Afio landowner wants dialogue

John Iroi of Afio land owning tribe requested the Malaita premier Peter Ramohia to hold consultations with him and his tribe, since land dispute remains a priority to solve before development could take place. Mr Iroi stated in his interview that Afio land covering Maka and Parasi were earmarked for development but continuous rival over…

Participants told to be role model

MORE than thirty people attending a peace, trauma and counselling training at Fera’abu Bible School in east Kwara’ae are being urged to be role model in peace keeping in their communities. This was highlighted by the Director of Solomon Islands peace and trauma counselling (SIPTC), Ishmael Idu during the certificate presentation ceremony. He said that…

More TV stations to air The Pacific Way show

Suva, Fiji (SPC) – In a timely gesture, two more television stations in the Pacific Island region will soon be airing the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s flagship TV show, The Pacific Way. As the show celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the addition of Click TV in Papua New Guinea and Marshall Islands Local…

Mayor’s call to China United

The Honiara City Mayor Alfrence Fatai has called for the failed Sol-Plaza contractor China United to cooperate with the work of the Town & Country Planning Board. Speaking to this paper, the City mayor express disappointment after learning the claims made by China United, stating that the project is complete and they receive no notice…

Local products highlighted at expo

LOCAL products are being highlighted and displayed by members of the Solomon Islands of Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the  Digicel PNG women in business expo and has attracted a lot of attention. A team of 8 members attended the event in Port Moresby. SIWIBA President and…

Hou blasts $3.7M bill

Government not compel to pay compensation Member of Parliament (MP) for South Malaita Rick Hou has condemned recent Cabinet’s endorsement for $3.7 million to compensate Sun Express for the damages and boat hiring to Mbike Island, on the days before the election victory by the DCC government. In an exclusive interview with the former Finance…

Council extends REP project

Honiara City Council (HCC) has extended the Rapid Employment Project (REP) for another five years with the World Bank. The decision was made after the full council meeting last week. This was confirmed by the deputy City Mayor Eddie Ngava. “After our meeting last week, we come up with a resolution to extend another five…

Independent Group welcomes AG appointment

THE Independent Leaders has thanked the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government on the declaration of the new Attorney General (AG) which was announced last month. Speaking to members of the local media in a press conference on Monday, the leader of the independent group Manasseh Maelanga acknowledged the government for finally announcing the new…