$1.6B FOR TINA HYDRO

Sogavare underscores significance of hydro PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government has secured $1.6 billion for the construction of the Tina River Hydro Dam. He revealed this in his keynote address at the Guadalcanal Province second appointed day on Tuesday at Lela Beach. “The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) has secured $1.6 billion…

Manele: Lack of attendance shocking

THE Parliamentary Opposition Leader Honorable Jeremiah Manele has described Government MPs lack of commitment in attending Parliament as ‘shocking and disgraceful’. In a statement on Tuesday, the Opposition Leader said it was inexcusable for Government MPs not to attend Parliament especially to support the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2035 Report; a motion moved by the…

[email protected] Partnership Officially Launched

Honiara, Solomon Islands –[email protected] ([email protected]) together with UN Peacebuilding Fund project (UNPBF), implemented by UNDP and UN Women, officially launched a partnership to train more than 100 youth from informal settlements around Honiara city, who have limited to no opportunities to earn sustainable living, to be active peacebuilders while undergoing entrepreneurship and business  training. The…

Call to deport foreign convict

THE mother of the girl who is currently the partner of a Vietnamese ex-convict has demanded prompt action by responsible authorities to deport him to his home country. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Monday, Ethel Tanai said the Vietnamese national needs to go due to the ill-treatments towards her daughter. In fact, Ms Tanai…

Manepora makes suggestion on NDS

DEPUTY Speaker to National Parliament, Andrew Manepora proposes that a Parliamentary Standing Committee be established to oversee the implementation of the twenty year National Development Strategy (NDS) when debating the NDS in Parliament on Monday. He said this is to keep governments in focus when preparing their budgets and to ensure that it reflects what…