Tuvalu hosts 11th FFC Ministerial

FUNAFUTI, (FFA) – Pacific ministers for Fisheries from all corners of the region arrived in Tuvalu’s capital Funafuti on the weekend to join local communities for a traditional Sunday to’onai feast. The family-style feast, hosted by Tuvalu’s Minister for Fisheries, Elisala Pita has set the tone for a similarly rich discussion at the 11th Fisheries…

No payment, project halt

CONSTRUCTION on the new Guadalcanal Provincial headquarter in Bahai, East Honiara came to a halt on Thursday after the province failed to settle its outstanding bill worth $92, 000 with the contractor. As a result workers from M.S Finjay building construction company ceased work last week. Deputy Director of the construction company Lence Tangosia claimed,…

‘Msg denied us’

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) claimed that Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) failed their words when they elevated Indonesia to an associated member while granting ULMWP observer status. This was revealed at the closing of the MSG 20th summit at the Heritage Park Conference Centre during a press conference with the West Papuan…

Liquor ban lift turns sour

AS the liquor ban was lifted on Saturday, the capital has experienced a noisy and disturbing atmosphere as drunkards patrolling the streets and communities causing public annoyances. Reports reaching this paper said, that pubs and bottle shops in Honiara were very busy with people buying alcoholic beverages after the lift of the liquor ban. The…

Call to open up Lomlom

Traveling passengers Temotu province are calling on the government, aviation, Solomon Airlines and Temotu province to quickly step in to allow flights operating on the new Lomlom airport in Reef Islands. The call was made following the suspension of flight operated by Dash-8 to Lata due to the bad state of Lata airport. A concern…

Fiberglass canoe for East Malaita

Local fishermen from East Malaita constituency in Malaita province will now go out fishing in cheaper transport with the supplies of 60 fiberglass canoe from RM fiberglass engineering last week. The canoes were funded under the Republic of China Rural Development Fund allocated for fishing project within East Malaita constituency. Member of Parliament Manasseh Maelanga…

Wenda optimistic of people’s support

The wind of change is here making it impossible for Melanesian leaders to ignore the significant growing support for West Papua, says Benny Wenda the spokesperson of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). Wenda, who left the country yesterday told the media during ULMWP final press conference at the Heritage Park Conference centre…

MSG moves into commercial activities

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has agreed to engage the sub-regional organisation into some form of money generating activities. This was revealed by the Interim Managing Director Jean Pierre Nirua during a press conference with the media last week. This responsible unit that deals with income generation for the sub-regional group is known as Melanesian…

Govt vows support to stakeholders

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Home Affairs says it would strengthen and maintain its support with the Churches and other stakeholders. The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary George Palua highlighted this during the launching of the Bible week at Holy Cross Cathedral yesterday.  The event kicked off with a parade which ended up at Holy Cross Cathedral…

School successfully stages cultural day

Kwarea community high school in West Kwara’ae, Malaita staged its first ever cultural day last week after more than five decades of educational service. The cultural day was held based on the theme “Culture and Changes.“ Reports reaching the paper said, its the first of its kind to be held in the school. More than…