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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017


Take ownership of the constructed road

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development has called on the general public to take ownership of the newly constructed road. PS Henry Murray made the call after the official opening of the soft component of the project yesterday. “The only thing we asked from people is to take ownership of all these new facilities. We must cooperate with each other on how to use all these facilities. “Don’t just spit betel-nut on the road and drivers must also try to use the road properly. “We must workRead More

Fisheries Minister thanks Fisheries Officers, Soltuna and NFD for the “Yellow Card” Lift

MINISTER of Fisheries and Marine Resource Hon John Maneniaru thanks Fisheries Officers in Noro and the SolTuna and NFD Staffs for their hard work resulting in the “Yellow Card” lift. The Minister took the opportunity to thank them during coinciding with the “World Tuna Day” celebration last Friday in Noro Town. He congratulated them by saying that their hard work had met the requirement of EU to lift the Yellow Card. “As Minister I committed myself to ensuring that Solomon Islands modernised its Fishing Legislation, updated the penalties for illegalRead More

Awareness on Gold Ridge reopening reaches landowners

A major awareness programme on the planned re-opening of the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal is underway with tribal owners of the area this week. A combined team comprising representatives from the Government, the Gold Ridge Mining Ltd (GRML) and the Gold Ridge Landowners Council (GRLC) had been reaching out to people to discuss the project beginning Monday this week. Re-opening the mine is one of the priority projects of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government since the mine’s closure in 2014. Since then, the Government had beenRead More

RSIPF limited rearmament programme

DEAR EDITOR, the Prime Minister, the Hon Manasseh Sogavare, yesterday, launched the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force   (RSIPF) Limited Rearmament Programme, describing it as a new chapter in national history after the ethnic tension. The PM said, “Your country asks that you pledge your honour to the people. They have cried enough and I ask you that you hold dear their plea. The plea is that weapons are not used ever again against the people they are intended to protect.” I endorse the words of the Prime Minister for, IRead More

PM launches RSIPF limited rearmement programme

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare on Monday launched the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Limited Rearmament Programme, describing it as a new chapter in national history after the ethnic tension. The launch coincided with the passing out of officers from the CPP (Close Protection Police), PRT (Police Response Team) and International Airport Police Team- special units to be rearmed under the RSIP Limited Rearmament Programme. The officers had undergone intensive weapons handling training under the strict supervision of the Regional Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) over the last three years.Read More

Bina Harbour can become second tuna processing centre

BINA Harbour can become the second tuna processing centre for Solomon Islands. It is endeavoured by the current Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resource Hon John Maneniaru to finalise arrangements. “I have committed myself to ensuring that we create jobs for the thousands of young men and women that join the workforce each year,” said the Minister during the World Tuna Day celebration over the weekend in Noro Town. “Another processing or loining plant in Bina Harbour would have enormous financial and economic implication for Malaita and Solomon Islands. “InRead More

Opposition challenges sub-committees to present reports to Parliament

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has called on the Cabinet Sub-Committees to present their reports to Parliament in the next meeting. Whilst the Opposition understands that the sub-committees are answerable to Cabinet, it said the sub-committees must also report to Parliament so that Members of Parliament as well as the people of this country are aware of what the committees are doing. The Cabinet Sub-Committee chairpersons are Members of Parliament which have been politically appointed by the Prime Minister to head what has been deemed as special committees. “The Office ofRead More

Kwaio reconciliation

West and east Kwaio families reconciled successfully over ethnic tension incident   AN internal reconciliation between West and East Kwaio family groups ended successfully at Sifilo community in east Kwaio over the weekend. The reconciliation programme was held on Monday May 8, 2017. According to the peace coordinator officer under the Anglican diocese of Malaita, Leslie Filiomea, the aim of the internal reconciliation was to reconcile the immediate family members of the ten young Kwaio men who lost their lives in the Weather coast, South Guadalcanal, during the height ofRead More