCTV surveillance system to reduce usage of electricity and mitigate against climate change. SIPA Head of Human Resource James Gerea...

PM switch on the light

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BY CHARLES KADAMANA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare last night switched on the new LED light and CCTV Surveillance System that will increase the confidence of the public in Solomon Island Ports Authority ability to ensure...

Police vehicle in Renbel sold: Varley confirms

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley has confirmed that Police officers at Tingoa RenBel Province have sold the old ex-RAMSI vehicle AB 1530 without authorisation of the Police Force. Island Sun had reported that the...

MARA policy translation in weeks’ time

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI TRANSLATION of Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government policy will soon happen. The MARA government is the current provincial government of Malaita province led by Premier Suidani. In an interview with one of...

Mua launches 4-yr national NCD strategic plan

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO MINISTER for Health and Medical Services Dickson Mua on Thursday launched the four years multi-sectoral national Non-communicable Diseases strategic plan 2019-2023. The four-year multi sectoral strategic plan is a collaborative effort of...

SINPF records $234.6m profit in 2018

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) recorded an operating profit of $234.6 million by the end of December 2018. This was expressed in Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Financial Stability...

Genuine support?

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Government investigates Taiwan’s $3.2 million rent-an-MP deal By Alfred Sasako   THE Government is believed to be investigating reports that there was more to the statement of support by 16 Government MPs for Taiwan than has been...

3 students on Chinese scholarship

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By EDDIE OSIFELO THREE Solomon Islands students will travel to China on Saturday to do their degree programme for the next four years. They are: Shadie Haikau who will do Bachelor of International...